Posts Tagged ‘ tnt ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When You Can’t Run, Walk

Move At Your Own Pace The good news (and it’s very good news!) is that my IT band is starting to feel better. Last Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could run a bit and mostly walk a 10k without stabbing pain in my knee; this wouldn’t have been possible a month […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Universe Works in Mysterious Ways

Back in April, I was talking with a friend who happens to be a cycling aficionado, logging several hundred miles per week. “I want to find time to ride more,” I told him over lunch. Dear universe: I meant in addition to running, not in place of it. This marks the second consecutive week where […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: A Little Love for the Back of the Pack

On Saturday, we had our first official Team in Training run of the season, and my first as a captain. My IT band was griping at me, so I cut my pace back and opted to do only 2 miles (the half marathoners’ distance) as opposed to the 4 I had planned to crank out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: I’m With the Team

Saturday was the first official kickoff meeting for the fall season of Team in Training. If you’ve never done a Team in Training event, imagine the grand ballroom of a major hotel, packed with people who are about to embark on a long journey with other cyclists, runners, hikers, walkers and triathletes. There’s a ton […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo This is Your Captain Speaking: Coordinating a Fundraising Raffle

I have a really hard time asking anyone for anything. I’ve always been a self-sufficient, fend-for-myself kind of person, which is why fundraising for Team in Training has always been a challenge. Don’t get me wrong: you’ve all been very generous about supporting me and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission. But first I have […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: My IT Band is Angry

Last week, I went on my usual Monday morning hike with two friends. On the way back, my knee started getting very unhappy. By the time I got back to the car, I emailed a fellow runner and described the pain as “stabby.” While it felt more isolated in my knee while I was hiking, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Remember When I Used to Post About My Training?

Ok, I’ve been a bit of a posting slacker lately, but really, there wasn’t much to report for quite some time. But last Sunday, I ran the Race to Stop the Silence 8K in Washington, DC. I had many things to talk about after that, but seeing how I was traveling and tired… well, it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Completing the Circuits

Ever since the end of Team in Training season, I’ve been suffering from a lack of purpose in my workouts. Sure, I’ve been doing things, but the level of effort has been purely half-assed and lacking a plan. This past week I finally started circuit training with a new trainer. Her sessions are intense and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: So I Wear Skirts

Those who know me will know that my conversion to running skirts is less than a year old, when fellow tall girls Dimity and Sara convinced me to ditch my capri tights. I wore capris in all weather, even my hottest summer workouts, because I’ve never been comfortable in shorts. When I buy pants, I look for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Resting and Remembering

Between the post-race recovery week and my cross-country travel, there’s not much to report training-wise. Saturday, however, was another sad reminder of why we do what we do with Team in Training. While I was in transit between Jacksonville and Dallas, we lost Josh — one of our team honorees — to B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We […] Read More