Posts Tagged ‘ travel ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: SUP, Kayaks and a New PR

It was a busy week in Hawaii. We hiked over lava fields. I kayaked. I ran every other day. I. Even gave stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) a try, and remain delighted by my ability to stay upright without a single fall. I fully attribute my SUP success to the core strength developed with 10 years […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Pack Like a Pro

I can pack for any trip, any length of time, in a single rolling carry-on suitcase. Don’t believe me? I recently packed for a 10-day winter trip for two adults and one child in two rollaboard suitcases. Jeans or pants were worn twice. Everything else was worn once. How is this possible? Rolling. I heard […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Welcome to SF for Nike Women’s Marathon

Ladies, it’s that time. Next weekend, all of our hard work and training will end with us lining up around Union Square in the pre-dawn hours. Dear Betty, What should I know about in advance of race weekend? – Ready in Raleigh Hi Ready, As an out-of-towner, there are so many cool things to see, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Unconventional

I drove the Tiny Kitchen Assistant to southern California last week, a tour of Anaheim and San Diego to feed his insatiable desire for baseball, baseball and more baseball (he’s now been to eight major league stadiums). In addition to 1,000 road miles, we also did a lot of unconventional exercise. Sure, there was plenty […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Time to Reboot

Another week on the road, another week of disrupted routine. The highlight: a 5:30 AM wake-up call for a 3.73-mile run along the National Mall and up around Capitol Hill. There’s nothing quite like the glow of early morning sun on the white buildings of Washington DC. The rest of the trip? Walking. A mile […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Walking the Strip

If the results on my mother-in-law’s pedometer are correct, I walked more in Las Vegas than I did in Walt Disney World. That’s impressive. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Off Wednesday: Vegas walking Thursday: Morning run, Vegas walking Friday: Vegas walking Saturday: Vegas walking Sunday: Off My one Vegas workout featured an early morning run, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Eating in Hawaii

As winter drags on, it seems that everyone I know is talking about vacations, and how they can manage to go to the fabulous destinations without depleting the kiddo’s college fund. When I told people that we were going to Hawaii for two weeks at the end of last year, they looked at me like […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fitness Spas

Once upon a time, many years ago, I was lucky enough to take a spa vacation. For three days I was nestled at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas. But contrary to popular belief, I didn’t spend my days getting massage after massage. Each morning, from 8:00 AM until noon, the spa offers […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Because You Never Give Any Thought to Tetanus

At my recent checkup, my doctor pointed out that it had been 10 years since my last tetanus booster, and I was due. No, I said. That couldn’t be right. After all, it had been the same year that we’d bought our first house… oh, I guess that has been 10 years. Time flies. Tetanus […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Walk On

I didn’t do a single crunch this week. Not one. No push-ups, either. Why? Because I was exhausted from walking through Chicago and Milwaukee. My trip to the medical writers’ conference wouldn’t have been possible on crutches. Fortunately, the combination of the boot and cane gave me mobility that I hadn’t had just a few […] Read More