Posts Tagged ‘ TRX ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Back to Basics

Physical Therapy Exercises for Running Welcome to Week 2 of Not Running a Single Step. It’s actually intentional. No, really. As the season drew to a close, I realized that I had fallen into the trap where I was doing very little aside from running, and I was starting to feel it. My core isn’t […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Dark Side of the Trail

Running Safety in Numbers You know how you’re not really supposed to run alone because you don’t know what you’ll come across? Well, this was one of those weeks. Our Team in Training route took us along the north end of the Iron Horse Trail. Now, the IHT is a great paved bike and pedestrian […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tales of a Weak-Ass Runner

It’s been about a month that I’ve been trying to cope with my angry IT band through a variety of techniques, including guided stretching, intense massage, acupuncture and just plain wishing that it would go away. Everything offered some degree of relief for anywhere from an hour to half a day, but nothing was actually […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fitness When You Lack Money and Motivation

We’ll be starting a new feature here at What Would Betty Do: the weekly Ask Betty column. Submit your question for consideration. All questions are fair game, but if you stump Betty, your question may be opened up to Betty’s Facebook fans for their input. Ready to get started? Dear Betty: I know that working […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Disney Way

When I packed for our trip to Florida, I brought my running shoes and my TRX, assuming that I’d use both. While the runners were used, the TRX never came out of its bag. The Plan Monday: Off Tuesday: Run Wednesday: TRX Thursday: Disney walking Friday: Disney walking Saturday: Off Sunday: Run Ok, so maybe […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Hate Running, Love Racing

Once upon a time, there was a girl who struggled to run solo, but realized that she could probably run forever with the adrenaline of a group to carry her along. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Half of kickboxing Friday: Gym Saturday: 5K race! Sunday: Off It’s been six months since […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: A Plan Would Be Good

Midway through a halfhearted effort at the gym, it occurred to me that I really need a gym-day plan. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Off (meetings in San Francisco) Wednesday: Pilates Off (sick kid) Thursday: Kickboxing Gym (forgot it was Thursday, went to the gym by mistake) Friday: Kickboxing Off (by the time the boy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Paging Dr. House

I’ve come to the realization that I’ll spend an eternity on the elliptical machine if I’m watching TV at the same time. Oh, USA Network, your reruns of House MD keep me going. Ok, maybe it’s because I have a longtime crush on Hugh Laurie’s sense of humor (A Bit of Fry and Laurie, anyone?), […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Accepting What I Cannot Change

Last week, I came to grips with the fact that maybe, just maybe, my focus should be less on running and more on cardio and strength conditioning. This simple change in mindset has made all the difference this week. Even though my first 5K is only five weeks away, I don’t feel the same kind […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Would You Look At the Size of That Hill?

“It’s steeper than it looks,” said my friend, as we stared at the vertical climb ahead of us. This, my friends, is bad, bad marketing spin. The Plan Monday: Travel (off) Tuesday: Kickboxing Gym Wednesday: Pilates Run and gym Thursday: Kickboxing Friday: Gym Saturday: 5-mile hilly hike at Lafayette Reservoir Sunday: Driving range (first time […] Read More