Posts Tagged ‘ walking ’


All By Myself I had a very surreal experience last week. The Husband and The Assistant went back east to visit family and I was totally and completely on my own for seven whole days. Those without kids are reading this, shrugging and not understanding the significance. Those with kids are shouting Oh my god […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo A Few Thoughts on Life

Life in California 1. Last week, I got the chance to speak at a conference in Pacific Grove, California, which is one of the most beautiful spots I’ve ever visited. There’s a waterfront trail that’s so lovely that there’s just no excuse for sleeping in. It’s well worth an early morning walk when the winds […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: My Slow-Down Sunday

Walking and Hiking for Fitness I had a night of insomnia after the tiny beach motel’s smoke detector started chirping at 11:45. And, of course, being a tiny beach motel, there’s no one on site to replace the battery until morning. I ripped the chirpy beast off the ceiling, yanked out its battery, and then […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Social Media Diet

Obsessing Over Breaking News Hell of a week, eh? Ever since noon on Monday, my week has been pretty much limited to work, steering the Tiny Kitchen Assistant away from all news sources while simultaneously obsessing over every incorrect bit of breaking news, and snacking like my life depended on it. The latter was the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Ride/Walk Challenge

Everyday Exercise I’ve been trying to remain faithful to The Assistant’s goal of walking and riding more frequently. This past week, I had two days where the car never once backed out of the garage. This is a pretty significant accomplishment out here in suburbia where people look at your strangely if you’re not in […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Park the Car

Walk More, Ride More Last weekend, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant got a new bike. Naturally, as any kid with a new toy, he’s looking for every excuse to ride it. On Sunday, we rode to the ballpark for baseball practice (the long green park at the top of the outer circle), with me towing two […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: These Boots Are Made for Walking

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted about training in a few weeks, partly because I haven’t been training, but mostly because I was traveling overseas for business and didn’t feel like doing battle with the spotty wi-fi connections. Last Saturday was the Where’s Wally (Waldo) charity run in London’s Victoria Park. More than […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Why Did I Sign Up For a Winter Race?

I Hate Cold Weather Running Before you give me a hard time about how much colder it is in your town than mine, and how I’m a total wuss about running in the cold, let me say this: I don’t care. When I’m whining about 50-degree temps at the start of the run, you’re welcome […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When Work Gets In the Way

Making Time for Exercise It’s now three weeks after my half marathon. Since then, I’ve been eating like it’s my job. Oh, and of course, work has gotten crazy, including a daily conference call right smack dab in the middle of my usual workout time. This means that I’m getting to the gym about twice […] Read More

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