Posts Tagged ‘ walking ’

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: Battling the Alarm

The day: Sunday morning, around 7:00 AM. The scene: Bed. Me: “I was going to get up early to run, but after the boy woke me the second time, I turned off my alarm.” The Husband: “Didn’t you get up early yesterday for something exercisey?” Me: “Umm, yeah.” The Husband: “Why would you give up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Gym, Run, Walk, Zumba

I went to the gym on Monday. This, in itself, isn’t a big deal. The problem was that I got there about 5 minutes too late. Too late for what, you ask? Parking. You see, my 24 Hour Fitness¬†opened almost a year ago. What it has: a pool, tons of cardio equipment and a wide […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Six Weeks to Go

We are a mere six weeks from race day. I don’t want to admit that I’m feeling unprepared, but holy cow, I’m feeling unprepared. Tuesday night was fartlek night. Fartlek is supposed to be Swedish for “speed play,” but frankly I think it’s all a big Swedish joke to give us a ridiculous-sounding name to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Better Late Than Never

I never quit got around to writing my usual Sunday night training recap this week, mostly because I was a zombie by the time we got home from our weekend at the coast. Let’s start with Tuesday night and hills, hills, hills. And did I mention the hills? Our coach had the great idea of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Next Level

Because I’m sure that you read this blog with eager enthusiasm, I know that you read about my 4th of July 5k race. No? Well, it’s a good story if you want to click on it. Really. Go. I’ll wait. So, imagine running that hot and sunny 5k on Monday, then following it up with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Finish Line is Right Around the Corner

On Monday, I ran the annual 4th of July 5K in a neighboring town. It’s a great run for me, a nice, fast course. The problem is that a) it’s 4th of July and ridiculously hot, and b) the final straightaway heads directly into the blazing sun, which feels at least 10x hotter than when […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Like Running in a Spacesuit

Just in time for the holiday weekend, the heat has arrived. Two weeks ago, I stood at Inspiration Point in the cool morning fog, shivering and debating whether to bring my jacket on my run. This week, I was sweating before we even set out on the trail. Yesterday, I coated myself in a layer […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: California and Montana Run a 5K in Chicago

  It was a week of firsts: first out-of-state 5k, first pride run, first race run in the midst of a professional conference, and the first time I’ve ever run with exposed legs. I’ve been on the road since Wednesday, which means that the regular routine has been completely off. But I got up at […] 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