Posts Tagged ‘ yoga ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Retreating

Kingston Women’s reTREAT 2013 All of my posts are out of order this week. I was so tired on Sunday night that I couldn’t post my weekend’s adventures. Last weekend, I attended my annual summer women’s fitness reTREAT, hosted by Kingston Adventures. You might remember me writing about it last year. (And if not, here’s […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: My Retreat

Kingston Women’s Retreat Last weekend, I flew north to the Seattle area and went to the Kingston Women’s Retreat hosted by Kingston Adventures in Kingston, Washington. I honestly had no idea what to expect from the experience, and was admittedly a little bit nervous about walking into a group of 50 complete strangers. Sure, we […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Confessions

I borrowed this from the blog of Superfantastic Lori, and had to share with you. This is the place where I confess those weird things that I’m not necessarily proud of, but aren’t so crazy that they’ll land me in jail. And unlike most of Lori’s readers, none of mine involve Kraft Mac & Cheese. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: HM2C to C25K

In early September, I had joked that as soon as the race ended, I would embark on my Half Marathon to Couch (HM2C) program, the reverse of the ever-popular Couch to 5K (C25K) program that everyone raves about. Little did I know how true that was. In less than 24 hours, I went from running […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Week 18, the Unexpected

Sometimes runs don’t go according to plan. Today I learned that I do a surprisingly good job of adapting to the unexpected. Scroll to the bottom for more information about my fundraising efforts, and how you can help. The Plan Monday, 9/20: Pilates at home, light cycling Tuesday, 9/21: Kickboxing and Pilates Wednesday, 9/22: Yoga […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fitness Fix: Yoga

Yoga is an excellent method of exercise, stretching and relaxation contributing to core strength, lean muscles and overall mind-body awareness. It’s also a good way for overachievers to hurt themselves. Yes, I speak from experience. While I’ve long incorporated yoga poses into my post-run stretching, I haven’t been to a proper yoga class in close […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: It’s Harder Than It Looks, Week 10

This is the week where I realized that Sport Beans are evil. I won’t be making that mistake twice. On the bright side, my long run was along a vineyard-lined course in Livermore, which makes everything seem much nicer. The Plan Monday, 7/26: 30 minute easy run (switched to non-run home stretching as a follow-up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Three Days, Mile High

Thursday Plan: non-run, cross-training workout. Modification: expected to take the day off. Completed: approximately 1.5 miles of hiking and close to 400 steps. I flew into Denver on Thursday, and by some divine stroke of luck I managed to score a single ticket to the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert at┬áRed Rocks Amphitheatre, with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Rain, Rain, Go Away

Usually, “rainy season” ends in March. This year, we’re staring Memorial Day in the eye and still dealing with chilly temps and cloudbursts. Dear Mother Nature: I’ve had enough. After my┬áSunday night 5K run, I used Monday as a much-needed rest day. Each year I think that the anniversary of my mother’s death will get […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Still Training

As I look at the date of my last training post — May 8! — I wonder how 10 days have passed so quickly. I have been training plenty, although not in the last two days while I’ve been traveling solo with the boy. Some highlights from the past week: Three kickboxing classes, including the […] Read More