Posts Tagged ‘ zumba ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Two Weeks With My Fitbit

Fitbit Product Review At Christmas, my in-laws gave me an Amazon gift card. This is surprisingly hard to spend. I buy lots of stuff from Amazon — books, office supplies, kitchen gear — but I wanted to use my Christmas gift on something cool, something that I probably wouldn’t have bought for myself otherwise. Hello, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Ummmm….

New Year’s Non-Resolutions So here we are, in the first weekend of the new year. While I don’t make any resolutions per se, I did have a plan that once the holiday break ended and my schedule returned to normal, I’d set some work-related boundaries and get back into regular daily exercise. Ummmm…. The good […] 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: 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: Remember When I Used to Post About My Training?

Ok, I’ve been a bit of a posting slacker lately, but really, there wasn’t much to report for quite some time. But last Sunday, I ran the Race to Stop the Silence 8K in Washington, DC. I had many things to talk about after that, but seeing how I was traveling and tired… well, it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: When the Plan Falls Apart

Sometimes, the best-laid plans fall apart. Dear Betty, I’ve carefully plotted out a training calendar that will get me ready for my upcoming 10k. I meticulously wrote each day’s workout on my calendar. And now, 16 days into the plan, I’ve only followed the calendar twice (unless you count my rest days; I’ve done both […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Turning off the Running

It was Saturday night and I was tucking in the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He reached up and started pushing imaginary buttons on my forehead — beep boop beep. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me that he was turning off my running so I wouldn’t be gone when he woke up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Remembering and Pushing Through

I spent the week trying to find time to fit in a run. I planned to go on Monday after my circuit training session, but I couldn’t lift my legs. Then I was going to run before Zumba on Tuesday, but the rain didn’t cooperate. Wednesday was Pilates. Thursday was circuits and Zumba. Friday is […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Boot Camp

I’m typing this post with my left pinky, the only part of my body that isn’t aching from attending my new boot camp and following up with an hour of Zumba. No, not really. I am a bit sore in places, but really, I’d feel cheated if I didn’t have any soreness. It’s boot camp. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Turkey Trot Traffic

As you’ve probably noticed in recent weeks, I’ve spent very little time running. While I’ve been going to the gym and to Zumba, I have to admit that my overall workout plan has been subject to a bad case of what I’ve seen referred to by its clinical term, fuckarounditis. Let’s face it: I need […] Read More