MOTIVATIONAL MOJO

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This is Black History Month and today I want to celebrate Maya Angelo. Through her words and wisdom, I will continue to rise, stay strong and know that what makes me different is what makes me special.

Equality for black people is equality for all people. 

ZOMBIE RUN IS COMING TO SAN DIEGO!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT!

If you live in the San Diego area,

• Seasick Marketing is looking for volunteers for the

Inaugural Zombie Escape 5K- February 11!

•Our friends over at the Zombie Escape 5K are searching for those willing and able to be transformed into Zombies for their charitable 5K event.

•Zombie volunteers must be 15 years and older, and must provide their own clothes that are able to be torn and get dirty.

CLICK ON LINK TO HELP!

https://raceroster.com/…/zombie-escape-5k-and-fu…/volunteer…

•This 5K race benefits the Natural Disaster Victims of disasters in the San Diego community. 

Pushing Through and Running Everything!

My legs are so skinny, I had to make sure both were in the photo so you can actually read what these old socks have to say!

I feel like I am coming back. Now that there is less stress on my body (really in my head), I can push through and get back to training.

If you know me, I train like I am heading to the Olympics in 2020. I love running and staying active. It's like breathing_literally for me! I must have it to SuRvIVe! LOL!

Now that I am healthier and have officially fought off that nasty cold/flu monster, I am ready to get back out there and compete. The journey back has been challenging but I am happy that I am moving and grooving again.

My goals are to increase my upper body strength, endurance and running performance. I would love to go for Team USA in my age division for duathlons but I still have a lot to learn when it comes to road cycling. So, time will tell. 

Whatever your goals are this year, I hope you are taking significant steps (big or small) to get yourself closer to your goals. There will be setbacks but that doesn't mean you are set...back! It's just a little bump in the road, a lesson to be learned or simply a time to completely rest your body. Keep your eyes on the prize, don't look back and keep your goals close to your heart. You will get there!

This week's workout included the following:

  • Monday: 2 mile run and upper body workout with 8 flights of stairs.
  • Wednesday: 30 minute run 60 push-ups
  • Friday: 3 mile run 60 push-ups and upper body workout
  • Saturday: Goal 20 mile bike ride. Accomplished 14 mile bike ride 60 push-ups and upper body workout
  • Sunday: Easy long run. Goal 6 miles. Accomplished 4.35 miles

Favorite Workout Combo

WOOD CHOPPER SQUATS W/FRONT CHEST PRESS

This workout can be a simple warm up OR a full body workout you do in the morning before you start your day. 

Five rounds, 1 minute each. This full body exercise mainly works your shoulders, triceps, core, glutes and hamstrings. 

Choose a weight you are comfortable with but by the  third round, you want to trade it in for a lighter weight. DON'T TRADE IT IN!

Good luck and have fun!

Nicol Hodges

Nicol Hodges aka "Nic" is fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) and product designer living in San Diego, CA. Nicol's athletic background started in her hometown of St. Charles, MO where she earned her 400m state ranking 3 years in a row. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia she earned 8-Big 12 Track and Field titles and a championship title. Nicol currently continues her love for running by competing in local and national running events.