I have to admit that this has been one of the fastest weeks I have encountered in a long time. It's almost sad how much I enjoy the craziness in my life.  But I truly believe it will pay off because it's not about me

For example, yesterday afternoon was CRA-CRA! Both my girls had events and my hubby had to work late. . .sooo I was the taxi driver all afternoon.  My oldest daughter did well at her track meet placing 1st in both the mile and 2-mile run.  The other girl was rushed to soccer practice and once we arrived. . .no one was there! Nice.


Regardless of my reaction. . .we didn't fret (yeah right)! Instead, we headed to another park, pulled out all the balls, laced up and worked out!  Sometimes there is a disadvantage of being a trainer and it's your mom! LOL! Here is the workout she completed.

50 minute "SOCCER MOM" workout

 One girl studies on the field while the other competes! #studyhard #athletes

One girl studies on the field while the other competes! #studyhard #athletes

  • Warmup Run for 5 minutes 
  • 5 minutes Active Warmup (included hip flexor stretches, side lunges, hi-knees, butt kicks,etc.)
  • 5 minutes of dribbling the ball and then shooting
  • 10 minutes of Running after the ball, collecting the ball and then shooting
  • 10 minutes of running and passing the ball to opponent
  • 5 Suicides (1st three, short to long / Last 2, long to short)
  • 3 sets of touches 30 each getting knees high and arms pumping
  • 5 minute cool down jog and static stretching (5-10 mins)

Now, I am no soccer player. . .so I did what I could.  My daughter laughed at me every time I kicked the ball or tried to shoot!  I guess I was so bad, she would just laugh and roll her eyes. Truth be told, I think she had fun and forgot how hard she was working out.  What's cool about being a Mom or even a Mentor, they don't care that you can't do what they love to do. . .it's the point that you are there and gifting them time! So, drop the excuses and just go have fun.  Be YOU!


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.