Working on My Base

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I have to admit, in the past few weeks, I've been feeling pretty good and I am hanging on to that good feeling!  I have so much energy, I can't sit down. Not sure what it is but as long as I am healthy, I don't care. My training for my upcoming events have been very different from previous years due to aging and available time. But I think I found a rhythm...more of an acceptance. If I can do it...GREAT...if not...OH WELL! My times have been pretty good for my age and I am going to keep going until I can't. Check this out...

My previous training consists of the following:

  • Run 3 days a week
  • Long run on Sunday
  • Strength Training 2 times a week
  • Other cardio once a week

My current training consists of the following:

  • Run 2 days a week
  • Long run on Sunday
  • Walking workout 1-2 times a week
  • Stairs once a week
  • Cycling once a week
  • Strength training 1-2 times a week.

You can see what I have changed and even though it seems like I have added to the workout, I really haven't because there are days I can get ANY training at all! That's why I have to walk A LOT of steps when I can't get a run in or my body is physically too tired bc of travel. There are compromises but I am moving. Also, I am 46 years old now and my body will respond to some workouts like "What the HECK?!?" I have to listen to my body to prevent injury. Thank GOODNESS for walking and simple pushups. LOL!

No matter how old you are or what your schedule looks like, if you want to get in shape, better shape, you can do it. It's not always easy or convenient but it IS possible. I love running and I love to compete with my previous times and test my pace when I am competing. I do events my body can recover from in a decent amount of time and accept what I can still do and what I can not. I feel better about myself and my can you!


Nicol A Hodges

Nicol A. 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.