I’ve been reworking my fitness plan and consulting with one of Jacksonville’s best trainers, Lyn Lichty.  I’ve enjoyed her  advice.  It was a treat to meet Iris Davis in October of 2020.    She’s a 76 YO competitor, with an inspirational story, and a “gung ho” spirit.

New goals mean new training, and my old plan went “flat”.  Stay tuned for my next fitness regime.  I’ll happily share, and am planning to link in exercises into my social feeds to share with friends and followers there who may be interested.

Beth working w/Brian Ankers, Ireland's elite winner of Connemara 100, 15:48:10.
Beth working w/Brian Ankers, Ireland’s elite winner of ’14 Connemara 100, 15:48:10.

I’m a “retired” marathoner.  By this I mean I was never a pro athlete, and all three of my marathons were for fun, and definitely were just that.

I ran all over the US doing 10K’s with a track team at my employer, and in addition,  ran my first NYC marathon while raising money for a child with Leukemia.

My interests have transitioned more into weight training as I’ve gotten older, and I’m challenged with trying to maintain as much muscle as possible  as I age.

*Consult a doctor before beginning any fitness training.

If you have questions about weight training, contact Body Mechanic Lyn McClain Lichty on Facebook (located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida).  Lyn is one of the best trainers out there, with over 40 years of experience.

For personal advice on running, contact elite runners and authors: Hal Higdon, (, Amby Burfoot (,  or Jeff Galloway (  If you’re an elite runner in Florida & want personal consult, best contact is Former Olympian Keith Brantly.

My best contact in the New York City area is Jordan Metzl, MD.   He’s done several Ironmans, & is an Orthopedic surgeon.  His contact website is  He runs a fitness community as well, in NY, & has traveled to AZ & Miami working with his concept #IronStrength.