I’ve been reworking my fitness plan and consulting with one of Jacksonville’s best trainers, Lyn Lichty.  I’ve enjoyed her techniques, & some I haven’t thought of.  I’ve got goals with a bikini fitness competition and am currently looking at a 2021 competition.  (I am waiting for the borders to reopen as it’s an international competition, and will be my very first bikini competition, ever).  I’m very excited.

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.  I look forward to the next six months with training modifications and adjustments to my diet.  With the “pandemic”, I did gain a few pounds and expect to lose those before the summer is out.

*Consult a doctor before beginning any fitness training.

If you have questions about weight training, contact Lindy Olsen  at : ,   or 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,,  Keith’s wife,  Kim Pawelek won the Jacksonville Marathon, & may have advice, as well.