The Health Journey of Nicole Wade Has Extended Far Beyond Herself

Nicole Wade is a woman that has many titles including runner, coach, pilates instructor, and holistic nutritionist.

Nicole Wade

She definitely believes that good health isn’t one size fits all.

Nicole and I will go a few easy miles as we talk about her dramatic shift in life and how running has been at the center of it all.

Casual Relationship

Nicole has a long relationship with running that extends many years.

She first found running during her recovery from an eating disorder.

Running was a way to stay active while getting out of the gym.

For many years Nicole would run for pure enjoyment and wouldn’t sign up for her first race until much later.

A move to Boston, Massachusetts would ultimately change her casual relationship with running.

In February of 2006, Nicole was offered a bib for the Boston Marathon if she raised money for a charity.

Two months later she found herself on the start line, but due to being unprepared she had to quit before the finish.

Nicole would eventually find herself at the start line again and vowed to not make the same mistakes again.

All In

When Nicole says she will do something, she will do it and Boston was no different.

Once she was finished feeling sorry for herself, she took a step back and analyzed what she could do differently.

During a brief running break following her disappointing marathon, she became a pilates instructor.

In 2008, Nicole successfully finished her first Boston Marathon.

Nicole would eventually earn herself a Boston qualifying time in 2015.

Running slowly began to enter all areas of her life.

She got certified to coach in 2013 and began to combine her passion with her job.

A certification in nutrition would round out her knowledge and expertise.

Nicole Wade Finishing Boston in 2018

Living With Purpose

A new career path working to help others reach their goals was fulfilling Nicole in a way her previous work hadn’t.

As much as Nicole wants her clients to succeed, she can’t want it more than the clients themselves.

There is no one size fits all advice, but some general diet guidelines that anyone can benefit from are:

  • Most people probably don’t drink enough water.
  • Sleep aids in recovery. You can’t repair your muscles without rest.
  • Limit the amount of processed food you eat.
  • Sugar intake should not be excessive.
  • Under fueling is common. Make sure you are eating enough.

Nicole puts 110% in everything she does and that also includes working towards her own goals.

She is working with a coach to improve her marathon time.

Her reason for hiring a coach is that she doesn’t have to think about her own training.

Outsourcing when she can is a way to not take on more than she can handle.

More than anything running forces her to look at her own strengths and weaknesses.

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