Nikki Thomson is a finisher. A closer. A pinnacle of endurance and determination.
On Monday, April 20th, 2015, at the age of 42, Nikki Thomson will embark on her 16th marathon to date. The Boston Marathon. And she’s powering up with P4 sports supplements to do it.
For the Love of the Run
Nikki started running at the age of 20 simply for exercise – as an “easy, fast way to try to stay in shape.” But soon after, the habit also became a hobby and something she absolutely loved. She’s since completed multiple marathons, an Iron Man and numerous other triathlons. This year will mark her second Boston Marathon. “I love endurance racing. Running is probably my first passion, for sure. When I go for something, I go for it. I like to push my limits and see what I can do.”
Motivation with Meaning
For Nikki, the emotional and mental benefits of running are real and present. But for her and her designated racing team, there’s a larger purpose at hand. Nikki is part of a racing team – a group of local athletes – that are equally passionate about endurance running and giving back to the community, using their love of running to help make money for the Boys & Girls Club. “We have sponsors and hold individual fundraisers, and 100% of the money we raise goes to the Boys & Girls Club.”
“We also do a running program with [about 100 kids] every year; twice a week we run, talk about fitness and play games with them. I love teaching these kids that you get back way more than what you put in – not just in running, in life. Show them that they can accomplish things they didn’t think they could. In a nutshell, they can become happier and healthier emotionally and mentally.”
The Power of P4 Workout Supplements
Nikki is not shy at all about the role that P4 pre and post workout supplements play in her training and events. “I love my P4. I absolutely love it, and I don’t know what I would do without it.” Nikki uses all three NSF Certified for Sport products: Pre Game, Energy and Recovery. She uses the Recovery supplement without fail after running, lifting or cycling, and she switches up Energy and Pre Game formulas every 10 days or so.
“It’s amazing how P4 Recovery repairs the body after a long run. And with the others, there’s never ever a crash, it’s not sport-specific and it’s not distance-specific. That’s something I think is awesome in itself. It takes my workout and ramps it up; I’m more focused and I can put 110% in – especially when I feel like it’s not there. P4 top workout supplements put me in the right place.”
We’re proud to have Nikki on our P4 team, for giving every day her “all,” and always giving back.
Check back in May for a follow-up post on Nikki’s Boston Marathon experience.