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Running Smarter, Not Harder: How I'm Adapting My Fitness Routine at 45

Running has been a constant in my life since I was 30. For me, it has been more than just a way to stay in shape - it has been a way to cut stress and balance my cardiovascular health. As I turn 45, I'm more conscious than ever about the importance of listening to my body and not pushing myself too hard.

One thing that has helped me is cross-training. I've found that adding different types of exercise to my routine has helped reduce the risk of injury and kept me motivated. I've been exploring other activities like hiking, cycling, and weight training to complement my running routine.

I've also been paying more attention to my nutrition. Eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated have been important for my overall health and running performance.

Finally, I've realized that running isn't just good for my body - it's also good for my mind. Running helps me clear my head and manage stress. It's an opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature.

As I continue to age, I know that taking care of my body is more important than ever. That's why I encourage you to join me in being smarter about fitness. Listen to your body, explore different types of exercise, and fuel your body with the nutrients it needs. And remember, exercise isn't just good for your body - it's good for your mind, too.

Let's continue to make our health a priority as we age. Together, we can be our best selves and enjoy the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

ML ✌🏽

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