Exercise - In my 20’s my exercise consisted of trying to learn the best possible way to hit a baseball. I dedicated hours every day to the craft and got better at it. Since I turned 40 I’ve tried to get back into that exercise rhythm. My back doesn’t appreciate it as much as I do. During my 30’s I focused most of my exercise energy on running long distances. I was an ultra marathoner completing more than 25 ultras on foot and three 100 mile endurance runs. I’ll likely still spend some of my exercise energy here as it’s what I know how to do and I feel like I’m pretty good at it, not going fast but finishing back to the rhythm of life. Now, in my 40’s, my focus has shifted again to a more holistic approach. Instead of extreme nutrition plans I’m aiming for more balance. Instead of miles on miles I’m giving even more credence to mixing it up and moving in some way daily. I walk the dog, I lift weights, I ride my bike, I run, I stretch and all sorts of other things. I suppose I’ve done this all along but health has become a more important element to it, not just competition. The verdict is still out on how all this’ll work out but I seem to be happy and I don’t need to eat as much to support the energy that goes out training for ultras. Regular exercise is beneficial for many things. A few of them are energy, healthy blood flow, mobile joints, a clearer mind and confidence to overcome challenges to name a few. Exercise.
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