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  1. Denise Schmidt says:

    Great article My Strong Girl. Just a quick question, are you concerned with shin splints or any repetitive motion injury? I’m 58 years old and been exercising at an advanced rate for over 20 years.

    The last year or so I need to be watchful of my feet, ankles, knees and hips.

    I’ve never been a runner as you are and was curious how you handle it.

    I adore you and your incredible site. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Denise!

      And great question. I don’t run all the time but when I start training for any event (or do advanced high-impact exercise of any kind) for several days in a row I will always develop feet and back issues primarily (also knee pain–getting old is no fun).

      I’ve found the best way to avoid flaring up an injury (for me) is to sprinkle low-impact routines in between the days I do long runs (more than 3 miles) or intense high-impact workouts of any kind. There are a lot of intense (but low-impact) options out there as well as sculpting routines that focus on getting strong and lean and that don’t incorporate all the jumping and pounding on the joints. It’s definitely a balancing act. I’m sure you’ve learned to listen to your body and adjust your workouts accordingly. That’s the trick, really.

      I strongly encourage women to work out hard (we’re capable of more than we think) but listen to your body, too.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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