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Running in your 40s, 50s, and beyond is not the same as when you are younger. This is especially true for women going through perimenopause.

On today’s show I’m joined by writer, runner, and podcast host Cherie Turner. We explore:

  • How you can still get faster and live your fittest life no matter what your age
  • How perimenopause can affect our lives and our running, and
  • The bright sides of embracing your journey with a fresh perspective

Cherie Louise Turner is the host and producer of Women's Running Stories, a podcast where each week, one woman tells a story from her life as a runner. Not only are these women getting better even as they age, they are also crushing the stereotypes of what people think is possible.

So if you are a runner who’s getting older, which of course is all of us, stay tuned.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

If you need more help, you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

➡️Or you can enter to win a copy for free, just by writing an Apple Podcasts review. I choose a new winner every month.

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute. Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Highly Recommend!

Running into my 40s, as a complete novice, I began listening to many running podcasts. The Planted Runner podcast is my favorite! The topics covered are relevant and interesting. Added bonus: already seeing improvement with my runs. If you’re new to the running scene, find yourself overwhelmed with all the information, or just want to be a better runner…start here! There’s something for everyone, no matter your life stage or experience level.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Great Show

I found this podcast a little bit ago and love it. She does a great job and very informative keep up the good work.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Good positive podcast

As a vegetarian/pescatarian, this is a resource to help you feel your best with the hard work of running and make progress when you keep hitting the same wall over and over again.


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