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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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Thank you Alert Caffeine Gum for sponsoring this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Anyone else struggling with getting back into a routine after being off for the holidays? I know I have. Add in that Lil Man was sick an entire week before Christmas and daily naps became the norm, I'm really struggling to make it through a normal day.

Although we haven't gone back to school yet, Hubby is back to work. And that means if I want to get in a workout or at least one without company and interruptions, I have to get up early and workout before Hubby goes to work. And the rest of the day is the usual go go go.

Thankfully I've had the opportunity to try Alert Caffeine Gum. 1 piece of Alert Gum is about the equivalent of a half a cup of coffee. (And for me that means no jitters). It's just enough ooomph to give me the boost that I need.

Treadmill - 4 Miles

I ran 4.1 miles today on the Treadmill at the gym. It was a long boring 4.1 miles, but I kept reminding myself to be thankful that I can at least run. I had hoped to run 6, but my hip and lungs just wouldn't allow it. I go back to PT next week. Although, I'm not really sure why I am going. We can't seem to pinpoint what exactly it is that I am doing wrong when walking/running. I think when I get tired, I just lose my form.

It's raining now and more rain predicted for tomorrow. Maybe I can get a run in on Sunday though. I miss the long runs and the feeling of accomplishment. I suppose I'll just have to set new goals for myself, like less mileage but work on form and pace. Overall, I can't complain about today's workout. I left the gym exhausted, sweaty and feeling good about myself.

Chelsey Morris Memorial Run 5K

It was my first race (post/during) injury. I was told to just 'run it'. Don't go all out, just run. But I REALLY wanted to come in under 28. My PR was in 2003 in MS and was 28:32. Slow for most 'real' runners, but it was what I could do. It was a difficult course as that it was hilly. It started off flat, went downhill, then a steep incline with a gradual incline for about a mile, leveled off again with an incline right at the end. I must say that I gave it all I had on this race. Around mile 2.5, I was struggling. But I knew that if I could just hold out that I could beat my PR. As I came up near the finish, I saw the clock and I gave it one final push. I came in at 27:48. Pleased doesn't even begin to describe what I was feeling at the time. Ok, as I crossed the finish line, nausea was what I was feeling. But quickly that feeling was replaced with a feeling of accomplishment. I did it.