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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.

First 8 Mile Post Pregnancy

Last week was my first 7 mile run, and I wasn't 100% sure what this week's long run would be especially since I haven't slept much this entire week. I had wanted to do 8, but just wasn't sure if that was going to happen this week. 
The temp was only 71, but it was VERY VERY humid. Within a mile, I was soaked with sweat already.Also, the route that I was running, I had to pass my car 4 times which I don't like to do. It makes it too easy to just stop. 
But I found the will power today to keep moving. The main goal was just to do the distance. But, I also had hoped that I could keep the pace to the mid to lower 11:00's. For the most part, I ran a fairly even pace give or take 30 seconds. Mile splits were: Mile 1 ~ 10:40, Mile 2 ~ 11:17, Mile 3 ~ 11:13, Mile 4 ~ 11:32, Mile 5 ~ 11:09, Mile 6 ~ 11:30, Mile 7 ~ 10:56, Mile 8 ~ 11:14. Overall, my average pace was 11:11. I was pleased today with the distance and the pace. 
I do believe I may have patted myself on the bac…

First 7 Miler post pregnancy

Today was NOT the ideal day to do this. But I had already set a goal and the weekend weather didn't look much better. At 5:00am today it was 83 degrees with 70% humidity which made it feel like 89. I armed myself with 2 running belts (one for my phone, the other for my water bottles). My phone won't fit in the pouch for my water bottle belt, and with the conditions I thought I really needed my phone with me in case I needed help.

Around mile 2, I really just wanted to stop. It was miserable, but I kept moving. I made sure that I ran away from the car so that at 5 miles I was no where near where I had parked.

This wasn't pretty, and I sweated more than I think I ever have. But I did it. I completed my first 7 mile run this year.

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Running Class Homework

Really nice day for a morning run. It was only 56 this morning.

For homework we were supposed to run 40 minutes at a fairly even pace on a somewhat hilly course. I wanted to average around an 11 min mile. I ran some hills mixed in with some flatter areas as not to overdo it on this first hill workout at home.

Mile 1~ 11:05, Mile 2 ~ 11:14, Mile 3 ~ 11:18, Mile 4 ~ 10:41

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