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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.

Just Hit Me Today

So, I was just sitting there with Lil Man on the couch, +Sesame Street playing in the background, when I realized that I am truly just a handful of long runs away from the marathon. I'm currently nursing a sore knee, and haven't run so far this week. I'm trying to keep my nerves in check and not think about it too much or I will probably freak out. I am hoping I can get my run in tomorrow. I'm just not sure how much I should push it? Should I run through slight discomfort or total rest? I won't run through pain, but what if it's just a little tightness? I guess I will decide tomorrow.

But training for a marathon is a HUGE commitment. It's kindof like a marriage. You get out of it what you put into it. My Hubby has been very supportive with me on this journey (especially since he went through training with me once already, to go through injury, to go through training again). I really probably should be nicer to him huh?

But the race is getting closer. In March, Lil Man will turn 2. The following week I will turn 40. And 12 days after my 40th birthday, I'm planning on attempting my first 26.2.

And yes, I'm already looking ahead to see what's next. I do plan on getting the Road Apple Award, so a September Half is in my hopeful future. I would also like to do a Half in June that I did last year. And, if all of that seems to go well, I may consider another full this Fall... but.... let's not put the cart before the horse... I want to get through this one first.

Fingers crossed my knee handles tomorrow's run ok... and that Lil Man and I will finally get over this week long sickness!


  1. Hi Amy,
    My name's Paul and I'm a physio in Australia.
    I've stumbled across your blog and think it's great you're going for a marathon soon!
    We treat a lot of runners here, and I've actually started putting together injury prevention videos to help the wider community.
    This one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=928UWnI1wC8 is about preventing knee injuries from running which I thought might help you.
    Good luck with your running.
    Cheers, Paul.

    1. Thanks for the video.. I did pass it along.. it's good info!


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