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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.

Double Digit Jogging Stroller 10 Miles

If you've never run with a toddler, then let me fill you in a little. You have to bring a lot and I mean a lot of stuff. I had to pack the stroller (which involves taking the wheels off to get it to fit in the trunk). I needed the rain shield (just in case) we were away and it started raining. He needed several kinds of snacks. I needed water. He needed water. And I brought extra water because I knew it was going to be hot. I had to bring some diapers just in case. Once I finally got everything loaded, we drove down to the River Front.  And I'm thinking to myself, it would have been so much easier to just walk out the door and run. But I wanted to see what we could do with the jogger. He made it 7 miles on a run a few weeks ago. Surely he could make it 8 (which was the distance on my training plan today). 

Once we parked, I had to assemble the stroller and pack everything in it. Once I got him situated we were off. By about mile 3, I was struggling. For real?!? He was just fine and enjoying the scenery, but I was sucking wind bad. It was really humid today, and I'm not used to running in the warmer temps yet. I actually thought about turning around and making it a 6 mile run. But I kept going. 

Around 4ish miles, I decided that if I made it to 5, then I would have to make it 5 back, and we could actually make it to double digits. Of course a toddler's mood can change at any moment, but he was enjoying the cars, the geese and the squirrels. So we made a couple of loops around City Island to tack on some miles. 

He learned that if he moved his body back and forth (as if you were on a swing) that he could propel the stroller forward a little. So of course I had to speed up to keep up with him (ha). At times, he had me running  sub 9:00's. Overall for the run, my average pace was 10:43 running time. I was pleased with that. 

He ate a huge bowl of cheerios, a box of raisins and some pretzels before this run was over. He must have been fueling for both of us. I thought it was really sweet on our 3 miles back up the River to the car, since we were facing traffic, he was waving at everyone. It was cute to see this little hand sticking out waving at people. 

Overall, it was a good run. It was tough. But it's done. Our first Double Digit run together.





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  1. That's an awesome run! An extra workout with it, pushing the weight of the stroller :)

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    1. It was pretty cool to do with him. I'm not sure that I will make double digits a habit with the stroller. :) But it was a very nice feeling (once it was done) ;)

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  2. Im inspired! I may never make double digits, but Im going to the gym tomorrow. lol

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    1. :) I'm not sure how many double digits will be in my future, but I'm glad to know I could do it if I had to.

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  3. this is a tough task to move along joggler, you have to put hard work to run with it.

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