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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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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.

My Knee Hurts

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So I managed to mess up my knee a little (or I'm hoping it's a little and not a major issue).

After a few days rest, I tested it out yesterday with a treadmill run. I almost stopped at a half mile, but decided to go a little farther. It either loosened up or I got so caught up in the run that I ignored it.

But both of my knees have been a little angry with me. I'm hoping this is just a minor issue, and I can move on.

Since I haven't been able to exercise as much as I wanted, I've been focusing a little more on nutrition. (Or I like to think I am. Some days, I'm just not sure). But I came across some helpful info (Packaged Clean Eating) 

My knees are a little better today. I'm actually considering going out for an afternoon/evening run once Lil Man wakes up from his nap. Scratch that, I just looked outside and it's raining. So maybe I'll either hit the treadmill once Hubby gets home. I actually enjoy running in the rain, but I don't think I want to try pushing the jogger with the rain guard on it. And lately, we've had some afternoon thunderstorms pop up. I don't want to get caught out in one with Lil Man.

But my brain is all mushy from work this afternoon, so I do plan to try to sneak in a short run if nothing else. Too, I want to see how the knees handle it.

Anyone else deal with knee pain? What are your thoughts on running with a knee brace? Does it help or make it worse?


  1. i experience knee pain from time to time. i reduce my activity and/or change up my routine. for me, i have found it best to keep moving (as long as pain doesn't worsen). i switch activities to biking, instead of running or walking … i review all of my exercises and physical activity (am i strengthening my arms, my abs, the muscles that support my knees or example, working on my balance and flexibility and such) … i switch venues, avoiding hills, trying softer surfaces. i rarely turn to pain meds but instead just take it a little easier or change up my routine.


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