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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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.

Dare I Say I'm Ready To Run?

It's been about a week since I decided that I needed a little break (That Marathon Really Took A Toll On Me Emotionally). And focusing on strength training (as crazy as it sounds) I think was exactly what I needed. Well, that and the running streak 
When I wanted to cut my reps short during strength training, I reminded myself that I wasn't a quitter, that to get results I needed to push through my comfort zone and finish the set. And so far that's what I've done. (even on the triceps push-ups which I am terrible at!) 
I'm starting week 2 of strength training. My plan is to do it faithfully for a month and hope that it becomes a habit. I'm also hoping that in some ways I will notice a little difference in muscle tone. I know that it probably won't be drastic, but I'm hoping for at least a little change to encourage me to continue on with strength training. 
And doing the running streak has kept me running without feeling that I needed to run longer.The first few days running a mile was all that I wanted to do. And it wasn't too overwhelming that I didn't want to do it. By the 4th day or so, I didn't want to stop at a mile. I did (because I'm trying to give the knee a break), but mentally I was ready to do more. Yesterday, I ran 2 at a faster pace. And I could really tell how much fitness that it feels that I have lost since I haven't done any cardio in about 10 days. 
But, I'm ready to run. Wow, it feels good to say that. Because, truthfully, I was a little worried that I'd never want to run again. Or that it would be a really really long time before the desire would be back. But I'm ready to run.. 
I still kept it at a mile today. I'm a little unsure about tomorrow. But I plan to take my first run outside this Sunday. I don't expect to go long.. maybe only 3-4 miles. It will be my first run in the cold. So I will have to get use to the cold, plus running longer than a mile.
But I want to run... (big smiles) 

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  1. Yippee!!! You found your running-jo!

    1. Yes, I believe I have. Tomorrow will be a better test for the knee when I take it outside in the cold weather.


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