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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.

Stop The Press - Injured Runner Runs Again!

I did it.... I walked 2 miles, took a day off and then ... I ran... woo hoo.. I ran a mile. I was starting to feel a little pain by the end, and I felt a little pain with walking afterward. So I immediately iced and kept compression on the entire day.

I was able to walk yesterday without pain which was a great sign that I hadn't overdone it. I took a rest day yesterday. And then today I walked a half mile, ran a mile at 10 minute pace and walked another half mile. So that's 2 miles for today. 

I didn't want to do the walk/run thing for my recovery plan, but after talking it over with my trainer, I decided to heed  her advice and follow her plan. And I'm glad that I did. Today I wanted to keep running when my 1 mile was up, but I followed the plan; switched it to a walk, and  I believe this will be the best way to get me back to where I want to be without re-injury. Of course I still have to listen to my body. If something hurts I need to stop. But it sure feels good to get on the treadmill again. 

I haven't tried an outside walk/run yet. I wanted to see how my calf responds to softer surfaces first. My treadmill has the flex-deck, and it's usually easier on my legs. But I do plan to get outside this upcoming week. 

All smiles here :) 

Lil Man and I celebrated with some fro yo.



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  1. Congrats! I gotta try that one day. I'm still too scared to try running again...

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    1. Yeah, I"m glad I'm doing the walk/run. I think in the long run it will be best.

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  2. Hey fellow injured runner! Catch me up to speed. What happened to your calf?
    I hurt my butt/high hamstring about 6 months ago and as of today it is still not better. I go to Physical Therapy, but she thinks I need a cortizone shot in the hiney. OUCH haha.. anyway, I was injured when trying to do intervals of walking and sprinting. I was told not to go over a mile, too, and I feel ya! It's hard to stop when your body tell you it wants to keep going! I hope you feel better each day! I'd love to keep up with you and see how your progress goes!

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    1. I'll attach a post that will catch you up.. but the cliff notes version is that I have a mild tear in my calf. (Just finished a marathon Nov 10) Uh oh to your injury.. hope it gets better soon. 6 months is a long time! http://mrsglassrunning.blogspot.com/2013/12/i-took-step-i-felt-pull-and-then-pain.html

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  3. I love to read "injured runner runs again!" Even one mile feels amazing!

    What number is your blog? I'd be happy to vote for you :)

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    1. All you have to do is click on the 'vote for me' and it will automatically give me a vote. My ranking number changes daily depending on how many votes I get.

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