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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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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.

Another Path Chosen - Marathon Training Ends

I knew that I didn't have a lot of time to make a decision. This week I had already missed one run, today was another missed run, and I had to make up my mind if I was going to continue marathon training or take a different path.

I was pretty sure of my decision this morning, and although my husband was disappointed that I may not run the marathon, he also supports me in my decision. By lunchtime today I had totally made up my mind that I was not going to run a full marathon in October. 

However my backup plan was to run the Hershey half marathon the following weekend. Yesterday when I logged on there were spots available. Today, it was sold out.

Cue the depressing dramatic sad music. I was pretty much crushed because I had decided that I was not going to run the full, but now I didn't have a back up race. I have done a lot of training this summer, and although even if I don't run a race it won't go to waste, I would still like to use this training to run a race.

I went on a search to find races. I found one. I have registered for the Gettysburg Blue-Gray Half marathon. I hear that it is a very hilly course. So I'm sure that it will be challenging. It's two weeks later then the marathon so it's a little later than I wanted. But at least it's a race. I went ahead and registered before it could sell out because I knew that since Hershey is now sold out, the other races during that time may sell out also. 

How do I feel? I feel okay right now. I'm actually relieved. However I know myself well enough to know that there will be times that I will second-guess this decision. But I think overall that I have made the right decision for me.

Do I plan to run another marathon? Someday… just not right now.

So let's see if I can run a sub two hour half marathon. That's my next goal.

One path ends - another begins. 

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