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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.

#TuesdayTidbit - Kinesiology Tape


Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Ok, so I used to laugh when I saw people wearing 'tape'. I mean, come on, it's just tape, what can it really do?

And then I had the opportunity to try Kinesiology tape from Poetic Health and provide a giveaway.  Even as I was applying it I was skeptical. I did mess up the first piece, but after a couple of tries I was getting pretty good at how much stretch that I wanted for support.

Check out this video of my first time trying the tape.



The tape stayed on until I took it off (I should have rounded the corners though. I'll do that next time). I could feel the support, but it wasn't 'too much'. I could have also added more tape or more tension for a little extra support. Plus, I'm finding there are a lot of different ways that you can wrap.

Kinesio tape can be used for ankles, knees, arms, legs, back etc.. I think you get the idea.

Today, I tried it out on a hike with Lil Man on the Appalachian trail. We climbed up, down and over a lot of rocks and roots. But check out this view.


My ankle is still a little swollen from this past weekend's run (I Ran. I walked. I fell. I Bled. It was Awesome), and I felt it needed a little extra support.

I only taped one ankle (the one that's a little injured) and there was a significant difference between the taped and un-taped ankle. I could definitely feel the stability with the ankle that was taped with the Kinesiology tape from Poetic Health.

I am now a believer in Kinesio tape, and yes, I plan to use it regulary - especially when I'm out on the trails.

One of you could also win a roll of Kinesiology tape from Poetic Health. Simply enter the giveaway below.



Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents, void where prohibited. Must be 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.




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  1. I use tape on my feet for races and it works great!

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  2. I have never tried this but you see athletes using it. Looks so interesting!

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