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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.

For The First Time In A Long Time

For the first time in a very long time, I left a race feeling.... happy... satisfied... content. When I saw the clock, I felt a little disappointment, and felt myself saying.. If I just hadn't walked to catch my breath... but I immediately stopped myself.. because the truth is.. I needed those steps. I couldn't breathe. 

It't no secret that the last year or more I have struggled. In fact, the last race that I ran where I left happy was the DMP Dash in April of 2014. And if I'm going to be brutally honest, that race was about beating others (and their finish time). I ran it hard, and all out, and I did PR which I am very proud of ... but it wasn't about finishing as much as finish times.

Today, my first 5K in over a year, was about running for the sake of running, and getting a baseline of where I am fitness wise.

My finish time was
no where near my PR, but it wasn't my slowest time either. I had hoped for under 28, but the reality is, fitness-wise, I'm just not there. So I'll take my 28:28 and 8/24 in my age group with 120/294 overall.

I am very pleased with myself today - not because of a time on a clock - but because I know that I did what I could do - and I proved to myself that running just isn't about clock times but about personal achievement.






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