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How I Am Incorporating Alert Caffeine Gum Into My Fitness Routine

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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.

Injured But Not Out

Just a quick update, after my short run last week, and the snow shoveling, my hip was very angry with me. I wasn't just having pain, I was limping with pain. So, I've decided I've got to give it some rest. That being said, I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks off of running. If I can power walk without pain, I might not go quite two weeks. But right now I'm saying two weeks.

So, I'm using this time to cross train.




It's still trial and error to see what irritates it, but so far I can bike. And I can row.



I do plan to try the pool this week also.

And, I've found that massage also helps. So I'm trying be be faithful with stretching and rolling. I am using the hydro massage bed at planet fitness when I'm there.

So, I'm not currently running. And my 10K may be in jeopardy, but I'm not out. I'm going to give my body the rest it needs, and focus on getting stronger in all areas. I'm more than just a runner. I'm also a mom, a wife, an athlete and someone who is striving to be the best version of me.


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Comments

  1. So sorry that your hip has been hurting. Time off definitely sounds like a good plan. I hope you can be back to running soon!

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  2. Well done Amy. Listening to your body is so important.

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  3. so sorry to hear. hope you are patient and heal.

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