I feel like I scored big-time in the Groupon department recently.
I’ve talked before about my love for Groupon and how it can be used as an opportunity to try out snazzy new fitness classes (or old favorites) on the cheap. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I stalk the Groupon deals daily to see if something catches my eye (and the Living Social Escapes as well…but that’s another story).
Despite how regularly I survey the deals, it’s rare that I actually buy something. I only want to snag things that I know I’ll use, so even if something looks interesting, I don’t usually buy it unless I can really imagine myself using it. Typically I just scan a gazillion deals each week and never think about them again.
So imagine my amazement when I found not one but three fantastic deals last week, one after another.
(To be honest, one of them was just a coupon for five Blockbuster Express rentals for $2. But the others were decidedly more awesome.)
I’ve been toying with the idea of buying new running shoes recently. My running increased significantly this year (although not enough to really meet my goal for the 10k this spring…but more about that later) and I’m beginning to wonder if my old sneakers are starting to take a negative toll on my body (my left foot consistently goes numb consistently when I run lately, even short distances….anyone else have this issue?). I couldn’t believe my good luck when one of the deals last week was for a $50 certificate to the only running store anywhere remotely nearby. Exciting! Now i can stop debating the new shoes and just go for it.
Secondly, I found a super snazzy deal to this neat place: The Ayurvedic Path. It’s a bit of a drive for me, but it’s an awesome opportunity. I have the choice between four yoga classes, one private yoga session, or an Ayurvedic mind-body profile consultation. We talked about Ayurveda a bit when I was at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I’ve always been interested in exploring it further…so here’s my chance!
I’m really excited to take advantage of both of these deals (okay, and my Blockbuster Express movies too). I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a winter “rut” lately, particularly around my health and motivation in general. I’m hoping trying out some new things will give me a boost!
What do you do to cure the winter “blahs” when you’re feeling less motivated and energized? Have you worked with any Ayurvedic practitioners before?