Wednesday, January 30, 2013

{Routine versus Change| plus race discounts

Some days feel like such a routine. I don't mind it completely, but I definitely thrive on change so like mixing things up so all my days don't follow the same schedule. Yesterday, though, was the epitome of a groundhog day for me.

I woke up around 6:00 to be able to leave for work by 6:45. Though I don't have to be there that early, I like having time in the car and at work before everyone gets there to just soak in the quiet and me time. I headed home when my meeting ended, relaxed for a couple of minutes before getting ready for a run, ran, showered, then made dinner. I got in bed to watch TV and do some blogging, and then it was time to go to sleep to be able to wake up and do it again...

My run was good; my legs felt happy, and I smiled and mouthed the words to the music I was listening to as I ran. I ran 4 miles at 9 minute miles. But again, nothing outstanding. I then came home and, after showering, made dinner. It was tasty and not overly difficult, and it actually fit some of what I am learning clean eating to be about.
Summer Vegetables with Chicken Sausage and Potatoes
It's funny because as I write this, I think what I had was just a not great day. I've come to be so happy, outgoing, and peppy on a regular basis that just another day comes to seem so plain. I guess I can be thankful that it wasn't a bad day; just average. Do you enjoy getting into routine or do you like change more? What do you do to ensure you have more good days than average or bad?

But I do have two exciting discounts to share with you!

The first coupon code is for the Athleta Iron Girl race series that I'm running in April in Clearwater. If you're going to be in the Tampa Bay area or want to make a trip, you can get 10% off the 5k or half marathon with the code TBBLOGGERS13. You can find more information and sign up on their website. That discount code expires February 28th.

The second is from Pretty Muddy. I ran it in 2012 and had the best time! I would highly recommend signing up for one of their races if there's one near you.
You can get $20 off through today (January 30th) using the code GIRLTIME. The price increases in February, and you won't see the race offered at a lower price at any point; they're guaranteeing it. You can use that code for any of the races that they're offering, and you can find the list of races offered on their website.

What is your next race?
What is your next goal race?
Have you done a mud run before? If so, through which of the race series?


Meghan said...

I'm with you. Some days can feel so much like "Wash.Rinse.Repeat". I try do little things - stop for coffee at a new place, try a new workout class/location, etc. It doesn't always work, but changing it up ever so slightly helps.

My husband and I have made a ton of changes regarding clean eating, and so far, we love it! We haven't gone full paleo, but I'm considering it for the summer months when I have more time.

Kat @ S and F said...

I had that quinoa and veggies from TJs and wish I had a bigger freezer to buy more! I just popped that stuff in the microwave when I got home...late around 9 from work....and ate healthy in 10 minutes! .. And I'm excited for Warrior Dash this weekend, but will miss the bubbles ;)

Miz said...

mainly because since the move Ive not yet found a routine :-)

Nichole said...

Yea I go back and forth; when things get crazy hectic, I crave stability & routine, but then....once I have routine for a bit, I get bored. I can't win, lol!

Beka said...

For some things routine is good, but overall I like change. I am #1 person to get bored when things get monotonous. I usually end up throwing a wrench... a la my 11 cross country/state moves or hobbies. Haha... I have learned from all that though is that as long as your day ends happy then not everyday has to be something exceptional. Sometimes its a nice breather and makes the exceptional days even better!

The Unlikely Runner said...

OH man I am definitely a routine person! I thrive on it and I hate/can't function well when my normal routine is messed up. It's something I definitely need to work on but I am definitely a same thing every day kind of person!

Claire Kiefer said...

I'd really like to do a Pretty Muddy race, but the nearest one to me is in Sacramento. :( As for routine vs change . . . I guess I like a bit of both. I can't handle the type of life in which I'm doing the same exact thing day in and day out (thank goodness my schedule isn't anything like that), but you do have me thinking about how to make days awesome.

lpnedwards said...

My new job is a complete change for me. I was so unhappy in my old one that this new 'routine' is one I look forward to every day. Thanks for the discount codes!

thompson said...

i have never done a mud run before but they look like so much fun! the next race i have is the shamrock half in march. that is always a great time!
good luck with your races!

Lauren said...

I'm super excited for the Iron Girl 5K and that dinner looks delicious!

Jenny said...

I thrive on routine though every now and again it's fun to stir things up!

The chicken sausage dish looks super good!!

Leanna Vera said...

I always need to shake things up a bit to keep entertained. I try to plan a happy hour with friends once a week and it helps break up the monotony of the daily routine.

Also, that chicken sausage Skinny Taste recipe is one of my favorites! I made her chicken pot pie soup a few weeks ago and it was amazing as well!

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