Right now my strategy for getting through meetings seems to be eating:( I really need a better strategy that I don’t regret so much afterwards!


I started the day with a workout with L as I figured this might help me survive what was to come. We did a half hour on the treadmill that all seemed to be sprinting intervals. I actually made it up to 7.5mph on the treadmill. It’s still slow compared to L’s 10mph, but it’s an improvement over my old speed!

We also did some weights- three sets of each of: lunge to shoulder press, single leg lunge with hop, burpee to squat Jack, and pop jacks. Of course L added in a minute of cardio between each of these just to make sure I really was dripping sweat!🤣

This evening I got out for a run in the sunshine that finally reappeared. It was a quick run to the park and back, but I had a decent speed and I didn’t want to do too much when I should be doing a long run tomorrow morning.


I had no kids today but instead had to attend a day of meetings to plan for next year. Ugh. I so dislike these days for many reasons!

  • I have to sit in one spot all day while not reading a book
  • Some people talk too much
  • Some people say stupid things over and over again
  • You can’t tell people that what they’re saying is stupid
  • You have to look engaged at all times
  • I’m in a room with snacks I wouldn’t normally eat
  • I have to be constantly vigilant to not say the wrong thing
  • I can’t let my bluntness take over
  • I swear I could accomplish all of these things in under an hour and yet it takes three hours
  • All that can be said is that I survived and I don’t think I’ve made any more enemies than I had before the day started.
  • Reading:
  • I finally finished 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne. I had requested this book because I absolutely adored The Hating Game by her (which I hear is being made into a movie🎉🎊), but this one I had a really tough time with. First of all there was a lot of thought or in the head stuff in this book, which I have to admit is not a favourite of mine. I’d rather have stuff actually happening. Secondly, the characters seemed immature, weird and annoying! It might be because we hear all the female’s thoughts, but even her thoughts seemed really weird to me! I also would have really liked to have the narrator rotate between the three main characters as I think it would have added interest and depth to the book. Sorry, but I just can’t recommend this book:(
  • Eating:
  • My eating was horrible this morning and it has actually taken the rest of the day and a run for me to not feel so overly full!
  • Breakfast: hard boiled egg, scone
  • Recess: banana, mandarin orange, candy (thank goodness there wasn’t more I could eat!)
  • Lunch: waffles with figs, chia seed jam and cashew cream (my usual at Green Mustache) and a venti tea
  • It’s way better when my mom is here to share with me!
  • The only good thing was that when my mom texted the news they had made a big purchase, I didn’t eat- I went for a run:)
  • I have spent the evening working on my mom’s Gift and I can’t tell you about it as she reads my blog every day🤣
  • Have fun!
  • AJ
  • 22 thoughts on “I Need a Better Strategy!

    1. ugh staff meeting are the worst. I swear I want to say…. send me an e-mail with the highlighted points and then lets have a short meeting to discuss the items that you actually want to hear thoughts about.

      Hope your weekend goes smoothly

      1. Lol that’s an awesome strategy but would mean no meeting as out principal doesn’t actually want to hear our thoughts!

    2. I laughed that you didn’t have any more enemies after the meeting than before. Having lived in NY, I was used to bluntness. It has its merits, because you always know where you stand. Bluntness and rudeness are two different things. I’m sure you are blunt without being rude.

    3. Sorry for the frustrating morning – meetings are kind of the worst. Can you knit during? That’s what I do most of the time. Sounds like the rest of the day was good though! Those waffles sound delicious!

      1. Hmmm I think knitting might be frowned upon but maybe I’ll try it anyways.
        The rest of the day was good though I realized I forgot to do some jobs at work so Tuesday is going to be busy!
        The waffles are great! I keep getting then

      1. I just didn’t get them and that whole wolf sniffing thing… weird! It was so disappointing after the Hating game

        1. That’s great news so they are always guaranteed a spot (even though I am sure they would have booked long in advance of their arrival). You are guaranteed a Winter getaway for years to come!

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