Happy Thursday everyone. A full week of work (and by that I mean 4 days since that’s all I work) after all the holidays and short work weeks was rough. I have lots of randomness to share today so lets get right into Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
1. My second article came out in Running Room magazine. I decided to tackle the topic of Ketogenic diet for runners.
2. When you write on topics that are polarizing, you’re bound to get people who disagree with you. Lately, I’ve been getting tweets and emails criticizing both my post on Whole 30 and my article on the Ketogenic diet. I’ve learned that some people are so ingrained in their own beliefs that they find it a personal attack when they read something that doesn’t align.
Talking about the situation with some Dietitian friends of mine last night, we talked about the best way to handle critics. We decided, kill them with kindness or at least kindness with an undertone of sarcasm.
“It seems that you are happy with your opinion on this topic. Thank you for sharing.”
“I am always interested to hear other peoples insights on a topic, I hope you enjoyed reading mine”
You really can’t wage a Twitter war with those responses so I think it’s probably the best approach.
3. On Monday leaving Ange’s house from our weekly Bachelor night, we all stood at the doorway discussing boots. We talked about how Uggs (or fake brand Uggs as I wear), are warm but have the worst grip. Yeah, I laughed, they do. About 10 seconds later I find myself outside my car on my back and the cupcakes I was holding surrounding me. Yup, those Uggs really do have bad grip. It might be time to think about investing in a different type of winter boots.
Then again it may have just been me that night because as I came home I dropped the remaining cupcakes on the floor. Then as I went to clean up the cupcake mess, I fell down the bottom three stairs. It was a rough night.
4. I’m very lucky in that I live close enough to my work to walk. This means no driving commute which honestly I think is better for those on the road. I have terrible road rage, not crazy pull out a baseball bat type of road rage, but I’m using more than my fair share of choice words in my car when I’m driving.
So when I got stuck in traffic for 40 minutes earlier this week coming home from the gym, I just about lost my mind. Not to mention that I was getting hangry after my run. Road rage and hanger are not a good combination.
5. A couple of weeks ago I was telling my sister that I liked how she had two ear piercings on her lower lobe. I had that years ago but my second holes closed in and I was considering getting them re-pierced.
Then this week I go to put in my earrings. I put one in and it looks funny, I realize it’s in my “closed” second hole. So I think it must have been my other ear that closed, nope, that one is good too. All these years I haven’t worn earrings because I assumed the holes were closed. I’m just happy I didn’t stupidly show up to get my ears pierced and they had to embarrassingly tell me that they already are!
How do you deal with critics? – Do you engage, ignore or take my kindness approach?
Do you suffer from intense road rage?