Thursday, September 20, 2012

iOs6, ILY

Does anyone else suffer from this problem? All day at work you're exhausted, and daydream about how wonderful bedtime will be. You fantasize about how if you were independently wealthy, you would just live in your bed.

Then, at bedtime, all of the sudden that Seinfeld rerun from 15 years ago is of the utmost importance. It's not going to watch itself, after all. Or the internets suck you in. There's no end of time wasters on there.

That's pretty much my life. I need to fix it, because returning to 5am alarms has been exceptionally horrible this week. 

Last night I waited until I was in bed to update my phone to the new iOS6. I'm not usually one to lose sleep over things like operating systems, but I was pretty excited about the ability to attach pictures in emails. This will make it even easier to send my friends screenshots when people we hated in high school post pictures demonstrating that they got fat or ugly, or particularly stupid statuses. That's breaking news. 

More importantly, believe it or not, the iPhone now has shared photostreaming. Which meant that I woke up to this:

It even eased the pain of waking up to run in the dark
If you liked that, check out my sister's blog for more adorable pictures. If you didn't like it, you are obviously dead inside and should seek help. 

Even more exciting (I know, my life is absolutely wild), my mom is getting the iPhone 5 tomorrow. She's been resisting joining the wonderful world of smartphones for years, until my sister and I tortured her by trying to send her baby pictures at work and they wouldn't load on her flip phone and that was the last straw. My takeaway here is if you want your parents to do something and they say no, just enter a grandkid into the equation. Bonus points if you can get one of your siblings to do the hard work of actually having the kid.

Yesterday, I enjoyed the return of the fall weather on a nice, cool, 9.2 mile run. I was supposed to do 3 miles at marathon pace. I aimed for about 9:00, and ended up with 9:04, 9:06, and 8:44. I'm trying to do it without looking at my watch, to get used to how the pace feels, so I guess they weren't that far off. My average pace for the whole run was 9:20, so for 5am with no food or water prior, that's not bad.

I don't eat before super early morning weekday runs, mainly because they are just too early. I mean, I guess if I woke up starving I would, but usually just waking up and forcing myself to stay upright is all I can handle. Today, I ran 7 miles (easy, no watch) with Lily, and I couldn't even manage to put on my shirt properly. 

Inside out and I didn't even know it

Wow, I didn't really intend to write a post professing my love for my iPhone, but I guess that just happened. In fact, I'm even inspired to take up Words with Friends again (I go through phases of loving/hating it). Apple, feel free to send any royalties my way. 

Do you suffer from my sleep problem?

Are you obsessed with your phone? If you have an iPhone, do you love iOS6?

Do you eat before early weekday runs?

Do you want to play me in Words with Friends?

How many questions can I include in one post?


  1. This post just reminded me to download the update. Stay tuned for if I love it. Also, start a WWF game with me!

    I usually eat before long runs, but if it's under 7 miles, i don't.

  2. Um, I'm still on 3GS. I feel like I need to upgrade.

    1. Don't upgrade your OS...a coworker did on a iPhone3 and it killed the phone!!

  3. If I ran at 5am, I wouldn't eat before either. That's just too early to even care about food.

    You need to get your mom back on WWF. I still have dreams of one day beating her.

  4. I also love iOS 6. I am glad you and I downloaded it at the same time, so that my attempts at photo streaming were successful.

    LOL to "Bonus points if you can get one of your siblings to do the hard work of actually having the kid." And if you are daydreaming about bedtime now, wait until you have your own child and that will end. You will come to dread bedtime, because you know that you will fall asleep only to wake up 2-3 times throughout the night and never get the good night's rest you want.

  5. My brother had a baby in April - my mom's first grandchild. Now she's upgrading from a flip phone to the iPhone5. Crazy how that works...

  6. downloading it tonight - thanks for the reminder!
    there's no point in eating before a short, weekday run!

  7. I don't think I ever even upgraded to iOS 5. I'm terrified of bricking my phone. Shared photostreams would make my mother so happy, though. I guess I'll take the plunge.

  8. Running IS my sleep problem. I'm up at 3:30 to go run 18mi before my team meeting this morning. When these marathons are over, I'm taking up a different hobby.

    Must remember to download the new OS. I never remember to do that...but Patrick does, so that helps.

  9. Found your blog via RER. I also have a problem with needing to watch Seinfield reruns when I should be sleeping.


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