Thursday, September 26, 2013

A major change in my life

I can sum up running this week pretty easily. It's sucked. I've felt completely healthy and back to normal at all times, except while running I feel totally sick again - exhausted, hard to breathe, headache, etc. I managed two pathetic 5 milers and finally made the decision to take today off, even though it really pissed me off. I woke up with a sore throat again, so it was probably the right choice. Not that I can't run through a sore throat, but that's how this whole thing began, and I'd rather not go down that road again. Plus, I'm using the time I would have spent running to blog, so you're welcome.

I appreciate all the advice on my running dilemma - 6:30 pm tonight or 3:30 am tomorrow? I'm surprised how many people said do the night run! I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, because clearly most people are leaving work with significantly more energy than me. Some nights I bypass the couch and just go directly to bed at night. 

We'll be attempting the 3:30 am run. If I had to do my long run at night, I'd just spent the whole day fretting about it, plus I have no idea how to eat for that. Do I eat dinner first? What would I eat? The questions are endless. Plus, I've done 20 miles before work in the past. So let's hope this rest day cures me.

Onward to more exciting topics - I made a huge change in my life last night.

That's right.
I've never been a "sleep outside the apple store" type, or even on my game enough to pre-order new phones or anything. I heard the new phone was coming out, and we were eligible for an upgrade. My previous phone was the 4s, and worked fine, except for one major flaw. When I got it, I thought 16G would be SO MUCH ROOM. 

It's not. Also, when I got it for Christmas 2011, I had no idea I was about to become an aunt. So a good chunk of that 16G is taken up with baby pictures. I know some (ahem 2-3) of my readers are still back in the dumb phone era, so let me explain - once you choose a memory size, you can't ever add more. I was stuck. It had gotten to the point where I actually had to delete pictures to take more pictures, like some sort of peasant or something. That's no way to live.

I figured sometime this fall I'd look into upgrading, but I wasn't in any hurry. Then the iOS 7 came out, and everyone was talking about how great it was. You needed like 3G of memory for it, and I probably didn't even have one of whatever letter is less than a G. 

Because my mom is awesome, she decided to call around for me yesterday to see if any 5S phones were available in my area. She texted me at the end of the school day that she found one place but didn't know if it was close enough.

It was less than a mile from the grad class I was about to attend. Class also got out early. If that isn't a sign from the universe, I don't know what is. 

I got to the Best Buy at 6:30 pm. I left at 9:10pm. In retrospect, I really wish I'd brought dinner, but I was able to avoid flying into a hanger rage because I brought my kindle so I could read more of Orange is the New Black, and I was too excited about my new phone. If you are getting the new iPhone less than a week after it hits the shelves - you clearly need to expect a wait (please note that, angry lady muttering to herself and being a total bitch to the salespeople). 

I don't consider myself a total social media addict. I don't even go on instagram some days. But I'll admit, even before I went to Best Buy, I considered the problem of how I could post a picture of the new phone (since our camera is most likely still in Grand Turk). I guess I could have done a mirror selfie, or had Eric take a picture on his phone. But I don't feel like wearing makeup today, and the bottom line is it looks like an iPhone. If you really want to see it, just go anywhere in public and you'll probably see like 5 people on one. If not, the box will have to be sufficient.

When I finally got home about 9:30 pm, my night got even better. I had a gift from Eric waiting for me.

This is coming on all my runs now.
I really wish I could take a sick day to play all day on my new phone, but I've already wasted them actually being sick. (KIDDING, I would never really do that). So far, it's super fast and really pretty and thin and light and I love it so much.

Anyone else get the new iPhone? What should I check out?

If not, what first world problems have you faced lately? I realize that my problem of having to delete pictures to take pictures and not having space for the new operating system will be hard to top.


  1. I am seriously addicted to my phone like in a "crack whore" kinda way! My first world problem was trying to find the right picture for my lock screen and wallpaper and not being able to decide between the 8G of pics I had of "you know who" but you've already seen which ones I chose! I think I "nailed" it!!

  2. Anonymous StepfatherSeptember 26, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    "Dumb phone" is so demeaning. I prefer "classic phone."

  3. I hope you dont use the dog repeller on Naomi .... but if it works let me know... I need to work on her barking a bit

  4. I can't wait to hear if the dog repeller actually works. I'd think about carrying one for the dogs that chase me, but I have Bungee with me, so that's pretty counterintuitive.

    I love the iphone 5c. It's so cute and colorful.

  5. I use Android so I don't have the new iPhone. I always feel like as soon as I go to the store and buy the newest phone, I walk out of the store and bam, they have a newer version! That probably explains why the current version of the phone I am using is 3 versions newer than mine. But I refuse to pay $200 for a phone so i guess that's my fault.

  6. I am so behind the times-- I had the iPhone 3GS until Will bought me the 5 last fall, and I was actually ok with the 3GS! Now that there is a newer version of the 5, I'm already failing again. On the bright side, he made me get the big one with like a zillion gigs, so at least I can take plenty of photos!

  7. I need to get my new iPhone because you are making me very jealous! iphone 5s Sister Twinsies.

  8. I second the dog repellent curiousity. I've turned back into a 6 year old girl; I leave 1/4 mile berth around the houses with dogs who have a propensity to hop the fence.
    Last week I was out at the mall and saw a line outside a store at 3pm on a Wednesday. Couldn't figure out what they were waiting for until I saw the iconic white walls. Ah... Apple junkies seeking out a fix. As a droid user, I don't get it.

  9. Ha, I have the 4 (not even 4s) with only 8GB..I can't add the new iOS 7 because I don't have enough room (and I really don't have any photos or music on it). sad day. Maybe I'll upgrade.

    Surprisingly, even after getting bit by that dog a month or so ago, still no dog repellent with me...then again, I do usually run with my dog, so I guess that helps? Note to self...don't bring my dog with me on our trail run this weekend ;)


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