Running, yes you heard me right

This morning DB and I went running on the beach.  Yes, you heard me right.  RUNNING.  OK, it wasn’t a lot of running, but still.  We did  (1 min run, 2 min walk) x 5.  My knee, and the rest of me, felt great.  The only thing that kept me from doing more was some sense of caution and also this nagging cold that just won’t go away.  I’m still coughing crud from my lungs and my nose is still red from blowing it constantly.  I figured some cold salt air would do me good.  It certainly wouldn’t do me any harm.  The plan now is to increase this routine so that next week I’ll do (2 min run, 2 min walk) x 5.  And so on from there.  I don’t go back to the physical therapist for 3 weeks.

The above photo was not taken today.  I didn’t take any photos today.  But the skies looked about like this and there were about this many people around.  I would have taken a photo with my iPhone except that it takes really lousy photos.  I was talking to DB this morning about phones.  Since I was one of those people camped out in front of T-Mobile nearly 2 years ago to get my iPhone, my 2 year contract is nearly up.  Will I go for the new iPhone this summer?  Or get a Blackberry?  I can’t see myself with an Android phone somehow.  But why not a Blackberry?  What do I actually use my iPhone for?  Not nearly what it is capable of, that’s what.

I have to say, though, that the iPhone is my favorite mobile phone ever.  I’m pretty picky when it comes to phones.  I’m never satisfied.  The iPhone has been the best so far.  The interface is great, the screen is beautiful, the speed is just acceptable, it plays music and video, shows me when the trains will be late, when it will rain, educates and entertains.  What more do you want?  A decent camera and a keyboard, that’s what.  I miss a keyboard I can really type on.  And I miss a decent camera on a phone.  You know what?  If this thing had a decent camera, and a keyboard, I would blog more often.  I would take a photo, write some snappy text, and use the WordPress app to get it here in a jif.  My iPhone has become my excuse for NOT blogging?  That’s pretty pathetic!

What do you think of the iPad?  Laying in bed yesterday morning, finishing reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, DB said I’d be the perfect candidate for an eBook reader.  He’s always teasing me about the space my books take up.  I said, “sure, buy me an iPad for my birthday.”  I’m not completely convinced though.  I’m sitting here writing this on my trusty MBP and wouldn’t have it any other way.  Spending 500 bucks on a glorified book reader and movie player is something I just can’t justify right now.  We have enough toys and besides I’m just not sure I’d really use it.  What do you think?  Are you buying one?

Oh yeah!  Speaking of toys…. a guy sitting with us a Vapiano Friday night mentioned you can buy original VW bugs here, well restored, for around 10,000 euros.  Or less.  Oh man.  My first car was a ’68 VW Bug.  Would I want one again?  It has a certain appeal…..

4 thoughts on “Running, yes you heard me right

  1. Lou April 11, 2010 / 19:59

    Well done on a steady start back to running. I find it hard enough Hoping to increase my stamina if the lungs will hold out and work up to a few miles as oppose to my few metres!!!
    I-pad..saw them but I am not gadget savvy and much prefer the feel of a book I’d think. Got ‘Girl With a Dragon Tattoo’ for my bday and look forward to begin the read soon.
    VW? that is much more appealing but think of possible upkeep..hmm

  2. Cybèle April 12, 2010 / 08:49

    I just love love love our 27 year old VW camper… and little beetles make me smile (they have the same engine so they have the same distinctive sound). Ours is mustard yellow and has ‘eyes’ on the headlamps, which makes everyone smile when you’re driving around.
    Well done to the running. I’ve been told to go and get my anaemia checked out again – I’m still constantly breathless – not good for running really, although I’m still plodding along!

  3. Alice Jane E April 12, 2010 / 15:08

    Congratulations on getting back to running! I know just how you feel — I so love to be active and to work out.

    I have a Kindle and use it, but still prefer books. I love the portability (the Kindle is still quite heavy compared to a paperback), the feel, and the coziness of the text on the page. I actually buy a book I’ve read on Kindle if I decide to keep it on my physical bookshelf at home.

    I can’t wait to actually try out an iPad, but don’t think I’ll buy one immediately. Maybe in five years, when my Kindle is truly dated.

    Keep up the good work on getting back to running. You are inspiring me to rush to the gym after work tonight. 🙂

  4. mandy April 13, 2010 / 18:10

    Congrats auntie! How exciting to be able to run again!

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