This week went really fast, as I suspect the rest of the weeks will go from now till the end of the school year.
After being a little bummed last week because I wasn't able to reach my step goal as often as I liked, I went into this week very strong but then I fizzled out. Here are some highlights!
Monday We had our photo shoot down at the park and then we did a loop around the island. I then came home and discovered a new 2 mile running route near my home! I had no problem getting my steps in this day.
|A fallen tree blocking the path.|
Tuesday I went back to the island by myself and was sad to see all the destruction from the storm earlier this month. Got my goal steps in this day too.
Wednesday is where it started to go down hill. I did not run or walk but I did start to shave Baylee girl in preparation for her first swim. Then Scott and I took a friend out to dinner (it was a buffet) so I felt miserable afterwards.
Thursday was Baylee's first swim of the season (sorry no photo) but I was taking video of her using her new raft! At this point though she was just excited to get swimming, she didn't want to be laying on a raft. By mid summer she'll be lounging and I won't be able to get her off! I did hit my step goal this day.
Friday I got Runner mail from Wendy. Runner friends really are the best. They just get you! Thanks again Wendy!
Saturday was such a waste of day for me. Scott was away this weekend so Baylee and I slept in pretty late. Most of the day was spent playing with my new phone and talking to a friend for a very long time!
It wasn't till after 6:00 pm that Baylee and I decided to hit the fitness trail before heading to Wendy's for a Cranberry/Apple Chicken Salad and an organic Green Tea.
Now speaking of phones, I decided that now was a good time for me to get a new phone. I know my friends were probably sick of me asking them questions about their phones...lol. As you may know, I am a huge fan of Blackberry. I'm on my 4th one! I HATE to get rid of it. It is the perfect size (fits right in my running pouch and my pockets), has a great camera, has an SD card (which many don't have), it's just SO easy to use AND I can blog on it (no app required). The downfall is that some of the keys are starting to stick and one of my favorite apps (IG) does not work properly. Is this worth upgrading? I don't know, but I did. I ended up getting the iphone because of its small size. I did do a lot of research so I didn't go into this blindly, but you never know what something is really going to be like until you start using it for YOUR needs. Now, I know that everything takes time to get use to but here are some things that I'm disappointed in so far.
-No LED notification for texts and emails
-No removable SD card (I knew this going in and was willing to compromise but not sure I want to anymore)
- I don't like all the clicking and screens that stay open. I like swiping up and swiping down to open and close screens.
-I can not blog from my phone anymore. This is HUGE and may be a deal breaker for me. Blogger no longer offers the Blogger app for iphone and I can't even blog from the Blogger home page (with no app) because it does not allow me to insert photos from my phone. There is an option to do so, but it does not work on iphone. I guess people use the "cloud" and Google pics but I'm not comfortable having all the pictures I take go directly to who knows where.
So now I spent all weekend doing more research on phones. My ideal phone would be less than 5.5 inches, be Android based, have an SD card and decent camera and now here's the downside, it has to be able to work on the Verizon network. I've found a few that fit this description but they are not available for Verizon or they are not available in the USA. There is a new Galaxy that came out this spring that fits the bill as well as a NEW BLACKBERRY but right now neither are available in the USA, bummer!
I though the iphone would be a step up from my Blackberry but as it turns out, I think Blackberry was ahead of its time (Yes, I'll keep telling myself that). As of right now, I'm using both phones.
Do you have my ideal phone or is it just a Unicorn out there somewhere? M
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