I caved and got a smart phone. And in the spirit of "go big or go home", I decided to go big.
16GB iPhone 4s big.
I'm trying to not be all fangirlish over it. I mean, c'mon, it's just a phone. And yet, I'm scrolling through all the apps, trying to figure out which ones I need. There are just too many!
In order to make sense of it all, I'm trying to focus on one area at a time. First, there's social media. Okay, I downloaded Twitter but I'm not sold on Facebook. I'm sure I'll do it, but I'm just not ready to link every aspect of my life. Most important to me right now, does anyone out there have the Blogger app? I'd love love love an app that tells me when I have a new comment on my blog. It's the little things, you know?
Then there's healthy/running stuff. This phone comes automatically with the Nike+ app, which I've heard mixed reviews about. But I'll also probably take this opportunity to switch over to the My Fitness Pal app. I've been a member of Spark People for so long but it's time to shake things up as far as tracking my food.
But what about the mileage? Sure, there's Nike. There's also a Map My Run app, some pedometer apps, and C25K apps. There are so many options!
I realize this is all very scatterbrained. My apologies. But I'm crazy excited to finally have one device for both my music and my phone. Unless you've had to keep your archaic iPod in a stretched out armband while your clunky phone was shoved in your sports bra, you wouldn't understand. I'm so excited to load up new playlists, iHeart radio, lace up my shoes, and get outside that I can hardly handle myself.
(Okay, so I just checked the weather. Yes, on my phone. I'm brave, but 16 degrees might be a touch too cold for a run. Maybe next week...)
Okay, smart phone lovers, you tell me: Can you recommend any great apps? Are there any that you're surprised to see you use so often?
(And if there was any doubt about how cool my new phone might be, I just Skyped with my best friend who is currently lounging on a beach in Thailand where it's 90ish degrees. If I wasn't so amazed by technology, I'd hate her a little bit right now....)