Apple, a 5-mile run and Barenaked Ladies

My run could have appeared in an Apple commercial yesterday.

I was on a 5-mile run, and I had taken my water belt with me. Typically I only do that if I’m running 6 miles or longer, but I was feeling a little dehydrated. I was a little bored with my Shuffle playlist, so I put my iPhone in my water belt and I was listening to music on the phone.

So, when the phone rang at slightly less than a mile, I heard it through the headphones (was using regular headphones, not the ones with a microphone.)

I twisted my water belt around, unzipped it, checked caller ID. It was Colleen. I almost ignored it, figuring I could call her after the run, but then I remembered she was at a concert so I figured she might need something to be calling from there. So, I answered it.

“Hey, do you have a minute?” she asked.

“Well, I’m running so I can’t really talk, but I can listen if you don’t mind my heavy breathing.”

“I’m at the concert and they’re selling Barenaked Ladies and Goo Goo Dolls concert tickets for $10. Do you want to go?” she asked.

“When is it?”

“July 30 and August 8.”

“Hang on,” I said, “Let me check my calendar.” (Yes, I was still running. Uphill I might add.)

I pushed the home button, went into my calendar, checked the 30th. “That’s the day before Cai’s birthday party, but I think that’ll be ok,” I said. “What do you think?”

“Sure,” she said. “And if you can’t go, I’m sure I could sell your ticket later.”

“Ok, I’m in!”

“What about Goo Goo Dolls?”

“Nah, I like them but I don’t need to see them in concert.”

We got off the phone and I continued my run. Apple would just have to edit out my Garmin, because if that was a commercial, I would have been using an app to track my run, too.