Unplugged & That Half Marathon Feeling (TOL)

hershey half marathon

thinking out loud

After receiving my replacement phone, I had to log back into all of my apps. For the life of me, I cannot get into my Instagram account because I can’t get the password correct. All it does when I try to reset the password is redirect me to log in without the chance to actually reset it.

Right now the only Instagram account that I can access is the one I manage for work. In case you were wondering, it can get real confusing to juggle so many accounts (personal and work) so in some ways, I am more than happy actually to not have access to mine at the moment.

In fact, I think I liked not having my phone for a bit. It was super nice to be unplugged from the world.

I am NOT ready for this season’s Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce to end. This season went way too fast, probably because I think it has been the best so far. The whole Abby and the baseball coach thing with the ex-wife who wasn’t totally the ex-wife yet is just so real life. You may think it’s not, but it is.

In the spare time that I don’t have, I should start a dating after divorce blog. Oh, the stories I could tell.

So I’m back in the mood to listen to my race playlist while running which makes me happy. The songs immediately give me that starting line/finish line half marathon feeling. Interestingly enough, the songs rarely remind me of the middle of a race.

I think my brain chooses to block the middle miles of a race out of my mind.

This thought of blocking out the middle miles of a race got me thinking again about how I can run 13 miles at any time like no big deal yet running 13 miles in a half marathon is a totally different experience. Running a race is HARD, regardless of how used to the actual distance you can be.

I start training for the Long Island half marathon in like two weeks!

And since I have zero new photos this week after losing my phone, here’s a #TBT to my first half marathon taken minutes before the race began. I can see the no make up applied innocence (and nervousness) in my face!

hershey half marathon

Running my first half marathon at Hershey Park was such a proud moment.

But really, isn’t every single run a proud moment? Each morning I am proud of the run I accomplish, no matter the pace or distance. I think this is just another reason why running first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day. 🙂

On This Day:

2/23/16: NEDA Week < – I am always good for a disordered eating, body image, and amenorrhea conversation.

2/23/15: Things That Make Me Happy < – Still loving Red Mango and I need a new coloring book!

2/23/14: My Kind of Plant-Based Power Bowl < – The easiest meals to make, if you ask me.

Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today!

Are you glued to your phone or do you prefer to unplug more often lately?

Which songs remind you of the races you have run? Do you have a set race playlist or do you make a new one right before a race?

Which race was your first race to run?

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

15 thoughts on “Unplugged & That Half Marathon Feeling (TOL)”

  1. I hate when I cant log into something and it makes me reset a password. The more it happens, the less likely I am to know a password. I have a list of my passwords at work that I try to keep updated so i dont get locked out. The worse is when it won’t actually let you reset your password!

  2. I usually leave my phone at home when I take my dog for walks and I like to leave it also when I’m going out and won’t need it, aka to the beach or something. When I’m at home I’m pretty tied to it. But if I’m out I’m cool without it!
    My first race was the Joe Pa / special olympus Stadium Run at Penn State in 2012 with my dad!!

  3. My first race was while training for a marathon, and it was the Vancouver half marathon in May of 1998!!!
    I wish I could be more unplugged, but once the kids become teenagers, it’s the best way to stay in touch with them.

    1. I have the icloud back up which saved everything except for the few photos I took during the day on Monday! I was in between the back ups I guess. and then by the time I got my new phone up and running, I never took another picture this week lol

  4. I find that I get depressed if I spend too much time on my Ipod, but I like to spend some time connecting and finding photos and posting; I just need a bit of unplug time every day and every night.

  5. Love that every run can be a proud moment! I wish I could unplug more but it seems like life doesn’t really allow for it anymore, although i do try to limit the time I spend on apps and such since it feels so draining.

  6. I’ve never actually ran a race, but I hope to one day!! I think that it would be a fun experience. Lately I have been a little more unplugged from my phone just because I’ve been so busy.. but it is nice to not be connected to it all the time; I never really realized how attached I was to it until now.

  7. I’m working on unplugging more.

    I also need to start doing some exercise again. I stopped for several weeks there when the tiny humans naps went down the toilet. She’s getting some regularity back though so it’s time to get back into gear.

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