Weekend Wrap-Up: One Stolen Phone Later

This morning I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for Weekly Wrap!

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I just did what I usually do on the evening I write up my weekend wrap-up: I pull out my phone to see what photos I took. A quick refresher. Where did I go? What did I do? What did I eat? Haha! Except this time…I didn’t have a phone to pull out.

Mine was stolen on Tuesday – ripped from my hands as I talked on the phone, walking home from the metro at night. I chased after the thief, swearing, until I reached my house (twenty feet?!), and ran straight to my laptop to shut off my phone and report the crime. Unfortunately, the creep turned my phone off before I could pinpoint where he was going, and I never expect to see it again. I’m left wary and violated. Why did it have to be on my street?! The place where I leave for my runs in the morning and walk home to late at night…

I’ve had days to sit on this, and I’ve fluctuated between anger, fear, resignation and frustration. I think… I’m glad it wasn’t my wallet, or my ring. It could’ve been much worse. I’m safe. I’ll know better next time. But at it’s very simplest – it really sucks to be without your phone in this day and age. I can’t call an Uber when the trains run infrequently at night. I can’t see my life organized neatly in my iCal. I can’t call my mom on my lunch break. I lost my photos. iPhones are really expensive to replace without insurance.

My saint of a fiancé loaned me his phone all week while he went without, and I finally do have a phone connected to my number again. I’m ready to start a new week that doesn’t circle around the guy who robbed me of my phone.

Photo from the very talented author of the Minimalist Baker at http://minimalistbaker.com. Check it out!

On a happier note, you need to make this vegan, one-pot pasta for dinner soon. Don’t let the word vegan scare you off. You can always add parmesan cheese on top if you want 😉 Also – I make it with spaghetti pasta, and it turns out great. Alex and I made it last week, and it was so good we made it for dinner again.

This weekend was a nice one. I ran a 7 mile long run, which was much harder to get motivated for when I don’t have an upcoming race. I went out with my friends, and I watched a movie with a big bag of popcorn in the theater, but I think that venting session up above was the kind of run-down I needed to get out. More so than the weekend details. Thanks for bearing with me!

How was your weekend?

6 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up: One Stolen Phone Later”

  1. I am so sorry that creep got your phone! I mean really people how sorry can you get? You are right it could have been something else or even could have hurt you. So glad it was only your phone. I know it’s very frustrating. I do exactly the same thing when I sit down to write my posts, pull out the ol phone and go through pictures that tell the story of my life. Course that is when I remember to take them. I’m doing much better than I use to though. I hope your week is better. 🙂 Thank you for linking up with us this week, much appreciated!


    1. Right?! That creep was the worst. This week has been so much better already. And it is funny how much more I remember about my weekend when I look through the photos.


  2. Sorry about your phone. Unfortunately, we live in a world where so many people want something for nothing. They prey on people who work hard for what they’ve got. I’m just glad he didn’t hurt you. I know what you mean about staying motivated when there’s not a race on the calendar. I struggle to get my long runs in when I’m not in training.


    1. Thank you – yes, it’s incredibly frustrating/infuriating but I’m glad it wasn’t worse too. Trying to push through that lack of motivation isn’t easy! Need to keep my eye on the far-off prize.


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