I’ve been trying to remember to carry my iPhone with me when I work out, but I’m a forgetful fellow. I often leave it in my locker by mistake. Because of that, I’ve taken to placing my phone on the bench – beside my water bottle – while I change into workout gear, with the intent of grabbing it when I head to the workout area.
The other day, I was running late for a group fitness class and so wasn’t paying close attention to my phone. I rushed to get ready and then swept out f the change room to grab a spot in the fitness studio. It was only after I got my equipment set up that I realized I didn’t bring my phone with me.
What’s worse, I couldn’t remember if I had left it on the bench.
My heart started to race as I sprinted back to my locker. Nothing on the bench. But when I opened my locker, I couldn’t find it either – not on the top shelf and not in my jacket pocket, where I usually keep it.
My heart sank and I started to panic. Had I left it on the bench only to have some bastard steal it?
I looked through my jacket pockets again – nothing. My gym bag – nothing. Finally, I checked my pants pockets and was relieved to find it there. I must have tucked it in my front pocket in my haste when I arrived at the gym’s front desk and had to show my membership card.
It was a huge relief (even if the adrenaline rush made for a tough workout).
You know, I’ve never been a fan of Cell Phones – I’ve had one for years, but never really paid it much attention – but wow, I’ve really grown attached to my iPhone.
That afternoon, I placed a password on my phone – which has proven to be a nuisance when I want quick access to iTunes, but it’s a good precaution nonetheless – and signed up for MobileMe’s “Find my iPhone” service (which lets me track it with a web browser).