Monday, June 18, 2007

Wednesday, June 13 7:30 pm My Room

I know I am old and out of shape- here is how. So, once we got back to the farm from the office I decided, “Hey, it is really nice out right now. I am going to go for a run.” Since I didn’t go that morning, the idea seemed just great. I mean, the sun was setting behind the rain clouds, the wind was blowing; it was all very picturesque. So, I put on my running shoes, grabbed my iPod, and went downstairs. Now, outside the quad (the building we live in) there are always at least 7 kids hanging around. They asked where I was going, and I told them for a run. From here, I took off. It felt really good. Wind blowing in my face, dodging mud piles from last night’s rain, looking at the crops growing, jumping over puddles- it was perfect. (You burn more calories dodging mud and water, right? That’s what I thought.) I felt like I was going at a pretty good pace, I was well outside the main grounds of the farm, when it happened. My iPod was just changing songs, and as it got quiet, I heard the pit pat of bare feet. Four of them. Then I saw two little bodies dart past me. Yup- that’s right. Two of the boys I thought I had left in my dust back at the quad just left me wiping the dust from my eyes. “Crap!” I said to myself. “I suck! Here I am panting, pouring water down my throat, and these two are running bare foot… and they are faster than me!” Then, (now this is the worse part about the whole experience) Samde starts blowing into a reed every time I stop running! Run, run…run… walk, walk…walk…TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! Run, run…run…walk, walk…walk…TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! I haven’t decided if I want to hide from Samde every time I want to run, or recruit him as my trainer! What do you think?


  1. Your entries are so fun to read, Paige!! They are so entertaining as well as informative. I look on the blog at least 3 times a day. I wish there was a way to see every comment from every entry at one time. Instead, you have to click under each entry to read what others have written. Anyway...I love your style of writing. The only thing I DON'T love is that you are being surprised by unexpected people sneeking up behind you. STOP wearing the headphones when you are alone!!! Remember to stay safe at all times!! I know you are rolling your eyes!! I love you.

  2. Paige-
    I, too, am rolling my eyes! Your mom will always be a mom, I guess. I can almost see her steel finger waving at you as she wrote her 'words of wisdom'. I do hope, however, that you're staying safe and not feeling too alone most of the time. It feels so neat to be able to check in with you every day.
    I ditto your mom's comments re: your entries. They are so warm and personable that I feel like I'm getting to know all about your new friend's and your new lifestyle.
    Know that you are very loved, as everyone checks in, reads your postings and submits their comments. We all wish you well and hope that you are happy!
    Hope you're having a wonderful day/night!!!
    Love, AP xoxoxo

  3. The funny thing is, when I was writing that about Fegins, I KNEW Mom would say that. Got to keep her on her toes. I love you Mom, and miss you! Maybe you should recruit one of the neighbors to Toot a reed at you so you will keep walking while I am gone! haha. Talk to you on Sunday!