On Sunday, after we all got home, I decided to go for a jog. As I was leaving, Paige gave me a hug and I asked her if she would like to come and she lit up and was so excited at the idea. We got her a pair of headphones for her phone and we took a selfie together before we left. I usually run for six miles and expected that she'd quickly lose interest and I'd bring her by the house after a few minutes and would finish on my own. To my surprise, she kept up really well, had a great pace, and showed no signs of slowing down. After a mile we stopped for a drink at a water fountain and I asked her if she thought she could go the entire six miles and she really wanted to give it a try.
We stopped once more on the way to the south end of the neighborhood at a water station on the golf course and then before we knew it we'd gotten to the end of the sidewalk at the southern point of the neighborhood. I took a picture of her touching the post that I always touch and we turned around to head back.
We talked most of the way throughout the jog and we both ended up taking out our headphones and we chatted about all kinds of things. We love our talks and we went through important inventions like the lightbulb and cotton gin and discussed the cold war and superpower nation-states. When we got home, I went on a walk with Andrea and Paige wanted to do that too so she ended up walking with us for another mile after our run. She is so full of energy!
After our run Sunday, we've talked about running and we're thinking about doing the Donna Half-Marathon together next year if she keeps it up. Great work Paigie!