First interview in French! (OK, more like Franglais)

Another good day!  It started out with a delicious breakfast spread all laid out and prepared for us this morning by Bertrand at Gite du Laurier.  My favorite part was the four or five homemade jams – so good, I wanted to just eat them all with a spoon.

Mid breakfast we met Bruno, a journalist from the local paper (Nouvelle Republique) whom Bertrand had phoned last night.  We then proceeded to have one of the most fun and interesting interviews as we went back and forth in broken Franglais.  But I think we got all the points across!

Filled with a good carb load from the spaghetti last night and the breads this morning, I logged a surprising 35 miles at a pretty good clip – just hoping I don’t pay for that tomorrow!  The roads continued through vast fields of wheat and wildflowers, and it reminds me a lot of running through the plains in West Texas although not as flat.  The fields stretch as far as the eye can see and when the wind blows across them it is one of the most wonderful things to watch and to listen to.  I feel like I’m suspended upon something boundless and beautiful as I run through the fields, without much distinction between distance covered.  In a way it reminds me a lot of the ocean, and running through it reminds me of being afloat in the waves.

Tomorrow I should finish the stage and then go on to start the new one.  I’ve continued to get good news from World Pediatric Project on funds raised and all the support from everyone.  Happy to say that we’ve raised more than enough to fund THREE whole trips to one of WPPs partner countries, which is pretty freaking awesome and will help so many kids!   If you want to check out more about what exactly WPP does, please check out WWw.Zoegoesrunnimg
Com or the WPP site WWW.world pediatric project.org  thanks all!

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Author: zoegoesrunning

Hello! I'm a runner, a writer, and have run across the United States and the Tour de France course. Most recently, I'm blogging about my adventures in an MFA program that will bring me to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, and my teaching plans for Argentina.

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