Sunday, August 24, 2008
30 miles on the road
Woke up a bit late this morning, mostly because my son is now officially the best sleeper in the entire world! 8 hours two nights in a row and this morning I took advantage and slept in until 9am, so I didn't get out onto the road until almost 10am. Decided to try out a new route and it went pretty well. Was trying to take it easy (avg 18.5 mph) with the long run yesterday and the heat (90's and humid) so that I can start to recover for next monday with my 1/2 Marathon.
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!