Saturday, August 2, 2008
Hill run in Charlottesville
Running in Charlottesville from Betsy's mom's house. Just going for an 'easy' 4 mile run, but of course with the hills around here, nothing is easy! Just went out for a run around the neighborhood,trying to keep under a 9 min pace, finished with miles in 8:10, 8:39 and 8:50. Felt pretty good, but hills with greater than 20% grades on the way home will kill anyone I think! Either way, always fun to hit the pavement in a new place! Got a longer 7 miler tomorrow, should be interesting!
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!