Saturday, October 25, 2008
Running in Charlottesville!
Going out for a short 'recovery' run up at Betsy's mom's place. However, being that it is Charlottesville, the hills pretty much limit the ability to make the run easy enough to be considered a true recovery run. So instead I just kept a nice even pace around 8:30-9:00 min/mile depending on the current grade of the hill being run. Overall, a good run.
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!