Saturday, December 13, 2008
Cole's morning nap = Daddy's morning run!
After having breakfast and feeding Cole, (he is a big boy now eating rice cereal, pumpkin, oatmeal and is able to suck on different fruits!) we put Cole down for his morning nap so I took the chance and hopped out on the road for the four mile Accokeek loop! Actually had a great run, most especially when compared to yesterday's difficulty. Actually averaged 7:41 min/mile over the run, finishing with 7:50, 7:53, 7:43, 7:21 and the last bit at a 6:33 pace! This was a bit off of my PR, but certainly the fastest I have run this course in a while and did it without any knee pain! Good day on the road!
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!