Sunday, December 7, 2008
Morning run to test knee
After a couple weeks off from running, finally got out to test my knee. Went out for my four mile loop after Betsy got back. Felt pretty good, but went out a bit too hard, having lost my pace a bit. Kept about 7:50 to 8:06 min/mile despite trying to slow down after finding out my paces each mile. However, still felt fairly good until about mile 3 where I started to feel a bit of pain in my knee, but it was still much better than it had been on previous runs. Need to keep up some short runs each progressive 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!