Sunday, January 4, 2009
Daddy Son-Day run...
I was originally hoping to take Cole for a run with me today, but the weather was in the low to mid 30's, so after spending the morning outside walking around Eastern Market on Capital Hill, I decided I would wait until he went down for a nap. I just wanted to get some miles in, keeping it fairly easy, somewhere between 8:30 and 8:45 min/mile. I maintained the desired pace, finishing miles in 8:32, 8:45, 8:54, 9:11 (which included a 0.4 mile hill with 13% grade), 8:43, 8:33, then 8:18 min. Felt ok, had a big lunch, so was still pretty full leading into the run, so wasn't expecting a PR! Anyway, good successful 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!