Monday, January 5, 2009
Evening run with Spanky
My buddy Mark (a.k.a. Spanky, a.k.a. Ben) is in town for business, so after work the two of us met up and took off for about a four mile run. We started at his Hotel in Crystal City, heading out toward the Pentagon, then up the hill toward the Air Force Memorial, where we took a quick break to take in the view, before heading back down into Crystal City towards his hotel. We averaged 9 min miles overall, finishing the miles in 9:20, 9:35, 8:52, 8:56, then the last 1/4 mile at 8:35 min/mile pace. Good run that we finished off with a beer at his hotel... mmmm carbo loading...
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!