Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Recovery run with Betsy!
Tonight was a BIG NIGHT! Betsy and I left Cole at Auntie Elana's while we went for a run! It was his first time having a babysitter! Anyway, got out on the Mt Vernon trail for a quick 4 miler with Betsy. Kept it nice and easy, keeping the pace between 8:30 and 9:00 min/mile. Good run overall, although it certainly felt a bit more difficult than it should have been.
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!