Thursday, April 9, 2009
Afternoon run with Betsy.
Betsy's mom got in town this afternoon, so after I left my doctor's appt (I have a nasty case of poison ivy) I found I had to wait an hour before I could pickup my prednisone prescription, so I headed home and Betsy and I took off for a quick run to take my mind off the insane itchiness! We got started trying to keep a steady pace and put in 3.5 miles with miles in 8:23, 8:11, 8:05 and then the final half mile at a 7:39 min/mile pace. Felt pretty good, but not great. Officially lost my toenail last night too, now dealing with the weird feeling...
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!