Sunday, April 12, 2009
Easter Morning Run with Mike P!
Went to the early Easter service this morning with Karen, the headed home to have some breakfast before Mike arrived to go for our run. With Rachel and Zoe out of town, Mike decided to join us for Easter dinner and we decided we would get out for a nice long run to allow us to eat more without the extra guilt! Got out for an initial 6.5 miles, stopping by the house to see if Betsy wanted to join us for the final bit. She decided not to join, so we got going for the final 2.5 mile loop, finishing the 9 mile trip in 1:12:56, good for an avg of 8:06 min/mile overall for a new 9 mile PR! Miles in 8:30, 8:25, 8:06, 7:57, 8:00, 8:02, 8:03, 7:57 and 7:56 min.
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!