Thursday, May 21, 2009
Evening run with a sleeping child!
I called Betsy on the way home from work around 5 and she said she was on her way to the grocery store. So I got home, got dressed for my run and stretched out, waiting for her and Cole to get home. She got home and I finally got on the road around 5:30, getting out for a short 4 mile run. Unfortunately, Cole was really tired and despite my best efforts, he fell asleep. For those parents out there, you know the pitfalls of a late evening nap... yup, here it is 8:30 PM, an hour and a 1/2 past his usual bedtime and he is still crying away, tired, but awake enough to cling to the day... UGH... Anyway, got in a nice 4 miler, finishing in 32:27, keeping a pretty consistent pace, finishing miles in 8;05, 8:05, 8:10 and then 8:03 min/mile.
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!