Saturday, June 27, 2009
Long run with the family.
In our now growing tradition, Betsy and I took Cole over to the Belle Haven Marina to start our long run on the Mt Vernon Trail. This time we started out running north, down to the Torpedo factory and then turned around and found the new trail along the water to the Jones Lighthouse and from there we ran on back to the Belle Haven Marina. After taking a couple min in the bathroom we got going again, but Betsy was really feeling terrible, so we cut our original 10 mile run short to 8.5 miles. Overall it was a decent run, but because of sleeping in it was really hot and humid, so I am sure that played a great deal into Betsy's trouble. Overall, we finished in 1:10:10, with miles in 8:26, 8:80, 8:24, 8:14, 8:10, 8:08, 8:21, 8:17 and then finishing the final 1/2 mile at a 8:07 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!