Sunday, July 26, 2009
Running with the baby boy.
After church this morning Betsy decided to go for a bike ride, so with Cole still popping around, I decided I would go for a quick run to recover from the bike ride yesterday before I mowed the lawn. Just did the Accokeek 4 mile loop, keeping an 8:04 min/mile pace with a slow decline in the time per mile as the run went on (8:17, 8:05, 8:02, 7:53). The extra bonus was Cole did fall asleep during the run, so I was able to pop out immediately to mow the lawn when I got home!
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!