Friday, July 10, 2009
Swimming with the family!
Betsy met me after work with Cole and we headed over to Bolling to get in a swim. Betsy got first dibs, while I got to play in the wading pool with Cole! GREAT FUN! I got to hop in shortly after Betsy, I did find out that the pool is actually 100 feet long, not 25 yards like I thought! Anyway, got in ten '100's' finishing them in 2:05, 2:12, 2:17, 2:14, 2:18, 2:20, 2:22, 2:22, 2:24 and then finally 2:25 fo an average pace of 1:41 min/100 yds. Not great, but good.
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!