Monday, August 3, 2009
Afternoon run with Cole!
It is Betsy's birthday, so I came home just after lunch to watch Cole while Betsy went and got a massage. Cole was finishing his nap when I got home, so I got in a bit of work until he woke up about an hour later. After getting a little cuddle time with my boy, we got up and got rollin', hitting the road for what was supposed to be a nice easy 4 miles. It was quite hot and humid, but got out and averaged right about 8:03 min/mile only stopping to answer Betsy's phone call saying she was on her way home. Finished the run quite strong, finishing miles in 8:09, 8:07, 7:57 and 7:59 before getting home and grabbing Betsy for a walk with Cole and Trinity on the 'P' Loop. Good afternoon!
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!