Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Biking with Betsy!
With Betsy's mom in town, Betsy and I got out for a rare joint bike ride before work this morning! With track last night, we decided to take it easy and just get in a 20 mile ride, so we took off out to 224, back 225 then 210 then threw in Marshall Hall and Berry Hill to finish it off. Felt pretty flat, not terrible, but definitely not on top of my game and it felt like there was a stiff headwind initially. However, after a slow initial 5 miles, we picked up the pace maintaining >19mph most of the rest of the trip home. Overall, considering my goal for the ride, it was a decent workout. I think we have another morning to benefit from Karen, so I believe we will be biking again tomorrow morning!
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!