Thursday, August 6, 2009
Family long run in the rain
Because of our trip to Georgia this weekend, we decided to get our long run in earlier than expected. SO Betsy and I decided to get it going this morning. One issue, it was raining. Not horribly so, but enough to soak us by the end of the 11 miler. So of course with pushing Cole along, we put up the rain shield and got rolling. Followed the same route as last weekend, but decided to cut it down by one mile as my legs were just completely exhausted. Anyway, had an ok run, but Betsy's was much better as she finished the extra mile and did so in 7:53 min. Overall, we finished the miles in 8:33, 8:21, 7:42, 8:31, 8:15, 8:27, 8:36, 8:27, 8:31, 8:22 and then finishing in 8:12 min.
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!