Sunday, August 9, 2009
Hot Hot Hot run in Georgia.
Got to to Atlanta to visit with my family last night, so after waking up this morning I got out for a short 4 mile run. Wow was it hot. Slept in a bit, so I didnt' get going until 9, so that didn't help, but wow I forgot how hot it was. Never felt great, but it went ok. Ran through a nearby neighborhood to avoid the main roads, which was pretty nice. Got in the 4 miles in 8:13, 7:53, 7:52 and then finally 7:52.
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!