Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Morning run pushing Cole!
I was still a bit groggy this morning after my migraine and headache medicine from last night, so my attempts at working this morning while Betsy was at the dentist were a bit less than could be desired. After finishing up an additional section of the ebeam lithography mask I have been working on, I decided to go for a run, despite still being a bit sore from yesterday. It was a bit chilly and I never completely loosened up, tweaking my right knee once again at about mile 2.5, but overall it was a decent effort. I ended up averaging a 7:46 min mile, with the actual miles completed in 7:59, 7:44, 7:43 and 7:42, so a nice consistent increase in pace for a decent negative split. Think I might need a day off tomorrow though as I am now planning on reinstituting my long run on Saturday!
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!