Thursday, December 24, 2009
Morning run in Georgia
Got in yesterday and while still exhausted, am certainly better than I was yesterday. So after a bit of putzin' Betsy and I finally got out for a run. We were going to pick up a cake from our friend Layne who owns an awesome bakery Sweet n' Sinful in Avondale Heights, GA for my mom's birthday, so along with the fact that neither of us has been running recently, we cut it down to about 3 1/3 miles, which we finished at an 8:02 min/mile on a pretty hilly course. Good run overall, hope to get a few more in soon.
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!