Saturday, December 26, 2009
Morning run with Betsy
With another morning of built in baby sitters (my parents), Betsy and I got out for another run, this time running in the other direction than our typical runs. It included some nice climbs on the way out. I ended up having to stop at a gas station due to some GI issues, which are still on going, but all things considered it was a great run averaging 8:03 min/mile for the almost 4.8 miles. Betsy is really getting her speed back, it is getting to be more fun to watch with each day!
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!