Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Tempo Run with Betsy and Cole
I worked from home today after a really terrible night's sleep. I think all in all I got about 4 hours of off and on sleep. However, I did hear that my paper got accepted, with some revisions, so that is why I stayed home to work on that. Therefore, Betsy and I decided to take Cole out for a tempo run this morning as a break. Considering I was pushing the stroller and the weather was in the mid 30's, I was quite happy with the 7:56 min/mile pace we maintained. I did labor a bit at places, but was able to put in a nice push at the end, so it couldn't have been that bad!
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!