Friday, January 1, 2010
Birthday Run with Betsy!
So we made a deal with Greg and Heather that they would watch Cole for us and we would watch their three girls so we could each go for a nice afternoon run. It was really nice with Betsy and I getting out for about 5 miles, keeping a really nice 7:51 min/mile pace despite neither of us having gotten a good nights sleep since before we left. Apparently sleeping in the same room with Cole is not conducive to a sound nights sleep. Oh well. It was a decent run to end the year. For the year I got in over a 1000 miles running and biking, alot of hiking, broke 4 hours in a marathon (3:46 in Atlanta), set a PR and won my age group in an olympic triathlon and raised a good bit of money for MaryPaytonsMiracle with help from all my sponsors! I am looking forward to raising money for them again next year, hopefully doing better than this year! Hope 2009 was a good year for all and 2010 is even better! Best wishes!
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!