Saturday, January 16, 2010
Family Run... Finally decent weather!
Well the cold spell finally broke. With temps stretching up to the 50's and me taking an early afternoon after a long week, Betsy and I decided to take Cole on a short 4 mile recovery run. Felt a bit rough, tightness in my back and legs, and shoulder soreness, but overall it wasn't too bad. Betsy appears to have hurt her back somehow though... We kept the pace to about 8:10 min/mile, getting progressively quicker in miles 3 and 4. Not the greatest run ever, but it was wonderful to get out for a run with my baby boy again!!!
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!