Saturday, January 16, 2010
Hilly weekend run.
Got out for a 'long' run, only 7 miles, but with the hills felt like a bit more! Got out on a new course, this one out Farmington Rd, which drops down a steep hill. I did two out and backs on side roads, seeing some nice scenery and heading out to the Potomac. Of course when you run down a steep hill, you have to climb back out, and this of course was no exception, with three separate hills with grades of 13, 12 and 16%, ugh... Anyway, I averaged just under 8 min/mile for the 7 miles and felt relatively good. Unfortunately, with Betsy's back hurting her, she couldn't get out for a run today, despite the nice weather.
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!