Saturday, May 29, 2010
Morning 'Long' run with Betsy and Cole.
Initially Cole and I were going to go for a bike ride on the Indian Head Rail Trail, but with the weather being fairly cool and a bit less humid than the last few days, we decided to get in a run after all. Betsy, being pregnant and all, needed to keep a slower pace, so I kept the first four miles as a recovery run, although there were a couple times when Cole and I would do an extra out and back and we would need to run to catch up to Betsy, which Cole LOVED! Later we also saw a poor turtle that had been run over, but was still alive. Poor thing must have been suffering terribly. We waited around trying to find a rock so we could put it out of its suffering, but a truck came by and agreed to do it for us. It was a heartwrenching episode. Poor thing. Anyway, we continued on our run and luckily Cole decided he wanted to stay running with dada, so Betsy got a bit of a break while we finished the last 3.25 miles. Overall, 8:30-9:00 min/mile pace with Betsy, but then dropped it down to the 7:50 min/mile range, finishing up at Al's where Cole got to see the goats and chat with Al!
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!