Saturday, June 26, 2010
New Running Partner!
One of the participants from our race last weekend, Dexter, lives in Indian Head and works next to NRL, so through email we made plans for a run this morning out on the Indian Head Rail Trail. Got going early, around 7AM, but there was a bit of a mixup between us so we didn't meet up until around 7:15 or so. Anyway, got going pretty early, starting off at a pretty reasonable pace. However, neither of us felt too hot, so we slowed up pretty heavily, dropping the pace into the 9 min to 10 min range. No worries though, it was a bit rough going, but still got out with a new running partner... Well afterwards I got home and Betsy was still out for her run with Coley, so I ran out a bit over a mile to meet up with them, putting in another 2.3 miles at an 8:37 pace.
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!