Sunday, December 14, 2008
Afternoon run with Betsy and Cole!
Before heading out to meet Nabil, Carol, Mike, Rachel and Layth and Diane for an afternoon of football and beer, Betsy and I got out for a quick 4 mile run with the boy. I was pushing and with the wind it was a hell of a workout! We maintained about 8:21 min/mile, with miles in 8:21, 8:24, 8:26 and 8:14! Betsy is really coming back strong and we are now thinking about doing the ING Marathon (for me) and 1/2 Marathon (for Betsy) at the end of March! Looking forward to that for sure!!! Anyway, another run with no knee pain, so good news on all fronts!
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!