Monday, March 24, 2008
Running Lombard Street - Hills, Hills and more Hills!
Running in San Francisco again. Ran out Grant st up to Lombard and then ran up the hill to and through the 'Crookedest street in the World". Then ran over to the Chestnut St stairs and down through the Larkin St Neighborhood to the waterfront. Took Columbus Street back to Broadway, where I ran up the steepest hill (Kearney St) in San Fran again and then came back Kearney to Market and then to the hotel for a great five mile run! Forgot my heartrate monitor, but overall was a GREAT run.... Have I mention how much I love this city?
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!