Sunday, March 16, 2008
In order to prep for my first tri of the year (April 5th) figured I needed to get into the pool! So Betsy took me over to the pool at the PG County Community College and I got in a 200m warmup, followed by 4X500 m (alt swimming and pulling). Felt REALLY weak, WOW its been a while. Need to get in the pool a few more times in the next couple weeks to get back into feeling comfy in the water again!
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!