Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Running on Norfolk Naval Base
Running at Norfolk Naval Station while on base for the Scientist to Pier trip. Couldn't run last night due to the TORNADOS!!! SOOO, had to wait to run in the drizzle that was this morning. Started off running towards the piers, took a wrong turn so never actually made it (still almost a 6 mile run) since I had to be back at the Bachelor Officer Quarters in time for breakfast. The rest of the trip was great, toured a nuclear submarine (USS Newport News), a frigate and the Stilleto experimental research vessel. It is built entirely of carbon fiber and is designed for scientific and engineering tests! Looking for a reason to take that baby out for a ride! Has a maximum speed of 51 knots and NO WAKE!!!
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!