Saturday, July 19, 2008
Going for a longer bike ride, my longest since Cole's birth! Started off pretty rough, tough to breath, really sore and tight and almost turned around at about 15 miles in. Loosened up some by mile 20 and continued on to finish the 40 miler. Really hot out, somewhere close to 90, with high humidity and apparently was another 'code red' day in terms of air quality. Had a real tough time catching my breath when I returned and couldn't clear my sinuses. Very strange... Overall, ride was fairly decent and would do it again... issues were dealing with me... Avg Cad 88
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!