Thursday, August 21, 2008
Morning Recovery Run
Easy run before heading up to Adelphi, MD for a workshop at the Army Research Laboratory. Didn't mention it yesterday, but towards the end of my ride, my right knee started feeling funny. This happened as I turned on to Livingston, so I just took it really easy the rest of the way home. Today I felt fine until the very end, and once home and stretching started getting real pain in my left knee. Don't know if it was compensating for a minor tweak of my right one, but either way to remain concious of it if I am still going to do my 12-miler tomorrow. Overall pretty reasonable run, wanted to keep the pace below 8:30 min/mile and my heart rate below 160 or so and did just that.
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!