Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Afternoon run (5.3 miles)
I have my big proposal presentation tomorrow afternoon, so I left work early to get some quiet to do some reading and practice my talk a bit more. So after going through my talk when there was a break in the rain, I got out onto the road and got a 5.3 mile run in. Felt pretty good, took it easy since I have the marathon this Sunday, but overall it was a pretty productive run. Burned off some anxiety about the election and proposal whcih was of course good! Afterwards, Betsy and I ran down to the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD to get our free Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream CONE!!!
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!