Friday, January 30, 2009
BRRRRR... Freakin' cold ass afternoon run!
Got done early at work, so met Betsy and Colvin over at Belle Haven Park to go for my long run. Betsy was planning on starting with me for the first 4 miles, then I would finish off the remainder by myself. Unfortunately, the trail had a lot of snow still on it making it difficult to pus the jogging stroller, which was made more difficult by the high winds. The real kicker was that by the turnaround point (2.5 miles) the blister that has been blossoming on my left big toe became really painful. By the time I finished 5 miles, it was close to bleeding and bright red, which kept me from finishing the long run. The original plan was to go through the run tomorrow, but after looking at it when I got home, it might keep me from running for a few days. We will wait and see I guess...
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!