Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Morning run before ROAD TRIP!
So I am presenting a talk at the EMC at Penn State and Betsy and Cole came with me, so I had to get out for a quick run this morning before leaving for Penn State. Got out for a short 3 miler, and despite being really tired from the late night at the game last night, I got out to a nice steady pace, feeling good the whole way. I finished with 3.2 miles in 25:23, with miles in 8:17, 7:56, 7:40 and the final 0.2 miles at a 7:52 min/mile pace. Good time overall considering I was just taking it easy. I am now looking forward to some runs in the local area!!!
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!