Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday - Running at Penn State!
We got into PSU Wed afternoon, after a long night (we took Cole to the Red Sox Nationals game). I went to a couple talks in the afternoon then we went over to our friends Amy and Josh's for dinner. After a great night out, a relatively easy night with Cole, I got up early for a six mile run before heading out to the conference for the day. Unfortunately the route I had planned caused me to run on a highway for an extended period, which wasn't the greatest of course, but I did get to run through campus, passing by both the colliseum and the Stadium, before heading back. I felt ok, not great, but ok and got in the 6.35 miles done in 51:39, with miles in 8:29, 8:06, 8:14, 8:21, 7:54, 7:47, and then completed the final 1/3 of a mile at a 8:01 min/mile pace.
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!