Sunday, October 4, 2009
Running about in Vienna!
Sharka and I arrived in Vienna this morning around 9am, got checked into our hotel and after going to the conference center to register, I walked back (Sharka took the metro). After getting rather lost (even with the GPS!) I got back to the hotel and planned a different run than the one I had planned, heading up through Am Augarten Park, through the historic section of Vienna and then back through Prater park. got to see a good deal of the city, really enjoyed it! Was pretty consistent in pace, despite a number of road crossings, keeping the pace right about 8 min/mile. Overall it was a great run and got me a bit more familiar with the lay of the land around here!!!
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!