Thursday, December 10, 2009
Terrible Run with Betsy and Cole.
I decided to try to avoid traffic on my return to NIST today and therefore went for a run with Betsy and Cole this morning before hitting the road. I have also been attempting to stop using my allergy medicine, an experiment which today's run clearly showed to be folly. Had a decent run as far as time was concerned, but struggled the whole way and had to stop a couple times to get some breath. Of course to continue on my day, my trip to NIST, which I was making later to avoid traffic instead put me in the midst of construction traffic on the Wilson Bridge, which took a 1.5 hour drive and made it close to 3. UGH... Anyway, it has been a very interesting day to say the least.
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!