Friday, January 22, 2010
5K Time Trial BABEEE!
I missed running yesterday because I was in the clean room all day, so rather than take the risk that another full day of experiments would keep me from getting exercise in, I decided to go to the gym before work and do a treadmill 5K time trial. I started off with a 1 mile warmup in 8:30 or so and then hit the restroom, stretched and set the speed to 9.0 mph and ran a 5K, picking it up to 9.1 a couple times, finishing with a time of 20:36, my fastest 5K ever! Felt pretty decent, a bit drained at the end, but I did just set a 5K PR by almost an entire minute!!! Started off what turned out to be a pretty darn good day!
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!