Saturday, March 27, 2010
Long run before volunteering
Betsy was babysitting today, so I got going this afternoon for my long run. Got out for the 7 1/2 mile loop down by Piscataway Park, felt pretty good and maintained about 8 min/mile, although I did have a bit of a, errr... GI issue around mile 4 while climbing the big hill of the route. Got back in time to play with Cole for a few min before heading out to volunteer at a race in NOVA. Beautiful day, great run, no complaints!
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!