Sunday, May 9, 2010
Trying out the new trail!
Last time I went mountain biking over at Rosaryville State Park I found a flier lying on the ground that outlined a connection between Chapman's Landing's Marsh Trail over by Mt Aventine Mansion, the Indian Head Rail Trail and Power Line Rd over by Rt 224. It looked really interesting and it was supposed to be 8 miles, but it wasn't the most ideal trail for running, with lots of trenches missing from the trail due to erosion, tons of gravel and then 1/3 of the course being on paved roads, but it wasn't terrible by any stretch of the imagination either! Throughout the run I came across a turkey, 3 deer and two hawks as well! Had to dip out of the way a number of times to avoid tree limbs, but not too shabby... Overall I ran an 8:20 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!