This was a night run, so for the first time, EJ was able to take off his blindfold.
Since the sun was set to set at 4:30 pm, I was excited and nervous about taking my blindfold off at that time. Which I estimated to be around mile 7 or 8. And then run the rest with no blindfold. But I’ve never done that. I only run without a blindfold on my treadmill at home.
I took my blindfold off at the designated area. It was exciting taking that blindfold off though. It was pretty dark but I could still look around. The sun hadn’t set all the way yet behind the clouds. I think I got too excited. I started running on my own and maybe the new adrenalin boost didn’t give me clarity. At a certain point I told myself to take it easy. I still had a long way to go. Buy I was doing my 10 min run 1 min walk thing. I wasn’t wearing glasses and I never saw any mile marker so I couldn’t count on those. I didn’t need David’s help for most of it. He was close by most of the time. He went my pace.
Read more about this marathon and EJ’s experience by going to his Marathon Blog.
Here are some photos from this marathon:
EJ is losing his eye sight from an eye disease called Choroideremia. It runs in my family. Other members have it and his grandfather went blind from it. Please consider giving to EJ’s charity, The Choroideremia Research Foundation by donating using the button below:’