The Finish Line

Well it’s been a long time coming, but we finally made it, folks. On Sunday I completed the New York City Marathon with a finish time of 4 hours, 16 minutes and 35 seconds, 3 minutes and 22 seconds faster than last year. This was an amazing, exhilarating accomplishment for me, and I couldn’t have done it without the love, generosity, and support of all of you out there. First…

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Aaaaand we’re off!

I’m on the Verrazano Bridge and headed toward Brooklyn! I’ll leave out the part about how the trip here took so long that I got in my corral a minute before it closed, because transit troubles are in the past. The race has begun! We’ve come a long way, folks, but now there’s only 26.2 miles to go! I hope to see some of you out along the course, but…

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I feel like I’m a working girl

I’m on the ferry, which means I get to experience the best view in the city for free!    We even get a police escort – aren’t we important? Now I just have the get to the marathon village in one piece! Don’t forget to track me using my bib number 36432 at LiveResults.nyrr.org or by downloading the TCS Marathon App.

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Never a dull moment…

Shortly after my post last night I discovered that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) had decided to make things interesting for me today (as well as thousands of other runners). For those who are not from New York, you need to know these facts:  The marathon begins on Staten Island The easiest way to Staten Island is the ferry The easiest way to the ferry is the 1 train Now…

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12 Hours to Go!

It’s almost go time, people. In twelve hours I will be waiting my turn cross the start line of the New York City Marathon!  My wave begins at 10:15 AM. You will be able to track my progress by going to LiveResults.NYRR.org and entering my bib number – 36432.  Additionally, my splits should be posting directly to my Facebook page, so you could keep an eye on me there.  Finally,…

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One week left! Come cheer me on!

Hi everyone, In case you didn’t know (although if you’re following this blog you definitely do!), I’m running the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 1st! It’s my fourth marathon, my second time running in NYC, and this year I’m running with Team HDSA in support of Huntington Disease awareness and research. I’ve been raising money throughout the year, and if you’d like to help please go to https://www.crowdrise.com/hdsoanyc2015/fundraiser/noahhougland, I’m excited…

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One Month…

In exactly one month, I will be on the Verrazano Bridge, preparing to run the New York City Marathon. I will have spent dozens of hours running hundreds of miles, raised thousands of dollars from over 30 different donors, all leading up to that last 26.2 miles. It’s been a long journey, and I’ve put in a lot of work (with a fair amount of help from you), but at…

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Top Row!!!

QUICK! Drop whatever you’re doing and go to the HDSA Homepage on Crowdrise! I’m in the top row! Out of the dozens of people who are raising money for HDSA this year in the NYC Marathon, I have raised the FOURTH HIGHEST AMOUNT OF MONEY! Thank you so much to all of you who have donated. You’re awesome. You’re amazing. But more than anything, you’re generous. Every cent that has…

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Aunt Sharon

Today would have been my Aunt Sharon’s 60th birthday. Like my father, she also had Huntington’s Disease, and she passed away this March. I did not know her as well as I would have liked, due in large part to geography, but we did have one thing in common that I wish we’d had a chance to talk about – she was a runner. I think she would have liked…

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