Back to School

I was a little worried coming in to this week. I had been working pretty hard not to skip any runs, and I even managed to get my long run in while we were out of town for Labor Day, but then we had school starting and I wasn’t sure what would happen from there… Well, I started off strong at least. On Monday, despite the fact that we were…

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90 Miles

90 Miles. That’s how far I ran in August, all so I can prepare for the NYC Marathon in November. And that’s without the days of walking I spent in California, trudging through San Francisco and Yosemite. Crazy. Tomorrow I start September, where I’m scheduled to run over 130! Can’t wait to see how that goes… On the bright side, I only have $370 left to raise! Just think –…

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FREE Money for HDSA!

Quick update today: I just discovered that HDSA has a partnership with Amazon that will allow you to give money to HDSA by doing almost nothing. It’s quite simple – any time you want to purchase anything from Amazon, use THIS LINK instead of going directly to Amazon, and Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchase directly to HDSA. You pay exactly what you would have paid before,…

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Hello Again

Like most teachers, I have a tendency to make lots of grand plans for what I will accomplish over the summer, only to finish none of them. Case in point: my last post on this blog was in May, because… I don’t know. Not really sure why I haven’t sat down to say anything here. I started a post about my emotional reaction to Father’s Day, but I found myself…

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HD Awareness Month

Long time to speak everybody. I’ve been busy directing my first musical (which went very well), and now that I’m done with that it’s time to start training and fundraising! Luckily, I’ve had a little help to give me a head start on all that. I received a huge boost from all of you out there just by stumbling across me on Facebook, to which I send a thousand thanks!…

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Kilts

A few years ago, Kelly had the misfortune of asking me a question that I actually had a good answer for – What would you like to do for your birthday? My surprisingly prompt response was as follows:   I want you to do the Scotland Run with me.   I had been attempting to be a runner for a while before that, never really making any notable progress, and in…

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For Your Reading Pleasure

I will probably toss up a post similar in subject and content at some point soon, but in the meantime you should check out this post on a website that I have enjoyed recently. This is also the website that offers such helpful information as a flow chart for what baseball team you should root for. Good stuff. More updates soon!

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50 Percent

I was astonished this morning when I received an email to tell me that I was already 50% of the way to my fundraising goal! I have been so touched and encouraged by the donations that have poured in from friends and family, but I have even more so been amazed by the generosity of those who were friends of my father or my aunt who I have never even met…

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March 23rd, 1950

My father would have been sixty-five years old today. When my mother phoned me almost four years ago to let me know that he had passed away, there was a mixture of emotions that flooded through me. The first was fear. To be quite honest, I don’t speak to my mother that often – I’m lazy, and I hate talking on the phone – and on the day he passed mom…

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Join the Fight

Greetings friend, My name is Noah, and I am happy that you have opted to join me on the journey I am about to begin. I have been given the honor of running the New York City Marathon to raise money for HDSA, the organization dedicated to funding research to fight Huntington’s Disease, as well as assistance for those who are suffering from it. Over the next eight months I…

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