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First Race in the books!!!
Oct 18, 2014 by Christian Montes

Last weekend I ran The Staten Island Half Marathon! It was such an amazing experience. I had so much fun and was really able to draw from the energy of everyone around me ... the fellow-runners as well as everyone who lined up to cheer us on! I finished in just under 2 hours. My goal is to finish the NYC Marathon in under 4 hours ... more focused training to come ... can't wait till the big day ;)


Giving it 110%
Oct 11, 2014 by Christian Montes

I just want to give a very heartfelt thank you to EVERYONE who has donated to the cause these past few weeks. Some of you donated more than once, others were extremely generous, some of you even threatened your friends into donating too (just kidding :) all in all I've been extremely touched by the support we've been able to rally for the LLS, especially in these past 2 weeks. I went from 40% to 100% in 2 weeks, and you guys have kept up the support and generosity. We are now well past $4000 in funds raised for the LLS and basically at 110% of the original goal! Thank you and Well done everyone!! 

Now ... time for a road trip to Philly and another small Jiu-Jitsu tournament today, and back early for the Staten Island Half tomorrow morning. There'll be time to rest later .. Batman wouldn't need to rest! ;)

Cutting My Teeth - The Staten Island Half
Oct 10, 2014 by Christian Montes

So just like in Jiu-Jitsu, I never entered the big time tournaments until putting in a little work at the smaller local tournaments first. I figured I would apply this same approach to running by signing up for The Staten Island Half Marathon this coming Sunday. The other benefit here is that the NYC Marathon (only a few short weeks away) one of the biggest and busiest marathons in the world, won't be my first newbie experience. I definitely want to run through (no pun intended) all the logistics of race day before that, and no less in the borough the NYC marathon will actually start as well. I'm very pumped for this! Wish me luck. Looking to finish in under 2 hours ;)

21 miles!!
Sep 30, 2014 by Christian Montes

This is my peak long run before tapering down. The marathon is only a month away. I'm super-excited. I've done 19 miles before and it was rough. I find that I enjoy different routes and scenery but because of time and convenience will probably finish off this run with two loops around Central Park. I did run into the city from Queens over the 59th Street Bridge ... not missing the MTA there ;)

Hardest run yet ... I needed a full day to recover! My IT bands and Achilles in particluar. I've learned to listen to my body and am icing them diligently. I do enjoy this challenge. This was a rough one (I don't typically use Gu, but I definitely could have used it on this one, will plan it out better in the future) All in all, I got through it and I can't wait for Nov 2nd!

3x No-Gi Pans Champ!!!
Sep 30, 2014 by Christian Montes

I was fortunate enough to come away with 2 victories in my division this past weekend in order to take home the Gold!! So happy and grateful!

Mission: Accomplished on the competition Jiu-Jitsu To-Do List!
Now back to marathon training! ;)

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Supporter Comments

    "I would like to donate to a good cause here."

    Rich Chirico

    Tue Jul 08 12:23:17 EDT 2014

    "Good Luck!"

    Razi Ballal

    Tue Jul 08 02:45:54 EDT 2014


    Rose Weng

    Fri Jul 11 10:10:34 EDT 2014

    "Wait a minute......This isn't BJJHQ! Where's the cancel button?! GL Coach!"


    Sun Jul 13 01:16:30 EDT 2014

    "Oss!Happy to Donate as long as you're doing the running! "

    John Manis

    Wed Jul 30 04:00:03 EDT 2014

    "I expect for you to trounce Lymphoma here."

    Ryan Egan

    Mon Aug 04 03:16:35 EDT 2014

    "let this corporate blood money be the wind beneath your wings"

    Kuangyan Huang

    Mon Aug 18 01:53:33 EDT 2014

    "Good luck on the run!!!"

    Alfredo Silva

    Tue Aug 19 05:17:11 EDT 2014

    "Good luck."

    Dominick Thompson

    Wed Aug 20 01:27:26 EDT 2014

    "Run wicked hard!!! :)"

    Mike Harmon

    Wed Sep 24 06:38:21 EDT 2014

    "Have fun on the run, Christian, great cause!"

    Jeff Rockwell

    Mon Sep 29 08:48:54 EDT 2014

    "Good Luck Christian!!"

    Jasper & Sang Chua

    Tue Sep 30 06:04:09 EDT 2014

    "Good luck"

    Jeffrey Kim

    Thu Oct 02 06:13:18 EDT 2014

    "This is awesome Christian. You're man Christian! "

    Chris Froelich

    Mon Oct 06 01:08:01 EDT 2014

    "Good luck!"

    Grigor Licul

    Tue Oct 07 11:10:41 EDT 2014

    "You go Christian! "

    Danielle Gross

    Wed Oct 08 01:35:56 EDT 2014

    "Good luck, Christian! "

    Paul Paone

    Thu Oct 09 12:03:50 EDT 2014

    "You show true dedication to not only this cause and training for it, but also at the gym to help us all. You are an inspiration to be a great human being along with an awesome fighter. So, thanks and keep it up."

    Kunal Alaigh

    Fri Oct 10 09:39:47 EDT 2014

    "Crush it ! "

    Harpreet Singh Rai

    Mon Oct 13 04:10:27 EDT 2014

    "Good luck Christian! Ring to track - you are sure to be a winner! "

    Jon Hare

    Tue Oct 14 07:58:38 EDT 2014

    "You've already made us proud. "

    Alexandros Bowe

    Thu Oct 16 08:01:27 EDT 2014

    "Run your heart out......"

    John Budin

    Sun Oct 26 03:28:15 EDT 2014

    "Awesome job!"

    Shawn Fagan

    Sat Nov 01 10:22:46 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,211.20 | Goal: $3,900.00
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Jasper & Sang Chua $200.00
Harpreet Singh Rai $150.00
Paul Paone $150.00
Rage Ng $150.00
Chris Froelich $150.00
Frank Castle $125.00
John Budin $100.00
Jon Hare $100.00
Paul O'Connor $100.00
Mike Harmon $100.00
Steven Binetter $100.00
Jordan Rubin $100.00
Kuangyan Huang $100.00
John Manis $100.00
Jonathan Renderos $100.00
Razi Ballal $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Alexandros Bowe $50.00
Ivailo Dimov $50.00
Digitsu $50.00
Paul Myatovich $50.00
Mike Harmon $50.00
Thomas Murphy $50.00
Ryan Egan $50.00
Simon Pettibone $50.00
Daniel Pogash $50.00
Mary Ohalloran $44.55
Adrian Czmielewski $40.00
Christian Montes $40.00
Shawn Fagan $26.20
Danielle Gross $25.00
Grigor Licul $25.00
Richard Beaupit $25.00
Jeffrey Kim $25.00
Sam $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Jacky Chow $25.00
Dawizard $25.00
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