Training Stories

Welcome Runners and/or Wannabee Runners!  My newest challenge is tackling the United NYC Half Marathon in the spring of 2017 and I will be fundraising on behalf of the St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) in the process.  Below you will find a slew of all my present and past training stories: the good, the bad, the ugly and in addition, you will also find some stories about what the SPCDC does and how it is changing lives everyday.  Hopefully these stories will provide some motivation, insight for your training, some laughs and maybe even a few tears. Whether you are just stopping by, an avid follower of mine, or someone who wants to learn more about the SPCDC, I thank you in advance for following my supporting my adventures.

Throughout the next few months I will be tracking and sharing my training progress and the support that I generate for the SPCDC.  If you are interested in giving to this amazing cause, you can do so through the link provided on my site, which is specially coded for this event, or by sending a payment to the St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) and write “Maria’s Half Marathon” in the memo line.  It can be sent  to the St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation at 456 Van Houten St., Paterson, NJ 07501.  Please note that if you donate directly through the SPCDC website or send a check without the memo line specification, there will be no way of tracking your donation’s intention to support this campaign.  I thank you in advance for all your support.

MAKE A DONATION TODAY

Thinking that you need to do something good in the world today? Well, here’s your chance. Click on the PayPal button below and donate to Maria’s efforts for the SPCDC. Don’t forget, you can add “Maria’s Half Marathon” in the comments to ensure that your donation is correctly attributed. Thank you a million times over and know that your support and donation is going to go to help some really wonderful people and programs.

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Below you will find links to all my blog posts:

Final Thoughts

Mission Accomplished

Party Like It’s Your Birthday…Because It Is!

It’s not where you start, it’s where you end up.

I’ve done this a million times before (so I thought)…

Carbo-loading with some SPCDC Supporters

I got by with a little help from some new friends…

Here, we teach life…

NYC, I’m Running to You…

Running Toward the Light

A Little Stir Crazy

Shouting ‘Out’ NOT ‘At’ The NYC Marathoners

Running Over My 20-Something Times..

I PR’ed…

13…and some change…

Will Run for Food…

Running Religiously or Religious Running?

It’s always an adventure..

Calling In For Some Back Up…

Kickin’ Up Some Dust

Without a parachute or a net…

Math Rules

Fellow Pavement Pounders Rob and Sandra Burley

Running= 1/2 Perspiration + 1/2 Inspiration

2012- A clean slate for you to fill…

How to Tackle Small Community Races and Come Out Ahead of the Pack…

A workout involving wine?  Sign me up!!

Inspiration Through Perspiration

26.2

Feelin’ a Lil’ Hamsterlike…

My Long Lost Friends…

The worst day of the year, becomes my day to commit?…

Marathon Video

Yesterday’s Speed Workout That Almost Killed Me…

Congratulations to David…

It’s David Day…

Putting the Word Running Back in my Title

You take the good, you take the bad…

R.I.C.E

Plantar fas-whatis?

Integrity, Believe, Strength

I think I’m getting the fever back…

Running on the run..

The Down and Dirty 2010

Another Victim Falls to the Dark Side…

I’m back and I’m ringing a bell..

To each, its own…

The Mariathon is complete…

Bring it on LA…

That’s a wrap…

Lessons learned while pounding the pavement…

Sorry nuns, but sometimes you just have to swear…

One month from today…

Bruce Jenner is my biggest fan!!!

The challenge my challenge created…

Earned my bragging rights…

Back in the saddle…

Bob Barker hurt my toe..

100 miles logged!!!

Oh, Oh I’m half way there!

Out with the old, in with the new

Sly Stallone Helping Train Me for the Marathon, One Sighting at a Time

The Second Time’s a Charm

I get by with a little help from my friends…

To Run or Not to Run…That is the question.