Fitness , energy efficiency, sports training
Hi Donna, you may remember me from your Edmonton workshop back in
April. I had a dream of one day being able run a 5 k without pain. I
was sidelined for 12 years from running due to chronic piriformis
syndrome, and had a small hope that Chi Running would be the answer
to running again. But I was nervous and fearful of another letdown.
Well, after the workshop, I took the CR online beginner 5k program.
I diligently worked hard at getting the technique right, and the
continual body focus and correction were really tiring some days.
But by week 5 i started to feel a bit of flow, and I started feeling
stronger and inspired. And this morning I completed my dream - to
run a 5 k without injury.
I had no pain whatsoever anywhere! I even passed some people along
the way. There was a steep hill at the end, so I did the special chi
step and let myself "float up". And I finished with the biggest
smile on my face. I was offered a free massage at the end, and after
checking in with my body I realized that I was totally relaxed and
Thank you for coming to Edmonton in April, and showing me how to run
without pain. I don't believe I would have figured it out on my own.
I'm so happy, beyond words.
Here I am, shortly after finishing in under 31 minutes, feeling
totally relaxed and ecstatic.
Sincerely, Michelle Toy
...planning my next run!
, Donna Melville
, energy efficiency
, injury prevention
, sports training