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Danny’s response to NY Times Article

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Feb 25th, 2015, 2 comments

I was thrilled The Times wrote about this important topic. To me, the mind-body connection is one of the most important parts of healthy running and walking, but it is overlooked and often under utilized.

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Running Habits to Kick or Keep: ChiRunning & Lent

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Feb 18th, 2015, 10 comments

I'm not Catholic, but for almost 20 years now I've celebrated the forty days and forty nights of Lent. It's a time of year when some Christians give up something for forty days to represent the forty days before the Crucifixion when Jesus went into the desert and fought off the temptations of the Devil.

When I was growing up I used to really feel for the kids that had to give up something they liked to do, or liked to eat or whatever they were most  attached to. I mean, geez… six weeks is a long time to go without. But, since I've adopted this practice as an adult, I have not only seen it's value, I actually look forward to it every year.

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Strengthen This One Muscle To Improve Your Running and Your Life

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Feb 11th, 2015, 12 comments

Strenghten this one muscle to improve your running and your life. 

"Even at rest, the muscles of the heart work hard - twice as hard as the leg muscles of a person sprinting." - PBS, Amazing Heart Facts

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5 Ways To Overcome Fatigue- On The Run, And In Life

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Feb 4th, 2015, 13 comments

It’s like magic. One second you feel exhausted, as if every ounce of energy and life is drained from your body. Then, from out of no where comes a surge of energy; alive, new, and potent like a rising sun. You have much more energy in your body than you think.  At your fingertips are sources of energy that are untapped, underutilized, or not fully activated. Here are a few ways to access that energy while you’re running, walking, and living your life:

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ChiRunning: Performance For Everyone

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Jan 28th, 2015, 5 comments

I've been thinking a lot about performance lately and I've come to believe that, as a culture, we've drifted away from its original meaning. I hear the media mostly associating the word associated with the image of elite runners, high-level athletes, and people being noticed for exceptional effort. The word faster is always in there as well. Performance has morphed into a word that implies some amount of comparison. It's no wonder we all end up with varying degrees of "performance anxiety." What I'd like to offer is a more friendly definition so that performance doesn't bring up thoughts, feelings or fears of comparison.

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How Does Sitting Affect Your Running?

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Sun Jan 25th, 2015, 1 comments

We all sit too much. We sit all day at work, at the movies, at meals, driving the car… there is never a shortage of opportunities to sit. As a result, we're becoming increasingly unfit because of this sedentary aspect of our lifestyle.

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Get Your Half Marathon On

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Jan 20th, 2015, 2 comments

The fastest growing demographic in running today is the half marathon. It offers all the challenges of pacing, fueling and strategy without feeling daunting, like the marathon sometimes can. RunningUSA reported last year that since the year 2000 attendance at half marathons in this country has gone up 307%! In 2013 there were 1.9 million half marathon finishers and a whopping 61% were women..... For those of you who are thinking of running a half marathon this year, whether it's your first or your tenth, here are some tips to help you get there in the best shape ever.

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6 Body Alignment Tips for Efficient Running

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Jan 12th, 2015, 7 comments

If you're a runner trying to run economically, your biggest concern should be using the least amount of muscle to move you forward...

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7 Daily Habits to Create Real Change in Your Life

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Mon Jan 12th, 2015, 2 comments

During the Holidays I spent some time looking back over the past year trying to glean whatever lessons I could, to bring some fresh life into the year ahead. One thing I'm clearly aware of is that, with all the strife in the world surrounding us, we are all being asked to act in a more human and humane way… towards others as well as towards ourselves. I

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You’ve Gotta Hear About Betty

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Jan 7th, 2015, 16 comments

You’ve Gotta Hear About Betty

Once over 200 pounds and concerned she might not live to see her daughter grow up, Betty Smith is now 73 and enjoys running 24-hour, 48-hour and even 6-day running events. (She set the record for 48 hour runs under USA-TF for women, age bracket 70-74 and her 6-day race record is in progress of being approved.)

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ChiRunning began to enrich my life on July 3, 2010 when I read the first 100 pages of the book and went for a run, and just focusing on ankle lift made a difference! My running life continues to transform and create joy! I smile when I run and love every minute. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of this ChiRunning community. Thank you for the opportunity to pursue becoming an Instructor.

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