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ChiRunning, Your Eyes and Your Vision

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Tue Jul 28th, 2015, 6 comments

ChiRunning, Your Eyes and Your Vision

When we teach ChiRunning®, many people notice that good posture changes the line of their eyesight. Before lifting the crown of your head, your chin is most likely slightly lifted. Notice, right now, where your chin is, then gently lift through the back of the neck and lift your crown (the back of the top of your head) into the air. Don’t push or force. Just a gentle lift. Your chin will come down slightly when you do this…and so will your line of vision.

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Chi As Fuel

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Mar 25th, 2015, 8 comments

Chi As Fuel

Usually “fuel” is thought of in terms of nutrition…healthy food, supplements, power drinks, gels, and gu…they all promise high performance and lots of energy.

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Become a Black Belt…. In Running

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Mar 18th, 2015, 5 comments

Become a Black Belt…. In Running

There is a good reason why the protagonist of many action-adventure movies are superb martial artists. When it comes to hand-to-hand engagement, no one can compete against those who are schooled in these ancient, powerful, lightning-fast movements.

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The Upside of Pain

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Thu Mar 5th, 2015, 4 comments

None of us really want to feel pain when we walk or run. There are times when you might enjoy a satisfying burn during a workout, and perhaps a bit of an ache the next day. But pain that limits your ability to focus or enjoy life, can be scary. “What  if this doesn’t change?” “Do I need to see a doctor?” The fear makes us avoid pain, often at great cost.

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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, 14 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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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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6 Reasons To Say Yes

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Dec 29th, 2014, 3 comments

6 Reasons To Say Yes

Health and fitness can sometimes feel like a lot of sacrifice and self-denial. But, a deep inner “YES” is much more impactful than saying no.

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6 Steps: Change Your Running, Change Your Life

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Wed Dec 10th, 2014, 5 comments

I often hear the question, “What do you want?”

What do you want for Christmas? What do you want to do this weekend? What do you want for dinner? What do you want to do for your next running event? 

It’s the number one question in most self help books. You can’t get what you want unless you know what you’re aiming for!

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A Grateful Gut: 5 Chi Tips for Holiday Eating

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Thu Nov 20th, 2014, 0 comments

Danny and I follow many of these simple guidelines to keep our guts healthy and happy (especially during the holidays when we're tempted to overindulge)...

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