It Just Gets Better

Posted by Alice Diffely on Wed Dec 18th, 2013, 1 comments

It Just Gets Better

This is how I'd like to feel when I'm 61.  Meet Mary, one of my Chi Running clients in Portland, Oregon.  She's shown here with her daughter Naomi after the two of them completed the Portland Marathon together this fall.

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Chi Running Dad Is Living The Dream

Posted by Alice Diffely on Wed Jul 10th, 2013, 0 comments

Chi Running Dad Is Living The Dream

One of the many benefits of the Chi Running technique is that as it assists runners of all ages in alleviating aches, pains, and injuries, it increases opportunities for family members across generations to share their love of running. . . .

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Reflections On Timothy Lake: Race-Specific Trail Running

Posted by Alice Diffely on Fri Jun 7th, 2013, 0 comments

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of running the Timberline “Half Marathon”.  It’s actually a 14.2 mile trail race ringing the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest, about 50 miles SE of Portland, OR. . . . 

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Sub 3 Hour Marathoner Intensively Studies & Practices Chi Running

Posted by Alice Diffely on Wed Apr 2nd, 2014, 0 comments

Sub 3 Hour Marathoner Intensively Studies & Practices Chi Running

When running with George, it's evident that he simply feels good in his body.  One day as we were running along Portland’s Willamette River, he confided that when he runs, he feels like he's a 10 or 12-year old kid.  He laughed and said, "Then I stop running, and I'm old again."  This reminded me of Danny Dreyer's discussion in the Chi Running book about the process of learning to run like you did when you were a child.  On page 10, Danny writes, "Through my T'ai Chi teachers, I have learned that losing the beautiful ease of movement we had as children is part of the process of maturing as a human being.  Children move naturally but not consciously.  It is our job, as adults, to learn how to move consciously through life with that same flow and beauty.  It is through conscious action and understanding that we can become masters of our bodies and ourselves.  The Chi Running technique is the vehicle that will allow you to experience once again what it's like to run with a sense of power and connection in your body."  Thanks to his commitment to Chi Running, George routinely relives that experience. 

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Loving The Chi Running Postcards

Posted by Alice Diffely on Mon Jan 13th, 2014, 0 comments

Loving The Chi Running Postcards

One of the best things about my "job" as a Chi Running instructor is receiving "virtual postcards" from clients.

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Running Into Spring With An e-Chi Training Program

Posted by Alice Diffely on Thu Mar 14th, 2013, 0 comments

As I've deepened my yoga practice over the past few years, I've become increasingly conscious of the benefits of modulating my running in harmony with the changing seasons.  During the darker, colder winter months, I may still run 3-4 days in a typical week, but I decrease my mileage and intensity and devote a little more focus and attention to developing my asana practice indoors . . . .

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Relieve Running Injuries With Postural Restoration Institute Approach

Posted by Alice Diffely on Tue Nov 27th, 2012, 0 comments

Relieve Running Injuries With Postural Restoration Institute Approach

As I often tell my clients, practicing the Chi Running and Chi Walking techniques will help reduce your likelihood of injury.  And when aches or pains do arise, you will develop the ability to discern whether you can resolve the issue independently by working Chi Running and/or Chi Walking focuses, or whether it would be wise to seek professional advice from a like-minded orthopedist, physical therapist, massage therapist, chiropractor, or acupuncturist. . . .

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