Posting Questions on the Blog

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue May 13th, 2008, 4 comments

I want to give a gracious thank you to all who have commented on my blog. Your kind words and interest are greatly appreciated. Recently, I’ve noticed that questions are being posted on the blog. Regretfully, I am not able to address these questions. Our bulletin board is a wonderful resource for many of your inquiries and if you’re not able to find your answer already, you can certainly ask the expert while you’re there. I apologize for not answering each question but I trust the bulletin board will provide you with assistance. Thanks for all your support!

Stay centered,
Danny

 

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IT WAS SAD NEWS TO HEAR THAT PAULA RADCLIFFE IS INJURED AGAIN AND MAY MISS THE OLYMPICS, IF ONLY PAULA KNEW ABOUT CHI RUNNING, MAYBE HER TROUBLES WOULD BE OVER AND SHE COULD HAVE A PAIN FREE EXTENDED CAREER WITH MANY MORE WINS TO COME.

Danny, I am just discovering ChiWalking and I am amazed. I started reading your book yesterday and for my walk today I tried aligning myself and body sensing. I couldn’t believe with just that small bit of change the great walk I had. I walked 50 minutes and it felt like 30 or less and no pain. I have a herniated disk and it felt great. all I can say is wow. I was afraid it might be too good to be true, but I proved myself wrong! Thanks! I’m looking forward to learning more!

Hi, I’m trying to get my husband to join me in a Chi Running Workshop—the one at Omega Institute.  Both of us have been middle of the pack runners on and off for a while (35 yrs and 22 years). My husband is skeptical that anything other than surgery will help him run at this point. The doctor’s all say surgery won’t help. (my husband is a stubborn M.D. as well) He’s had medial collateral ligament injury to previously injured knee (wrapped backwards around a tree while racing dirtbikes.) First injury required extensive surgery in his 30’s (he’s 67 now) and he used running and PT to rehab successfully. After a couple more small procedures over the years to get rid of abraided scar tissue, partially remove a miniscus, he was still running well until he jumped off a ladder to avoid getting hit by falling construction materials. That was 9 months ago. His DX is medial collateral knee ligament injury. Of course he also has some arthritis in that joint. Amazingly he has no pain. But the joint is sloppy when he runs and he’s now running on his toes! He’s saying the toe running keeps the rotary motion (caused by the sloppy, loose ligaments) out of his knee. He recently had a Vargus brace prescribed. We’ll see how that goes.  He’s tried a couple other knee braces—one prescribed—with no success. Running is a big part of his life and as long as he can walk he wants to run. My question is do you think that Chi Running could overcome a medial collateral knee ligament injury? If yes, by what mechanism. In other words, how would the biomechanics change to help stabalize the knee. Has anyone else you know used Chi Running to deal with the medial collateral ligament? I’m concerned that running on his toes will lead to other biomechanical problems. Any thoughts at all would be appreciated. Thanks.

Danny,

Love this blog and the post about “Energy.”  I am a Reiki Master (Ki is the same as chi) and a beginning runner.  Eventhough I just stumbled onto Chi Running today, because I know how to work with energy and chi, I had instinctively been doing some of the crazy man things you described when I felt like I was going to run out of gas on my runs.  I am always thinking about the “chi” of things.  Indeed, the mantra of the spa I own is “Good Chi!”  We have it on our t-shirts, etc.  I am so glad to find that there are books and instruction out there on how to channel chi with your running.  I am going to order the book today, and use the tips for my first marathon—San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Marathon.  Thanks!

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Frank and I attended the week long Chi Running program in June.  We have been diligently practicing our Chi Running form and are loving it.  Frank just ran a tough half at 1:40:44 almost effortlessly. 

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