I was going to title this blog post "Running Stops the Voices in My Head" but I thought that might scare some readers off. In fact, running does quiet my mind, if I allow it. One of the aims of Chi Running (and Chi Walking) is to change running from a ‘fitness’ sport to a more mindful practice, much like yoga or Pilates or t’ai chi. Every time you run, it’s a chance to work on improving your practice, which includes listening to your body.
“Pizza and Beer, Pizza and Beer”. Not exactly what I expected but these three words were what one of my students came up with when I asked my Eugene Marathon ChiRunning/ChiWalking training group to give me an example of a Positive Affirmation. Well, I suppose for him, it was a positive and playful thought that [...]
I’ve received a lot of ChiRunning email lately responding to my blogs about trail running. One topic that has popped up more than once is poison ivy, that nasty little plant that loves to make your skin look like an overcooked cheese pizza. I’m highly allergic to it, so I can empathize with all of [...]