A Pastor’s Impression of Chi Running

January 3rd, 2011

A Pastor’s Impression of Chi Running

This quote from "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss (Chapter 54, first section) sums up my beginner's impression of Chi Running:

"It's is in the way he is holding himself", Wilem said, breaking his usual thoughtful silence. "Standing straight, neck unbent, shoulders back."  He gestured vaguely to illustrate his points.  "When he steps, his whole foot treads the ground.  Not just the ball, as if he would run, or the heel, as if he would hesitate.  He steps solidly down, claiming the piece of ground for his own."

I'm not quite there yet, but what a wonderful example of how I feel as I mold myself slowly into a Chi Runner and as I begin to...claim each piece of the ground for my own.

God's Peace,
Pastor Rob B.

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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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