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ChiRunner Changes Life with Gradual Progress

April 19th, 2011

ChiRunner Changes Life with Gradual Progress

I just wanted to let you know that I successfully completed my first Half Marathon yesterday thanks to Chi Running. I lost 75 pounds in 2008/2009 with exercise, diet and walking. I took a Chi Running workshop in March of 2009 with Stacy Nordtvedt of Bellingham and I never looked back. I worked up to my first 5K a few months later and have run 5K, 10K and 15K races and now this Half Marathon. I am pleasantly sore in my hamstrings today so I know if I can maintain lean a little more into the hills....well, you know it is a continuing art/science!

The principle of Gradual Progress has been key to my success. At 55 years of age that has been the best way for me to achieve this goal of running a Half Marathon.

I found the Beginner to Half Marathon Training Program that I purchased from your site to be very valuable. Since I was already running I started at about the 3rd or 4th week of the program and at week 14 I ran a 15K. These were little tweaks that fit my situation.

I wrote a year ago to tell you how excited I was about your program and so I thought you might enjoy an update. Again, thank you for introducing me to Chi Running. It truly has changed my life.

Yours truly,
Connie D.

To find out how Connie's ChiRunning journey began, read her first letter to us.


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.