Wow, what a weekend! Cindy and I went to San Antonio for a ChiWalking Workshop with Ken Runner, a ChiWalking/Running coach. We learned so much and he helped us to figure out what we needed to work on. The whole thing was lots of fun and really valuable to our whole goal of walking 60 miles in 3 days for the Breast Cancer 3-Day. He showed us what a difference it can make to use your core as you base when walking (or doing anything else). You hear all the time to “work on core muscles” and now Cindy and I know why. During one excercise he had us walk toward him, walking like we always do, and he was able to easily stop us with little effort on his part, but when we engaged our core he could not stop us without a lot of effort on his part, but for us it wasn’t strenuous at all!
While the concept is fairly simple, there are many things you must focus on to do this technique correctly. Once you understand the concept you work on one or two focuses when you take a walk. This lets you hone your skill for each componet of the technique. It gives you a lot to think about. Ken’s cell number is 210-355-7959, if you are interested in learning more or you can go to ChiLiving and see what the founder of the technique, Danny Dryer has created.
The great thing about the whole weekend was Ken did not charge us! His fee is normaly $100 for a four hour session per person and he donted his time to us! Cindy and I both were overwhelmed at his generosity! That’s another $100 for each of us toward our goal of at least $2,200 each for our 2008 walk.
If you would like to help any of our team members reach our goal to raise the funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, you can go to our donation site at Team Waco 3-Day donation page and pick a team member to donate to or you can call me at 254-337-0898 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your contact Info. You can also come out to Wal-Mart in Hewitt on March 29 or 30 and buy some home baked goods or other items we will have for a fund raiser.
Thank you Waco, and don’t forget to ………………………………Walk This Way!!!!!
By Starr Fogle from the Walk This Way blog