loosened my shoes

February 11th, 2006

I have begun implementing some of the techniques of ChiRunning to my walking, and found it extremely beneficial.  I have studied taiji and qigong on and off for years, particularly the Zhan Zhuang and Da Cheng Chuan styles.  I could never progress far due to the pain and numbness in my feet.
The suggestion about loosening your shoes (which was the first time I had ever heard it, often having been told they weren't tight enough!) has greatly improved my practice, and my walking.  I am gradually working into running, as a decade of working (read: living) behind a desk has put me close to 400 pounds...

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A Chi Running Love Letter

I wanted to take a minute to thank Danny and everyone involved at Chi Running. On January 1st 2010 I limped off the Buckeye Trail in NE Ohio with another pulled calf muscle, I have to admit I was done running. 

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