Inspired by ChiRunning to Complete Twin Cities In-Motion 10k
Jane wrote in to let us know how much she enjoyed the 10k Beginner and Intermediate Training Programs, and how ChiRunning techniques inspired her to run again!
At the age of 67, 30 lbs overweight, and not having run for 18 years, I just finished the Twin Cities in Motion 10K, running all the way, after following the ChiRunning Injury-Free 10K Technique-based Training Program.
Although I came in as the last woman, I felt great because my time was faster than I planned and I was pain free. Every time I had some kind of pain during training, I had adjusted my technique, and the pain went away.
Neither did I have any pain from the metal plate and 8 screws in my leg from the break that had stopped me 18 years ago. Did I mention I also had a heart attack 9 years ago? I have had no chest pain or angina and my blood pressure has improved since I started running again.
The picture is of me crossing the finish line with my 28 year old daughter, who stayed with me the whole time but actually walked as I ran.
I have both the ChiRunning and ChiWalking books as well as the video. I was introduced to the concept by a personal trainer who lent me the running video. After watching the video, I was hooked and inspired. I've already signed up for another 10K.
-Jane W., MN