A ChiRunning Believer in one Weekend
I wanted to give you a little bit about my back story.
About two years ago I was on vacation in Vegas with my wife and another couple. We dressed up in disco clothes one night and had a great time, until I saw the photos when I got home. I weighed myself and found I was closer to 300 pounds then 200 pounds. I decided that I had to do something and something now. My wife and I started walking in the mornings when i got off of work. In Tucson, Arizona during the summertime, you have to choose when you exercise. We both started to drop some weight but not enough. I joined a boxing gym and more weight came off but still not enough. then started counting calories and really learning about a healthy life style. My life changed — in the matter of a year I had dropped 80 pounds. It was great. I was no longer the same weight as the contestants on The Biggest Loser.
Then my schedule changed and I couldn’t make it to the gym, so I started running, and I fell in love with it. I could run anytime i wanted and that runners high was easy to achieve. I signed up for my first 1/2 marathon in Sedona Arizona. I had a blast I was sold, i was then a runner, but now I am an athlete. My 15 year old son and I ran in the warrior dash here in Arizona, and we both put up some great times. but then it happened. Feeling my oats, I did a long run followed the next day with a short run, then a workout and then a doughnut run ( i would run to the doughnut shop eat a doughnut and run home). Half way to the doughnut shop I couldn’t go any further. I started walking then limping, my hip was excruciating. The pain was more then i could take. I took a couple of weeks off then some very slow runs and no real distance, I worked through it and got back to some good running but a little more cautious.
The other day I received an email about a ChiRunning workshop. I had no idea what that was, so I found you on Facebook, then your web site. I was intrigued to say the least, then I bought your book on Friday and by Monday I was sold. Time came right off of my runs. Times that I didn’t think would be possible are now my slow running times. I got some new shoes and can’t wait to run. I am looking forward to attending a workshop and really getting a chance to learn this program.