Finished the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon in 1:40 with ChiRunning
Hi and greetings from Scotland. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Danny Dreyer for changing my life for the better. I am a 40 year old male with a background in boxing and weight training. I have had lower back problems and sciatica (from poor lifting form) for many years which I had learned to accept. Around a couple of years ago I found a great chiropractor, and after a couple of visits my problems were gone. Around this time I read an article on ChiRunning which made a lot of sense to me; however, it was not until Christmas of 2010 that I decided to ask my wife to buy me your book. This was the best Christmas present ever. I have been attempting to practice ChiRunning since January 2011 and have been running distances of up to 20 miles without any pain and no need for recovery! Last Sunday, September 4, 2011, I ran the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon and this gave me a great opportunity to put all my studying into practice. I ran a very comfortable and relaxed race and was able to finish with a smile on my face in a time of 1:40. Although I felt I could have pushed for a quicker time (and risk injury), I decided not to and adhere to the rules of ChiRunning. I was delighted to find that in the week that followed my legs felt absolutely fine with no pain or tightness, so much so that I am itching for the weekend again so I can go out for a nice long slow distance run. My 9 year old daughter has also recently joined her school cross country team and I cannot wait to take her out running with me. Thank you again Danny, you are my new sporting hero (and you never know, I may become the first ChiRunning instructor in Scotland).
Kenny M., Scotland