ChiRunner Finished Marine Corps Marathon While Pushing Race Wheelchair - Chi Running

ChiRunner Finished Marine Corps Marathon While Pushing Race Wheelchair

December 13th, 2013

ChiRunner Finished Marine Corps Marathon While Pushing Race Wheelchair

During this season of thankfulness and gratitude, I wanted to send this email to Danny Dreyer and his staff.

Below is a link to a video my husband made in tribute of Richard Batiste and me.  Richard allowed me the honor of running with and for him while pushing him in a road race wheelchair at the Marine Corps Marathon.

This was my 2nd marathon using ChiRunning techniques,  since I began running in December of 2012, I have only used the ChiRunning techniques and the 24 week beginners program.

I finished this marathon without even a blister, injury free in the time frame I had trained for.

Richard and I had never run together till the day before the marathon (2 miles) because he lives in California and I live in New Hampshire. (see for more information on Richard and my journey).

I am truly blessed that my husband discovered Danny Dreyer and ChiRunning/ChiWalking over 2 years ago and gave it to me for Christmas. Running and walking injury free has saved my life!

I emailed Whitney requesting if I may attend the Certified ChiRunning/ChiWalking course this May 2014 in NC.  And look forward to meeting Danny and all of you.

December 2011 I took a Workshop with Jill Murphy and then another workshop with Vince Vaccaro April of 2012, and ran my first marathon in Vermont.  I also met with Vince this past August on running techniques to run with a race wheelchair.  They have been awesome coaches and leaders, so supportive and Vince encouraged me the entire time providing the belief and support I needed in running while pushing a wheelchair, as I was not going to let Richard down nor myself.

Here is the heartfelt video my husband made.

Thank you again so very much!

Lynn P.

Community Forum image

Community Forum

Get answers

Just the right environment to ask questions about technique, form or training, connect with other fitness enthusiasts, and browse the hundreds of topics and conversations.

Browse topics >