I’m so excited that I’m compelled to write! I lost 65 pounds last year and I’ve spent the year doing step aerobics, weightlifting and various dance/exercise classes, some pilates, some yoga, etc. I am now officially hooked on exercise and healthy eating. I was looking for a new goal so I decided to give running a try. At about that same time Stacey Nordtvedt offered a full day ChiRunning course/clinic in my neighborhood so I decided to sign up. The objective there was to see if I could avoid learning bad habits and the injury free tag line really appealed to me at age 54! I don’t ever want to slow down now for an injury! Anyway, I took from various sources a multi-week run/walk program and got started … I am about in week 11 and I ran my first 5K last Saturday. It was blissful! No aches, no pains… no misery that I used to associate with running (in school – being an overweight kid). Stacy and ChiRunning have changed my life … I am planning 5K races once a month for the summer with my eye on the “You Go Girl” 10K in Tacoma, WA on September 26th! I am now “practicing” ChiRunning in all aspects of my life and the more I learn and do the more I love what it has done for me!
Thank you for all you do.