Elie Klachkin Certified Instructor
My love affair with running started in high school, when I was trying to get in shape, I was literally dragged by a friend to join him for a run. From the get go, it just felt right, on all levels, mind and body- being in motion – being a part of nature. The feeling of euphoria that overcame me after each run, was second to none. I remember often wondering: “How is it possible that after completing a one hour run, and being completely exhausted, I feel so good.” True sense of experiencing an emotional Nirvana.
The fun was interrupted in my 20’s and 30’s, when running was knocked off the priority list. Dealing with school, developing career, and starting a family, fully consumed my existence. And so, many moons later, as life happens, I found myself in late 40’s as a classic case of being a “couch potato”. Not doing any other form of exercise. Obese, fully depleted of energy and a fundamental joy of life.
Light bulbs were flashing… I knew that I must do something to avoid the inevitable destination I was “speeding” towards. With my back against the wall, I started to scan back to my youth, looking for a solution, and the rest is history.
Running is our innate capability, and regardless of age, please do not believe that running damages your body. If approached correctly, your body and mind will be forever grateful.