A Pastor’s Impression of Chi Running

January 3rd, 2011

A Pastor’s Impression of Chi Running

This quote from "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss (Chapter 54, first section) sums up my beginner's impression of Chi Running:

"It's is in the way he is holding himself", Wilem said, breaking his usual thoughtful silence. "Standing straight, neck unbent, shoulders back."  He gestured vaguely to illustrate his points.  "When he steps, his whole foot treads the ground.  Not just the ball, as if he would run, or the heel, as if he would hesitate.  He steps solidly down, claiming the piece of ground for his own."

I'm not quite there yet, but what a wonderful example of how I feel as I mold myself slowly into a Chi Runner and as I begin to...claim each piece of the ground for my own.

God's Peace,
Pastor Rob B.

A Chi Running Love Letter image

A Chi Running Love Letter

Just wanted to say that after reading Chi Running and trying it for a week, I felt like it finally "clicked", and I cannot even remember how to run the old way (which I did faithfully for over 20 years). 

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