Finished First Marathon Strong with Chi
I just wanted to thank you for writing Chi Marathon. I just finished my first marathon on Monday, sprinting across the finishing line.
Exactly one year ago I watched my wife run a relay leg of a marathon and decided to do one targeting June 2013. I’m 34 and hadn’t run in 15 years (spending all of my time surfing).
Summer 2012 I couldn’t get past 4 miles without developing tendonitis in my knees. When a friend suggested ChiRunning I bought the first book adopted the technique and built up to 10 miles injury-free by Christmas. Then I saw the Chi Marathon book and followed the programme to the letter since January.
My objective in January was to “finish strong.” I must have run past 100 people in the last two miles. You’re focuses helped throughout the race. My brother-in-law got a great photo of me crossing the finishing line holding hands with my 5 year old daughter, with a big smile on my face.
Sorry for this essay but I wanted to write to you as I’m so grateful to you and your wife for writing these books.
(Photo by Kieran Motherway)