Three Years Later ...

October 31st, 2012

Dear Katherine,

I had one of those "magical" runs Saturday over the Ben Franklin Bridge and back. I covered 12 miles and felt like I could have gone forever. Twice in the past few weeks, I've set out to run 7 or 8 miles and would up end going 11 or 12. It struck me it was high time to check back in as you requested in 2009 when I wrote to you (see below) to thank you for the work you and Danny so carefully developed and made accessible to hobbled and frustrated runners (like me).  I read the book in September of 2009, put a few focuses into practice, and was ecstatic about how much better my running flowed. I'm a slow learner in some ways, so the point made repeatedly in the book, that internalizing the Chi form is a practice, that one never really gets it "done" is certainly true for me. Even after all this time - and a one-day workshop and a private lesson -- my former "power runner" still lurks when I get tired or mentally lazy. That said, not only am I still running, I've run 4 half marathons in the past calendar year - most recently with my 28-year old daughter (see photo attached). They've been enjoyable and my recovery has been super speedy. The old knee issues? Not a twinge!

There aren’t enough words to thank you. I thought the next best thing would be to touch base to let you know that I'm still plugging away out here (30 pounds lighter), pelvis leveling, column-izing, and arguing (sometimes audibly) with my lower legs to be cotton for crying out loud!

I just signed up for your online marathon program and I'm really excited to get started!

Marilyn

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