Do you run for the high?

Do you run for the high?

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It seems runners are addicts, as a lot of them run for the endorphins.

New research by University of Arizona anthropologist David Raichlen suggests those chemicals may have helped turn humans, as well as other animals, into long-distance runners.

A great new blog post (and podcast) by NPR looks at the research and asks folks why they do it. Is it to chase antelopes or just to be able to eat a Big Mac guilt-free?

Why do you run?

I’m all about helping folks find that natural high and enjoy the journey. And I know it’s not easy to get there, especially if you’re always injured or just starting out.

The more I teach, the more I realize it takes a while and a lot of work for folks to really pick up ChiRunning. I truly believe the technique works since it’s worked for me and countless clients but some folks don’t have the time or patience.

For those reasons, I’m now offering any folks that have taken one of my workshops an opportunity to take it again as a refresher at a discounted rate ($75). If you’re in that situation and want to take advantage of the opportunity, simply drop me an email at [email protected]

I’ve now had a few folks take my workshops a few times and they say that they get a whole new understanding the second time, even if I’m using the same drills and very similar language. You might be stuck with the same old jokes though…

2 Responses to Do you run for the high?

  1. I run because I enjoy it. When I am not feeling it, I tell myself I run to stay healthy. But, I have to be honest, I don’t need much convincing to get out and feel my feet hit the ground.

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