Does the past hold the key to our future?

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If you’ve read my blog in the past, you’re probably aware that I’ve been known to watch a wonderfully Canadian show called “Being Erica” about a young professional who does some time-traveling to work on her “regrets”. As per usual, it got me thinking…

How much does our past shape our future? Should we believe that we’re doomed if one parent is an alcoholic or if a grandparent passed away from cancer? I hope you know the answer I will give, as I’m an eternal optimist…

I find the same applies to running. Whether you’re conscious of it or not, your body remembers everything. That time you threw your shoulder out in high school? It left a mark. You can also bet that the scar tissue in your hamstring is not making that muscle any stronger unless you work it out harder than you ever have before.

The great thing about ChiRunning is that it breaks down all your bad habits and rebuilds you from scratch. The hard part is letting go of those bad habits. It can be done and I’m a great example. So is the bulk of my clients!

I heard that you’re a collection of your experiences. And that is so true when it comes to your running form. I find I can usually diagnose someone’s issue by looking at their posture alone. And I’ve even been known to point out past injuries to people just by seeing how they modify their biomechanics. Incredible stuff (the body, not my abilities)!

This shouldn’t be news to you but I think the answer lies within you (deep, isn’t it?). You have to do a bit of soul-searching to figure yourself out but know that you can get a fresh start any day of the week!

This just in! @HolisticOttawa and I (@_ECinc) will be hosting a TweetUp at Daya Spa on Tuesday, January 17. There will be some info on chiro stuff and ChiRunning, some great folks and we’re lining up some great prizes.

And oh yeah, Daya Spa is providing some massages and facials. How can you say no to that?!?

See the poster for all the details, including how to register for free!


One Response to Does the past hold the key to our future?

  1. I think our past shapes who we are…but only we, in our self awareness and soul searching, can shape our future. Great post!

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