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Be the Ball …

Recently a client came to a ChiRunning private session … and the first thing she said was “I want to be the ball“. Prior to the session I emailed her some “homework” to review. The homework included viewing the “ChiRunning Simplified!” video which provides a simple analogy. The analogy suggests that running one way might feel more like you are a block sliding a block across the ground and running another way might feel like you are a ball rolling along the ground.

The comment reminded me of the movie Caddyshack from way back … in early high school. Below is the “be the ball” clip from that movie.

“There is a force in the universe that makes things happen; and all you have to do is get in touch with it … LET things happen … and be the ball … find your center … just relax, find your center … just let it happen, be the ball.”

(Direct link to this clip is

Caddyshack movie clip … “be the ball!”

On my next run I think I might just be tempted to repeat over and over, “be the ball, David … be the ball” to find my center and just relax.

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Posted on Monday, Mar. 12th 2012 2:47 PM | by echifitness | in All, ChiRunning, ChiWalking | No Comments »

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