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My running story started with me walking in place in front of the TV.  I was an executive in the technology industry with two young children and very overweight.  I went from not being able to go up stairs without getting out of breath to losing over 100 pounds and participating in triathlons and obstacle course races. I didn’t do this overnight.  I did this gradually, over years. I am still doing it.

I almost quit, many many many times.  I did quit. Several times.

Knee pain, plantar fasciitis, hip pain, breathing issues, embarrassment, bathroom issues.  Been there. Done that.

Then I stumbled upon ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®.  What? I can run without pain? I can run without wanting to toss my cookies?  People actually breathe when they run? I fell in love with ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®.  So much so that I went to Asheville, NC to train directly with Danny Dreyer to get my instructor certification.  

I am not an ultra-marathoner.  I am not an elite athlete. I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or therapist.  I am a mom of teenagers. I am a business professional during the day. I am a ChiRunner. 

I love helping people. Let me help you learn to walk smart and run happy through ChiWalking® and ChiRunning® and welcome back running one step at a time.

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Shannon Smith
Certified ChiWalking® and ChiRunning® Instructor

Looking for more information or just have some questions?  Email me!  I am happy to help answer any questions.

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