This week Julia talks about winning the Dublin Marathon in 1985 – and she also talks about running as a meditation on the move – and the metaphor of the running journey and the life journey from birth until we leave our body…
Julia Chi Taylor is a lifelong runner.
She has been running races for 50 years since the age of 12.
She ran at international level from the late 70’s to early 90’s representing GB and England in races from 5k to marathon.
Her fastest 5k in the 80’s was 15.50 and her marathon personal best is 2.36.31.
She has a wealth of experience from her years as a competitor, and she has been a coach nearly as long!
In the series, she will explore each week aspects of the running journey with reference to freeing ourselves from the boundaries that prevent us from living in a state of joy creativity and fulfilment.
I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running.
I have also worked in the lives of others as a guide, counsellor, healer and teacher for over 40 years.
I lived as a nomad for 6 years with my husband Anadi, but my inner voice brought me back to the UK in May 2019 and I have been living and working and running in London since then….