Thursday, November 13, 2008

Running Green

Today post is from the Runers lounge , running green. Sims like that is cool theme lately as last month Runners World and this month Triathlete Magazine have great articles on how races and the industry is trying to go green. For me I always have been green with out trying. I always have lived less than a mile from a track. When live with my parents, when I went to University for BS and for my Master the the same. When I began doing my Master in Urban Planning, I became more conscious about this and I have make more adjustment on trying to be more green. In the last 2 years that I have been living in North VA I think I am greener than ever. I don't own a car and own 3 bikes. I use public transportation (Metro and Bus) for almost everything. I live 4 blocks or 5 minutes from a local track , and pool so I walk or run to both of them evenly if it 35 degrees. I begin my long bike rides from my place and go on a a local trail most of the time. So in the training part I think I am doing my part. In terms of product consumption I try to drink more accelerade than gels so I don't have to throw away the plastics bags. In terms of shoes I have gave my last 3 pairs of running shoes to my local store for recycling. The things I need to improve is on more recycling as I don't do much on that aspect due to the lack of time and thinking what should be recycle and what is not. I also for next season I am going to try carpool for races and do near races ... well I did that last season so continue on it. Other than that I thing I am doing my part.

Happy Thursday


joyRuN said...

Carpooling for races is a good idea! I'll have to try that for some of the races around me, because I definitely know a few of the other runners.

Lacey Nicole said...

Hi! I found your blog on today's TIART! :) love the carpooling idea.

i am actually wondering where you went to school for grad studies in planning and what that might mean for a career... thanks! :)

tfh said...

You're definitely doing your part! This area is a great place to live without a car-- as long as we can deal with the cold weather, it's not too bad.