I have my foot in two camps here on Blogger (sorry for the bad pun): I'm also writing a blog about training for the Dublin Marathon this October (here). I, like many others before and after me, consider running as a way to have fun and remain physically fit.
So when someone like me -- one who invests an interest in both things green and things running -- finds a whole section of articles on Runner's World's Web site about trimming your eco-footprint, or recycling old shoes, or scientific studies about running's impact on the environment -- well, that just sounded novel enough to give a look.
Now you can find out where the top 10 greenest races are in the world (apparently Austin, TX?), or the annual carbon impact of an average runner.
But some of the things they refer to in the list aren't necessarily devoted solely to running. Whether you're a runner or not, we all wear shoes. Why not recycle them when you've moved on? If you organize events that need registration forms, why not cut the paper out of the equation and use some form of e-registration?
It's neat how the idea of being more eco-friendly tends to start these "organic" brainstorms.
And I swear, that's the last of the bad puns from me today.