Running has not escaped the ever-more-embracing tentacles of our friend Going Green. The past weekend’s New York City Marathon made efforts to improve eco-friendliness, and magazines Runner’s World and Running Times both highlighted greenness in recent editions. For its article, Running Times elicited advice from one Sarah K. Burkhalter. Oh hey, that’s me!
Rather than being puritanical and preachy, as I had feared, Burkhalter was full of simple, common-sense advice about running, guided by the same environmental ethos that underlies her take on other aspects of life: Do as much as you can without going insane.
Remember, it’s not worth going green if you’re going to half-ass it. Only the purists are the real winners: Those who run naked and don’t take showers. You must do as I say in that article, or you have sinned against both God and climate. Amen.