In college I wrote my honors thesis on the connection between running and spirituality. And I like the idea of eco-running as a combining-of-passions sort of idea. Except I’m not really into combining my passions a la eco-runner Samuel, by picking up trash while I run. Because I’m training for a marathon, and I live in the city, and if I picked up every bit of trash on my long runs, I’d probably never finish. Also, I’ve never been a fan of running while carrying things. Also, I’m way too time- and goal-oriented to take all those breaks. But good on ya, Samuel — keep it up.