This week at Runner's Lounge the theme for Take it and Run Thursday is Running Green.
For my contribution this week I would like to focus on how my mom is running/walking green. As a few of you may remember my mom used to be a runner before she had me. She grew up in the time before Title IV when there weren't many sports options for women. She was able to participate in archery and badminton and then found running after she married my dad.
Now she just walks (usually about 3-4 miles a day) and she carries a plastic grocery bag to pick up cans. Last year she collected over 70 dollars worth of cans and eventually bought herself a new pair of walking shoes. How about that!! Pretty amazing!
So here is to my mom - a great, inspiring woman who has taught me to recycle! I wouldn't be who I am today without her!!