Divided into three parts, Becoming a Sustainable Runner begins by giving you the tools to find excitement and joy in your runs and sustain your running for the long term. These include acknowledging stressors, setting new challenges, changing where you run and who you run with, and the importance of physical and mental rest to minimize the risk of injury, illness, and burnout.
Next, discover ways to enrich your running through personal connections. Learn about the importance of joining or forming a running community that fosters camaraderie with others who believe in the power of service and that gives back in meaningful and impactful ways.
Then, tap into your passion to sustain our planet. Know what it means to be an eco-conscious traveler, make environmentally friendly choices about where you run and the products you use, and reduce your carbon footprint through the 3R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle.
Throughout the book you’ll enjoy stories from the authors about their personal challenges and triumphs as runners and stewards of the environment. Quotes and insights from well-known runners who are also climate change and environmental justice advocates underscore the breadth and depth of the issues facing us all.