Saturday, May 28, 2011

When running becomes eco-friendly

My car needed an oil change.  I always prefer to drop my car off at the place on Friday night so they can work on it first thing Saturday morning.  I picked a new place that was close to my house and instead of having my husband follow me or meet me there I went home, changed into running clothes and drove to the place.  I then ran home..adding in more mileage to give me a total of 4.3 miles for the run.

When my car was ready this morning I put on my running clothes and ran the 2.5 miles to the place to pick it up.

Not only did I get in two great workouts but I saved money on gas and I reduced my carbon footprint.  Sounds like a win-win to me!

To make it an even better run for me, I went faster than normal this morning but didn't slow myself down since I knew I had less than 3 miles to go.  I ended up with negative splits!  Woohoo!

The guy that checked me out at the business also talked to me about running and said I looked like I was in great shape.  I'll take complements any day of the week.


  1. impressive. i may have to try that the next time i take my car in. if i go change to a place closer to my home. i would probably end up walking though with all the hills we have.

    great idea. and keep up the good work.

  2. Journey to Green - Thanks! Even if you's still a great way to get in a workout. I added a huge hill on my run home Friday night. I always want to walk it but know I've ran the whole thing in the past so I keep at it and so far I've always managed to run up it.

  3. That is awesome!! Good for you, saving the environment and going for the burn!

  4. I love it! What a perfect combination of working out and being green. :-)

  5. Hungrigyrl - Thanks! I love when I can combine two things that I love.

    Notsoeasytobegreen - it would be cool if more people would get on the bandwagon and do stuff like this.