Powerful Body = the Power to Change
A lot of people have asked me how organic awareness relates to outdoor life adventures. I'm tempted to say, it's the environment, stupid.
I used to consider myself a tree hugger. I wrote letters begging city officials to ban pesticide use on playgrounds - who doesn't love a twinkling field of dandelions to run through? I recycled before it was trendy, parked my car in favor of my bike - I was an unofficial ambassador for the One Less Tonne Challenge before the Canadian government pulled the plug.
But since meeting Steve Shriver, I see I'm more like a vegetarian who dabbles in meat when the mood strikes her. Steve's powerful run across Iowa is a refreshing kick in the pants that what we're doing is not nearly enough. What better way to find the strength to change than by making our bodies more powerful with wholesome, organic produce?
If you love the outdoors as much as I do, you'll understand why I'm so passionately supporting Steve. Not sure where to start? How about walking to the video store tonight instead of driving? What about setting your thermostat two degrees lower or using a rain barrel to water your garden?
Going green doesn't have to mean a 260 mile marathon, but it can. Whether we take small baby steps or run an organic endurathon, every step we take will lead to a healthier earth and a healthier us.
Now that's what I'm talking about!