Being Green Isn’t Easy

I try to be Green as much as possible. I really do. Just this morning I was belaboring whether I should throw the styro-esque egg cartons away or save them. Our local recycling place doesn’t take them and my curbside recycling doesn’t take them, so what is a earth friend activist to do? I saved them and will “attempt” to use them as a starter tray for seeds next spring.

However, being green was not very helpful today, at lunchtime. I have written most of the script for my next episode of Gravity@1053′ and this episode is going to be more of a studio feel to it, less of me talking while running. I think when I describe the training programs, that sitting calmly will translate better than trying to remember what I wrote while running. But I did want to add a running segment and I thought that I would talk about what I am doing for my WorldWideHalf training.

Yeah, I thought…

In my effort to “save the world”, I try to use Rechargeable batteries for most uses. I have a number of AA and AAA batteries as well as a few 9V as well. And they truly are cost effective, being that a $10 set of 4 AA will last much much longer than a $3 set of 4 AA of regular Alkaline. However, the trade off is reliability and time. A rechargeable set won’t last (based on my observations) as long as a regular battery. And this is both in the device or outside of the device. So there is some timing that you have to have to make sure that you have batteries that are charged for when you want to use your device. But, you also have to be aware that the rechargeables will lose their charge all by themselves as well. So, if you have some rechargeables that were charged a while ago, chances are they are not at 100%.

Today, I brought my studio (iRiver) with me on my run so that I could go ahead and recorded the part about my specific training. All was dandy until I tried to turn the IRiver on, only for the blank screen to look back at me like a teenager when you asked “What where you thinking?” Nothing, no electrons. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Had I had the foresight to check the iRiver before I left my office, things would have been different. But all during my run I was thinking on what I would say about rechargeable batteries and saving the world. After a good run, I toned it down.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon