Ever since my college soccer days came to an end, I have been at a personal war with cardio. I despise running. It’s one of the most boring things you can do in my opinion. That being said, from June 8-16 I forced myself to run again. Why? Adidas and Parley.tv collaborated on yet another great cause. These two brands recently just announced the first running shoe upcycled from 100% recycled plastic. This time, they organized #RunForTheOceans, a cause in which for every km run, Adidas would donate $1 to the Parley Ocean School. The Parley Ocean School is focused on environmental education and dedicated to inspiring the next generation of leaders. Find out more about Parley Ocean School here. I managed to log 51.77 km, which translates to $51 dollars donated! *Disclaimer: Adidas capped their donations at $1.5M, and this goal was obviously met rather quickly. Nonetheless, I continued to run throughout the week to: 1) hit my 50km goal and 2) continue to raise awareness.
Big thanks to my friends who also joined in on the cause as well.
I’ve been dedicating a lot of my time thinking of ways to use sports/health & fitness to educate more about sustainability, so it’s really awesome to see big brands like Adidas partner with organizations like Parley.tv.