Monday is a Monumental high
Sunday's day of rest did me good for Monday's am run. This morning, I wanted to explore Charlestown and Bunker Hill. My plan on Saturday was to run from Cambridge to Bunker Hill in Charlestown. Being obsessed with finding a piece of the Berlin Wall got me sidetracked.
Today, I wanted to explore the "hill". At some point before summer is over, I will run from Cambridge to Charlestown andup Bunker Hill.
I did not realize how hilly Charlestown is. Lots of uphillsand downhills. Already people had flags and sparkle and all kinds of red, whites, and blues out; ready for the 4th of July.
I can see Bunker Hill from East Boston. I see it all the time. I couldn't remember the last time I was over in Charlestown. I was excited to run it this morning. So much history..busing and racial segregation, Whitey Bulger and the Irish games, and a former strong Irish Neighborhood.
In Charlestown, there is very overt and distinctive line of where the wealthy and no live. The scope ranges from literally across the street( in regards to economic and racial difference) to top and bottom of the hill.
The 66 degrees this morning helped my running curiosity to go further. I observed the schools, houses, and people. Fuel for thought: I was the white people in the neighborhood running and the black, brown, and Asian people were waiting for the bus. I did see only one African American man walking the track and further down near the highway I saw a black women walking her dog.
A lot to soak in, in under an hour. I will be going back to run. Monday started off with 5.5 miles.