Global Running Day 06.07.2017
Humpday amrun is for Global Running Day. Normally I'll run 10k humpday but I wanted to push myself and do a little something extra special. My plan was........to run 10 miles. I thought that running along the Charles River with a sea of runners would be a good way to kick off this day. I wasn't in the mood to run alone today. I enjoy running alone but I wanted some sprinkle of peoplearound me.
When I went over to MIT, on the Cambridge side of the River, it looked like they were planning for graduation. Lots of red cones, police, signs, detours, etc... I found parking on memorial drive( lucky me) and I was off running.
As I predicted, runners were out in full force at 6am. I saw groups of runners, men running, women running, and of course bikers and the rowers in the Charles.
Fuel for Thought: I always see packs of white men and women running. Can't that be a scary scene for a lone blackwomen running?
While running I was thankful that the 2 days of rain and fall weather had stopped, at least the rain. When I was running across a bridge to cross over to the Boston side of the Charles Rivers, I saw the Girl Gang graffiti on the bridge. And I thought how perfect! I was wearing my Black Girls Run T-shirt and I wanted to encourage the Black Girls Run Boston chapter to runor walk a mile for Global Running Day,so I had to pause for a snapshot.
Then I proceed on, seeing more of the "running gangs" but I crossed back over to the cambridge side I realized that I might have parked my car in an illegal spot. So I freaked and ran a bit faster. Luckily, my car was still there. I ran 7. 16 miles for 06.07.2017. That worked out for me.
Besides I'll be running 13.1 in State #27 on Saturday, so its alright. :)