Track work makes the Dream work
Today was the first day of working of speed and doing track work. This morning I ran at the Reggie Lewis Center with the Heartbreak hill running club. They offer free running clinics on Tuesday at the Center.
I found it interesting that the center which, is in Roxbury, a predominately black community was occupied by all white folks this morning, who probably don’t come interact, engage, and visit Roxbury.
When I go there, the club have several pacers/pace teams. After I checked in I opted to be in the slower time pace group because I had no idea what to expect and what we would be doing.
As I was sitting there people started to flow in. We must have had over 100 people come for the track workout. I would count the black women that were there( 4 including myself). One women I knew from here participation in BGR runs and events. There were 2 black men.
I was the Red team pace group. My group had older women in it. The group was self selected and organized by time, not by age or gender. Everyone was great. I ran with and at times ahead of our pace Captain.
We had music, we stretched, we motivated each other, we ran, we hydrated, we sweat. The time went by fast and I was proud of myself. I didn’t realize my stigma and how strong I am. I’m thinking next week I may have to be in the next group up to push myself.