10k reflection of Independence
I planned on going to the Cal-Zone for 6a.m weights class but there were not enough people and it was canceled. That means a 10k a.m. the day before the 4th of July a.m. run. By 5:15a.m it was already 75 degrees out. I knew enough to run slow and steady. I ran along the water to get an ocean breeze which was helpful but the sweat just kept coming. Ugh.
There is a park that I ran by that reflects on the people and the area around the Chelsea Creek. What sticks out are the words “ All people are welcomed.” This area gives a brief history of the people and events that have happened around this area. As we celebrate “ America”, I thought about whose “ America?”. For instance, yesterday there were protest around the country about the migrant camps and the treatment of children and families. For African-Americans july 19th, is our independence day when we were “free” from slavery.
Yesterday, team USA advanced to the finals for the Women’s World Cup. Americans celebrated over the 2-1 victory over England to advance us to the finals again. The complexity of all. The joy and disguise of it all.
All this in 6 miles before 7 a.m. :)