…myself …the road…and my thoughts…

Someone told me that the only thing you have whilst running is the road and your thoughts… Thoughts of your past… Thoughts of your present… And thoughts of the future that lies before you…as the kms rise your thoughts start forming into words, sentences and meaning… So I felt like sharing with you…

Is it easy?… No…
Have I ever run 42 km before?… No
Do my feet want to give up?… Yes
Do my little toes feel squeezed and I just want to sit on the ground wherever I am and take my shoes and socks off?… Yes
Do my knees ache and wobble, saying ‘I think I’ve had enough for today, thank you!’… Yes
Do two little voices in my head keep battling with each whilst one says  “I can’t” and the other says “Come on, keep going” … Yes

… Then my heart remembers… The memories in my head keep spinning… Coming back… Remembering what it was like.., not to be able to have any mobility… Sense of speech… Direction…coordination…having to be taken care of…loosing everything I had ever learned and knew…not being able to walk, talk, feed myself, bath myself.. Being trapped in my own body… Feeling like a was stuck in a bubble looking at myself from outside in…

… All I have to do is hear the music… hear the music that bought me back to life…Hear the music whilst I run and remember why all this matters..Why I have to keep on running the miles I promised to do…42 km… Have I ever done this? … No… But I am running now to RAISE AWARENESS.. RAISE MONEY… HELP all those trapped in their bodies.. Not knowing if they will ever be the same again! Help me spread the word about the wonderful job The Encephalitis Society is doing! And most of all better the lives of those affected by this terrible thief ” Encephalitis” that just strikes without any warning…

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With love Aliki x

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