Text by Sotiris, 17 years old
Before the Coronovirus era, I had school in the morning, and then extra mentoring for school, after that English courses 3 times a week and German for the other 2 week days, and then of course studying for all of these…
After that, my motivation for anything else was zero and I usually ended on my couch or bed! “This must come to an end”, I used to think at that time.
So, one day when a friend said: “I’m going to run the 10km little marathon, are you in?” I did not know what to answer back. “What am I to do?” I asked. “Run? Why? And what about my smartphone?”
I didn’t respond back then, but the idea stuck to my head… So I joined one of his training sessions. The stadium was huge and impressive – many different routes to run into. 👟🥳
It was amazing, but after the first 2 times that I dragged my feet in pain – I hadn’t run since my 8 yrs, when I was in football – everything changed.
During my running time there was no school, no lessons, no stress, no problems, not even thoughts. Everything seemed calm and relaxing.
I felt FREE. My mind found a way to reset itself.
Gradually, I learned the right way to run, the right way to breathe, not to get tired. Now that I can’t run with my friends due to the virus quarantine, I put on my headphones and run, me and my music. 🎧
Next year I plan to join my friend to the little marathon of 10 km! 🏃♂️
Source of the image: google images