Well, what can i say - that was possibly the hardest run I have ever done. Coming off the back of a 20.5 hour flight from Kigali one nights sleep and WHAM! I made it over the line but only just. By the end everything was spinning and nothing made any sense for at least 30 minutes afterwards. A lesson for the future I think.
The journey continued without incident. My bag even arrived in Berlin intact. I am surprised because the checking in process in Kigali was some what crazy. They asked me “is it ok to pick your bag up in Frankfurt?”
“no” I said
“I’m going to Berlin”
The whole checking in process started again for the third time!
So, I now in Berlin, it’s Sunday morning - sunny but cold - and I now need to prepare for the race ahead. I slept pretty well, so onwards and upwards!
First leg of the trip to Berlin done! I am now sat in the business lounge at the international airport of Addis Ababa. A slightly tatty affair, but glad to be transit to the next destination - Frankfurt, a 7 hour+ flight. I slept all of the first flight and hope to sleep some of the next.
I’ve now got two more days left in Kigali, before I fly straight to Berlin for the half marathon, then home to see my family - who I’ve missed so much during my time out here. I’ve seen things I thought I would never see and met people, I thought I would never meet. This country has been through a lot and is in recovery, the strength and spirit of it’s people is a lesson to us all I think. I hope to return some day + family!!!