I often listen to podcasts when I am training much more than I listen to music because I always love to learn and grow and listening to the same songs over and over gets old. The Rich Roll Podcast is one of my favorites. He is a vegan ultra-athlete that I have followed for years. On his podcast there are a wide variety of guest speakers that talk sports, veganism, awareness, and much more that really connects with me. I listened to a podcast titled “Awareness Is A Superpower” by Guru Singh this past weekend. It was very informative and inspiring to hear what awareness can do for people. Sometimes something that may seem so small can have a lasting and meaningful impact on someone else. As I continue training, I have met people along the way that ask me questions or make comments based on my shirts that I am wearing.
This past Saturday I was in a cycle class when a man came up to me after and asked about my shirt. I was wearing a 26 Rounds for Epilepsy shirt from an annual event that we host. He was shocked to hear the statistic that ‘one in every 26 people’ will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. A small interaction with someone can lead to so much more than we realize.
Take one day at a time, one workout at a time, and never stop spreading awareness for what means most to you. I am thankful and excited to meet many more people to talk about epilepsy and how they can get involved to help those in their community.
Help me reach my goal by sponsoring a mile or making a small donation. A few clicks can help change a life. Start here: https://impact.epilepsynorcal.org/ironman/