Showing Up

Life throws us curveballs when we least expect it. Sometimes when things don’t go as planned it feels easiest to give up. However, our story cannot end in defeat. I did this Ironman for epilepsy awareness and it is important that I keep pushing, no matter what physical or mental obstacles come my way.

March 26, 2020 is Purple Day (, which is dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. I want to encourage people to wear purple on that day and to continue in the fight for epilepsy awareness, continued research, and fighting the daily stigma that many in the epilepsy community have to deal with!

Each aspect of the Ironman brings on its own challenges both physically and mentally, but in the end if I am mentally weak then I won’t complete the race. The running portion gets me in my head the most. It makes my mind wander and think about all that I want to achieve with the epilepsy community. There is SO much that still needs to be accomplished, but it is important to take one day at a time. Every day when we get the opportunity for another day of life we need to get up and go after our goals and dreams!

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Image credit: Purple Day for Epilepsy


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