About this episode

Eric is a former architect and current triathlete, in recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

In this episode we talk about:

  • falling in love with triathlon
  • his career ending cycling accident
  • mental and physical trauma recovery
  • coping mechanisms
  • life after a traumatic brain injury
  • compensating for blind spots and memory loss
  • the importance of preparation and anticipation
  • loosing your job due to disability
  • hidden disabilities and suffering in silence
  • understanding, empathy and community
  • developing and practicing gratitude
  • unconditional support and karma
  • bringing awareness to brain injuries and mental health
  • success being relative and subjective

Thank you to Tracksmith and Goodr for sponsoring this episode. 

Tracksmith recently released their fall collection, which was designed to celebrate the seasonal shifts as we find our rhythm this fall. I’m proud to partner with Tracksmith, and they’re going to donate 5% of your order value to the Michael J Fox Foundation for all orders, and you’ll also get free shipping. The Michael J Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure and helping those living with Parkinsons. Both of my grandfathers have or had Parkinsons, and I’m grateful of Tracksmith’s support for something so personal.

Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders that start from that page will contribute towards this donation! 

Goodr has the slickest shades around, for only $25 and $35. They don’t slip or bounce, and stay on my face way better than more expensive sunglasses. 

If you’d like to support me and the show, treat yourself to a pair (or two or three) of Goodr and head over to Goodr.com and get 15% off your entire order with the code FTLR. That’s 15% off at goodr.com and code FTLR. Your face will thank you.

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