I am an eater. I go to bed excited for breakfast even if it is nothing more than a bowl of oatmeal. When I head to work, I know what I have packed for lunch and keep my eye on the clock to see how long it is until noon. Okay, just being honest, I usually don’t make it until noon. Depending on what work I am doing each day, I will have eaten a pb&j by 10:00 a.m. (If Jesus was around now, he would probably eat pb&j’s too. Just saying.)
Anyways, now that my training has ramped-up, so has my hunger. It comes back every hour or so. I have been blessed with a high metabolism and now it is in over-drive. I can finally see how and why Olympic athletes eat so much! Whether I am swimming 1200 meters in the pool, riding 20 miles on my bike, or running 7 or 8 miles, I know that I need to keep fueled up or I will run out of energy.
Now imagine our lives without being able to fuel up after a workout, or grab a bowl of oatmeal every morning, or even being limited to one meal a day or every couple of days. It is almost impossible to relate to if we have never been in that situation. The question of, “When can I eat?” has a whole new importance.
Feeding The Nations feeds thousands of children every day in schools and orphanages, which is making a huge impact. But we don’t want to stop there. Many of our partner schools send home a couple rice-meal packs with the children for the weekend. We don’t want the kids to wake up on Saturday mornings and ask, “When can I eat? Monday?” We want them to know that they do have something to eat. This does several things:
- It makes sure the kids have food every day.
- It impacts the parents.
- It lets the whole family know they are loved.
As I continue training through the month of July and into August, please consider how you can join me financially and prayerfully in letting people know that they are loved and not forgotten. Together we can let people around the world know that even though we will probably never meet in real life, we care about them and we don’t want them to have to ask with uncertainty, “When can I eat?”
Let’s answer that question together by providing food for those in need. Simply click the button below to donate and choose “#TRI2FEED Ironman Triathlon.”