“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run.” – Forrest Gump
I’m extremely excited to welcome Rob Pope, the real life Forrest Gump, to this week’s show!
Over the last few years, Rob has taken on the EPIC challenge of recreating Forrest Gump’s famous run. Over 15,000 miles across the United States 5 times, he tested the limits of his own endurance and experienced the U.S. to the absolute fullest. Over his year and a half adventure he experienced highs and lows, received major support from strangers along the way, and ran through some of the most iconic places in the country. The human connections he made, along with the places he explored were life changing. Completing the challenge was absolutely unprecedented.
Today’s episode is all about this INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE.
Rob shares how one of his last conversations with his mother about “Doing one thing that makes a difference in this world” inspired this challenge. He also chats about the adventures he had along the way, along with the obstacles he had to overcome (including a torn quadricep..yikes!). We also talk a lot about one of my favorite subjects….Tom Hanks!
Please check out Rob’s website. He would love your help supporting two excellent charities- Peace Direct and World Wildlife Fund.
MORE FROM ROB POPE:
Support WWF and Peace Direct: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=goingthedistancerun&pageUrl=2
BBC Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-43517715
MORE LIKE A BIGFOOT:
Subscribe and Review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/like-a-bigfoot/id1160773293?mt=2
Soundcloud Archives: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/likeabigfoot/