Written by Fellow Flower, Lori Haldeman, Janesville, WI
Perfect Timing for a Challenge
I was diagnosed with Lymphoma- Stage 4 in June 2013 and had completed 5 rounds of chemotherapy. When I first saw the challenge posted, I was doing my maintenance treatments. I was intermittently running—with little purpose—just to get out for stress relief and for the health benefits. I’ve been a runner for about 7 years and always ran with a purpose, but at this particular moment in my life I felt very unorganized in all sorts of ways.
Declare It Day gave me a definitive challenge. To make a commitment! To run with purpose! To hold myself accountable! To let everyone know that I had a goal!