Written by Fellow Flower, Walisa Dickson, Brunswick, OH
I declared it. I focused on it. I did it! Goal accomplished (with a smile)!
On Declare It Day (DID) 2014, I declared to run my first full marathon at the Detroit Free Press Marathon event. I registered on January 1, 2014. Writing my declaration on a certificate, taking a picture and declaring it online in front of thousands of other women made it SUPER real.
My 2014 Journey and Preparing for 2015
The journey to the full marathon event day was exciting, motivating, over-anticipated and stressful. The journey and lessons learned will help me prepare for Declare It Day 2015 (February 7, 2015).
I plan to participate in DID 2015 because the courage, strength and amount of support I gained from DID 2014 was phenomenal. The declaration I made remained in my mind the entire time I trained, which provided a bit of a push and didn’t allow me to give up. DID 2014 also helped me stay focused.