Written by Yellow Fellow Flower, Jenny Moulds, Rockford, MI
My 2015 Declare It Day (DID) goal was actually one of my 2014 DID goals – to train for and complete my very first triathlon. It didn’t happen in 2014, and I was beyond disappointed. So when 2015 rolled around I knew what I wanted my goal to be!
I have always been a runner. Running was my thing! I rode my bike with my family to go get ice cream, and the thought of swimming made my heart race. Deciding to do a Tri was so far out of my comfort zone that if I thought about it for too long, my stomach would begin to churn.
All of my life I have always turned to running to calm my nerves, gather my thoughts, take some time for myself and get away from my fears. In 2006, my then 4-year-old daughter, McKenna, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Our younger daughter, Kayla, was just a year and half at the time. Our entire world turned upside down. I stopped running because I couldn’t breath. Anxiety completely took over my life. Our days turned into clinic visits, chemo, panic attacks and overall sadness, anger, confusion and dread. Running completely gone, I no longer looked forward to getting up, going to work, smiling…