Friday, October 18, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years

Today, here on this beautiful beach in San Diego I am celebrating 10 years cancer free!!!! On October 20, 2009 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I did not shatter or crumble to die, or let cancer feed on my fear, I choose to live and find light in the darkness! I no longer doubt myself or my strength because I am so much stronger now than I was 10 years ago!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Beautiful Finisher Medal

This finisher medal I earned from the Long Beach Marathon is so awesome! They must have known it was the final marathon of my running career to make it extra special and beautiful! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Retro Donuts

Thanks to Jon at Retro Donuts for the 10 Awesome Pink Ribbon donuts to symbolize and celebrate my 10 years cancer free!! What a fun start to my day to witness the first batch of Pink Ribbon donuts being produced!!! I appreciate your continued support for Breast Cancer Awareness and I am so grateful that you thought of me!!! 

314th Marathon

And just like that, my 30 year marathon career came to an end today as I finished my 314th marathon at the Long Beach Marathon here in beautiful Southern California!! It was an emotional time for me as I came down my final marathon promenade to have a marathon finisher medal draped around my neck one last time! My mind was overcome with memories of this amazing 30 year journey!!! After 314 marathons, I truly am Warrior Strong!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Alaska Airlines

Thanks to everyone at Alaska Airlines for having an awesome send off celebration at my departure this morning as I head to Southern California for the final marathon of my running career and to help me celebrate 10 years cancer free!!! Alaska has flown me to all 314 marathons over the last 30 years and I can’t thank them enough for treating me like family!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Final Marathon

It has been an emotional week for me as I prepare for my final marathon of my running career on Sunday. As I look at over 300+ finisher medals hanging from these two Warrior Marathon Runner sculptures, I feel a great sense of pride! Not many women have completed as many marathons as I have the last 30 years, let alone being handed the additional challenge of going through breast cancer 10 years ago! It is going to be an emotional and overwhelming day on Sunday as I cross my final marathon finishline!!! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Honor Flight Police Escort

Thank you to Officers Costello and Berretta and K9 Shiloh for being our police escorts for our entire trip here in DC with Honor Flight!