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
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
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
Monday, October 7, 2019
It will be an honor to spend the next 36 hours as a Guardian to these amazing Vietnam Veterans Larry and Vic as we travel to Washington DC on Honor Flight to see all the memorials made in their honor!!! Great being reunited with fellow Guardian Jeannine!!!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Next weekend my marathon career will come to an end when I cross my final finish line. Ten years ago marathons were my familiar comfort in a world of cancer chaos and I became stronger because I had no other choice! Now 80 marathons later I believe I have put enough distance between myself and cancer that I no longer need marathons to define me or prove that I have won this cancer battle. It is time to move on and I am going to be alright!!!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
What a great way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making an appearance on the 98.1 KISS FM Harder and Holman show this morning as their Feel Good Story of the day! I shared the news of the release of my Pink Glove Video, my upcoming marathon and my 10 year cancer milestone! Thanks to 98.1 KISS FM for supporting the cause!!!