Friday, December 30, 2011

KREM TV Feature!

Here is my very inspiring story of running the Marine Corps Marathon in honor of US Marine Chris Lesser!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Riverside State Park

Enjoying Christmas Day on the trails of Riverside State Park here in Spokane, Washington

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! Life is full of continued blessings!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Gonzaga Women's Basketball

Hanging with Santa Spike before the start of the Gonzaga Women's Basketball game!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cancer Care Northwest

Stopped by Cancer Care Northwest this afternoon to bring some holiday cheer to my Awesome cancer treatment team! I am so blessed to have them come into my life!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

California International Marathon

What a magical weekend......Was one of the motivational speakers at the expo yesterday and finished the California International Marathon in Sacramento today, my 257th marathon and was honored as a 15 time finisher of this race!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

California International Marathon

Looking forward to running my 257th marathon this weekend in Sacramento at the California International Marathon! Excited to be on the panel of speakers at the expo on Saturday.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seattle Marathon Expo

Had a great time in the Saucony booth at the 2 day Seattle Marathon expo. Met alot of wonderful people!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Seattle Marathon Expo

I will be in the Saucony booth both days of the 2 day Seattle Marathon expo next Friday and Saturday at the Westin Hotel. Stop by and say hello.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Great Winter Running

Had a great run this morning along the Centennial Trail and Spokane River! Beautiful, and more snow tonight!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Running in the Snow!

Hitting the trails in Riverside State Park enjoying the first snowfall here in Spokane!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2 year Anniversary

Two years ago today November 9, 2009, I underwent extensive surgery after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It has been an amazing journey and in the last 24 months I have run 23 marathons bringing my total to 256, I have had the opportunity to inspire thousands of people by sharing my story of overcoming challenges, and each day brings a new blessing to live life to it's fullest! Cancer didn't win this battle, I won this battle! I am Alive and I can't wait to live the rest of my life! I have set the goal of running 500 marathons......continue to follow my journey!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Inland Imaging Mammo Party

Thank you Inland Imaging for allowing me to host a Mammo Party last night. We had an awesome turnout and over 25 women received the all important yearly mammogram. Thank you to everyone who came.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Marine Corps Marathon

Finished the Marine Corps Marathon today in Washington DC! My 256th lifetime marathon and my 22nd marathon finish since being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in October 2009! I ran in honor of US Marine Chris Lesser currently serving our country in Afghanistan! It was an inspiring day for me!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Marine Corps Marathon

So excited to be selected to run the Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday in Washington DC! I am running in honor of US Marine Chris Lesser! Thank you for your service!

Friday, October 21, 2011

KXLY Good Morning Northwest

What a pleasure to be on KXLY Good Morning Northwest with Robyn Nance and Derek Deis this morning! So nice to see you guys!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Good Morning Northwest

Here in Spokane in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I will be a guest on Good Morning Northwest with Robyn Nance and Derek Deis this Friday October 21st on KXLY 5-7am! What a great opportunity!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Game!

Wow, what an amazing experience being a sideline guest of Eastern Washington University at the game yesterday where all the players were wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness! Never witnessed a football game that close before!

Friday, October 14, 2011

EWU Football Team

Wow, what a week it has been and it just keeps getting better....Had a great time visiting the Eastern Washington University football team at practice today and they surprised me with a sideline pass to tomorrows game against Northern Colorado! Several of the guys will be wearing pink gloves to honor breast cancer awareness month. Yes, that is me getting ready for the game tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2 years Cancer Free

Saw my Surgical Onocolgist Dr Stephanie Moline today for my yearly checkup and heard those wonderful words.....You remain cancer free!

25 Consecutive Portland Marathon Finishes

Received this Awesome award from Les Smith, the Portland Marathon race director for finishing my 25th consecutive Portland Marathon!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Portland Marathon #255!

Had a great event at the Portland Marathon today finishing marathon #255! Cancer didn't win this battle, I won this battle!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Pink is everywhere here in Portland.....supporting breast cancer awareness!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Komen Survivor Luncheon

Enjoyed attending the Eastern Washington Susan G Komen Luncheon today! What an honor to be invited to sit at Cancer Care Northwest's table!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Portland Marathon Souvenir Program

In regard to my marathon this weekend in Portland, this will appear in the Marathon souvenir program!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Great to be healthy and cancer free!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Portland Marathon

I am looking forward to my 255th overall marathon next weekend in Portland and celebrating 2 years cancer free!

Project Athena 10k Seattle

Had a great time as a newly crowned Goddess at the Project Athena 10k in Seattle yesterday. What a great event honoring survivors!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CDA,Idaho Race for the Cure

What a great day to be a Survivor at the Coeur d' Alene, Idaho Race for the Cure yesterday! I felt so proud to be wearing that awesome Survivor shirt! Kicking cancer to the curb!

Deer Park/Riverside Dig Pink game!

It was so great to share my inspiration with the Deer Park/Riverside High School volleyball teams at Dig Pink for the Cause on Saturday. They raised over $400 for the Eastern Washington Komen Foundation! I gave an inspiring speech prior to the match and had a great time!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Eastern Washington University Football practice

What a pleasure to meet with the entire EWU football team one on one at practice on Friday before their home opener today at the Inferno Red Roos Field. They are a great bunch of young men and it is a pleasure to get to know them!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

High School Volleyball Tourney

Excited to me asked to be the honored guest and speaker for the Deer Park/Riverside High School Dig Pink Volleyball match which benefits breast cancer awareness on Saturday night!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Race for the Cure Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

Excited to run the Race for the Cure in CDA, Idaho on Sunday September 25th. Awesome to be a Survivor!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

254th Marathon finish!

My 254th marathon finish in Sunriver, Oregon!

Sunriver Marathon for the Cause

Finished my 254th marathon at the new Sunriver Marathon for the Cause in Sunriver, Oregon. I was also the inspirational pasta dinner speaker!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunriver Marathon for the Cause!

Looking forward to running my 254th marathon at the new Sunriver Marathon for a Cause this weekend and honored to be the pasta dinner  featured speaker!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Warrior Marathon Runner in Pink!

Getting ready to start the Alki Beach Run 5K yesterday in Seattle. Had just finished my inspirational message to the runners!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Alki Beach 5k

Had a great time today as the pre race inspirational speaker and then running the 5k race. Here is a great article published about the race.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Eastern Washington University Football Team

What an amazing evening inspiring the 90 student athletes of the Division I  National Champion Eastern Washington University football team! Not everyday you get a standing ovation from a group of outstanding young men and touch a National Championship trophy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Comcast SportsNet video Breast Cancer Awarenss

Here it is, the Comcast SportsNet interview I filmed 2 weeks ago in Washington DC. It is 7 minutes long, I am at the start and then the last 2 minutes. Very inspiring!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Eastern Washington University Football Team

Have been asked by Coach Beau Baldwin of Eastern Washington University to come speak to his 2010 Division I National Champion Football team next week at their fall practice! Wow, what an honor to inspire the national champions! Overcoming breast cancer has taken me down some amazing paths!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Women's Running Magazine

Here it is......The Sept/Oct issue of Women's Running. This should be on the newsstands by next week and online at by August 24th. What an honor to be featured nationally. "Survivor Stories: Three Women Who Ran Through Breast Cancer"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Project Athena Seattle race series

It is an honor to be selected as one of the featured survivors for the Project Athena Seattle race series on October 1st. Here is a great article!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Full schedule coming up the next 2 months!

-August 28th, Guest Speaker at the Alki Beach Run 5k in Seattle
-September 4th, Pasta Dinner Speaker at the Sunriver, Oregon Marathon for a Cause, and 254th marathon!
-September 25th, Race for the Cure, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
-October 1st, Project Athena race series Seattle, running the 10k
-October 5th, Susan G Komen Survivor Luncheon Spokane
-October 9th, Portland Marathon, marathon #255!
-October 30th, Marine Corp Marathon Washington DC #256!

New York Liberty Leilani Mitchell

Had the opportunity to meet New York Liberty Leilani Mitchell prior to the Mystics game at the shoot around. She is from a small town just south of Spokane. Very proud of her!

WNBA Mystics

My Comcast SportsNet feature will be available online at on Monday August 22nd. Had a great time with Kelly Miller.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Washington Mystics Comcast SportsNet Interview

Wow, what a night here in Washington DC....... Filmed my interview for the Mystics Comcast SportsNet program called Mystic Magazine that will air August 20th, the Mystics ended their 4 game losing streak with an awesome win,  and I had a one on one meeting with both Kelly Miller from the Mystics and Leilani Mitchell from the Liberty! They treated me like a Rockstar!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Washington DC trip

Headed to Washington DC tomorrow to attend the WNBA basketball game between the Washington Mystics and the New York Liberty! Excited to be apart of their pre game shoot around and film the breast cancer awareness interview for their Comcast SportsNet feature! Also will have the opportunity to visit one on one with both Kelly Miller from the Washington Mystics and Leilani Mitchell from the New York Liberty.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Project Athena Race Series Seattle!

Please join me in Seattle on Saturday October 1st for the Project Athena Race Series! Project Athena Helps Survivors Live Their Adventurous Dreams.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Alki Beach Run 5K Seattle August 28th

Honored to be the pre race speaker and guest at the Alki Beach 5K in Seattle on Sunday August 28th. This event benefits the Northwest Hope and Healing Foundation for breast cancer survivors. Come join me!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WNBA Washington Mystics game

Am honored to be asked to speak to the WNBA Washington Mystics basketball team during their pregame shoot around, and film a  segment for their Comcast Sportsnet channel for breast cancer awareness at the August 6th game in Washington DC! East Coast here I come!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What a Pitch!

 Throwing out the first pitch last Saturday!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spokane Indians Pitch for the Cure

What an amazing night at the Spokane Indians Pitch for the Cure benefiting the Eastern Washington Susan G Komen! I gave an inspirational message and then threw out the first pitch in front of a crowd of 4,997! Then spent time in the dugout with the players and then the Komen skybox. What an amazing night!

Saucony Saturday

Spent the day at Runners Soul here in Spokane for Saucony Saturday! Great Saucony shoe and apparel discounts and met alot of wonderful runners.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Spokane Indians Pitch for the Cure

I will be throwing out the first pitch at the Spokane Indians Pitch for the Cure breast cancer awareness game next Saturday July 9th! What an honor!

Saucony Saturday

I will be in the Runners Soul running store here in Spokane next Saturday July 9th for Saucony Saturday. Great shoe and apparel discounts and awesome Saucony swag to be given away!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon #253

Finishing the Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon yesterday! Woohoo!

Marathon #252 Mayors Marathon Anchorage

Had a great marathon at the Mayors marathon in Anchorage!!! Running with my friend Jennifer!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mayors Marathon/Anchorage Daily News Feature

Great article from the Anchorage Daily News about my 252nd marathon at Mayors Marathon in Alaska this weekend!

KREM 2 News Feature

Great feature from KREM 2 News aired last week about my special 250th Saucony shoe!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2011 Relay for Life

Finished 30 miles solo at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life here in Spokane at 2:05AM this morning. Pictured here at the start with my Surgical Oncologist Dr Stephanie Moline. Cancer didn't win this battle, I did!!

250th Marathon Saucony shoe

Wow, what a surprise to have my sponsor Saucony shoes create a special edition Hurricane 250th Marathon shoe to honor my recent monumental 250th marathon finish! Awesome! 250th marathon printed on the heal and in breast cancer Pink!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Women's Running Magazine

Excited to be featured in the September/October issue of Women's Running magazine! Woohoo!

250th Marathon Celebration

Excited for my 250th Marathon Celebration tomorrow night here in Spokane. I have an awesome presentation to give to Cancer Care Northwest and my Surgical Oncologists Dr Stephanie Moline. Cancer didn't win this battle, I won this battle!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

250th Marathon Finish!!!!!!

My 250th marathon at the BMO Vancouver Marathon was awesome! They treated me like a Rock Star all weekend. I gave an inspirational speech at the expo and had a great time running in beautiful sunshine!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wigwam Wig-L-Wam van

What a pleasure to hook up with Jason from my sponsor Wigwam socks when he passed through Spokane today. So nice to see you Jason!