Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2016 was a great year. Not only did I celebrate another year cancer free, I was blessed to complete my 300th marathon a few weeks ago. It was a year of a lot of air travel and many nights away from home, but I was honored to have been apart of some amazing opportunities that have changed me and my outlook on life. I am happy, healthy, and well loved. Can't wait for 2017 to experience many more new adventures and opportunities! 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Oklahoma City Marathon

I am honored to announce that the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on April 30th has been added to my 2017 schedule! This marathon is to remember the 168 people who lost their lives on April 19th, 1995. I LOVE their mission statement......This marathon is to celebrate life, reach for the future, honor the memory of those who were killed, and unite the world in hope. This is not just another marathon, it is a Race to Remember, and a race to show that we can each make a difference and change the world. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas from snowy Spokane. I wish everyone great health, happiness and much love! Many blessings to all! ❤ 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Commemorate Piece

A great piece to commemorate my 300th marathon 2 weeks ago in Honolulu! Thanks to everyone at the Honolulu Marathon for making my 300th marathon such an amazing day! Warrior Strong! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas

I am so blessed to be celebrating my 7th Christmas cancer free! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Competitor Group article

Thanks to Brian Metzler and the Competitor Group who puts on all the Rock N Roll Marathons for this amazing article about my recent 300th! Thanks for the continued support!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Snowy Spokane

One week ago today I was in 80 degree Honolulu, Hawaii finishing my 300th marathon and today I am in 15 degree snowy Spokane! What a difference a week makes! I love my life and the friends I have that surround me! 

Alaska Airlines

Thanks to Alaska Airlines for all the support leading up to my 300th marathon. Thanks for the amazing send off when we departed for Honolulu!  

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thanks for all the support

As we prepare to depart Hawaii today to head back home, I want to thank everyone for all the love and support as I achieved this goal of 300 marathons! My life has forever been changed because of the friends I have around me, they have made me a stronger and more courageous woman. I know where I have been and I know where I am going! Time to move forward and plan next years marathon schedule! 

300th marathon medal

This 300th marathon medal is a keeper! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hawaiian Hiking

What do you do the day after your 300th marathon? Hike to the northern most tip of Oahu! 50 miles north of Honolulu. Beautiful! 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

300th marathon finish!

Believe in Yourself! I did and I finished my monumental 300th marathon today in Honolulu! Words can not describe the feelings I had as I approached the finish line! So many emotions, memories and special people overwhelmed my thoughts! No one can ever question my courage or my strength. I have never quit and I will never give in! I am not stopping here, I have marathon #301 planned in 4 weeks in Phoenix! Cancer didn't win this battle, I won this battle! Unstoppable! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Honolulu Here we come!

 As I prepare to depart to Honolulu for my 300th marathon, my thoughts are filled with all the amazing friends that have been here by my side throughout this journey. You will all be with me, tucked deeply into my heart! ❤️❤️

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


As I approach my 300th marathon this Sunday I am reminded that there is something inside of me that is greater than any obstacle that I have had to overcome! 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

One Week!

One week from today I will be crossing this finish line in Honolulu and have my 300th marathon complete! Words can not describe my feelings right now! What a journey it has been! Unstoppable! 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Eastern Washington University Football

Spent some time with the Eastern Washington University Football team today at practice as they prepared for their FCS 2nd Round game tomorrow. They surprised me with a signed football in honor of my upcoming 300th marathon! 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Inland Imaging Mammo Party

Had a great time hosting my annual Mammo Party for Inland Imaging tonight! Thanks to everyone who came! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thank you Alaska Airlines

It has been a honor and privilege to have Alaska Airlines fly me to all 299 marathons in the last 20 years and they will be flying me to Honolulu for my special 300th. I have made some great friends over the years with these amazing people who get me to each marathon and safety back home! And special thanks to my Spokane based Alaska Air family! 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Great Day in Spokane

Great day on the trails, 55 degrees and sunny here in Spokane today! Can't believe my 300th marathon is 2 weeks away.....The countdown begins! 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I myself have so much to be thankful for this year. As I approach my 300th marathon in 2 weeks, I am blessed to remain healthy, injury free and above all cancer free! But what I am most grateful for are the people I surround myself with that continue to Love, Support, and Nurture my soul!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

KXLY Interview

Spent the morning with Derek Deis from KXLY filming an upcoming story about my 300th marathon. Thanks to Dr Stephanie Moline from Cancer Care NW, and  my amazing friends Tracie Meidl and  Peggy Coyle for being a part of these interviews! Honolulu here we come! 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

KCRA-TV interview

What a pleasure to do a live Skype interview tonight with Deirdre Fitzpatrick from KCRA-TV Sacramento about my upcoming 300th marathon! Thanks for the amazing opportunity Fitz! 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Quartz Mt

In just 4 more Sundays from today I will be completing my 300th marathon. It has been a journey of many miles, and a lot of sweat, pain and tears. I will never give up and I will never give in because I am a fighter! 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Citizens Academy

Honored to graduate tonight from the Spokane Police Department Level II Citizens Academy. What an amazing program to complete! Thanks to all the members of the department for their time and dedication to our community! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I am blessed that my travel has allowed me to see so much of this great nation, but I am the most happy when the wheels of the plane touch down here at home! I love this city I call home!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Loved the Cape Cod area in Massachusetts! 
Had my routine cancer check today and was honored to see Dr Jodi Bailey who was the radiologist who found my cancer 7 years ago. And today she gave me the awesome news that I remain cancer free! Much love for this woman!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Supporting the amazing officers in our beautiful country! 
My favorite photo from my 299th marathon finish!
What an honor to be the keynote speaker for the Cape Cod Marathon pre race dinner!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Finished my 299th marathon today at the Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth, Massachusetts. It was a day filled with many emotions and blessings. My 300th marathon is up next! Honolulu here we come!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

7 years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer and my life has forever been changed. It has been a daily dose of blessings that I am reminded of everyday. It has been a team of wonderful friends and talented doctors that have got me where I am today. I will not quit, I will not give in because I am a Survivor and an Overcomer! I still have a lot of fight left in me!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Looking forward to my 299th marathon next weekend in Cape Cod! Honored to be the Pre Race dinner inspirational speaker.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Had a great time tonight at Sharp Shooting Indoor Range breast cancer awareness event! Thanks to all my amazing friends who came and supported me and the cause!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Citizens Academy

Excited to start the Spokane Police Departments Citizen's Academy tomorrow night. I am grateful for the opportunity. Thanks to all the members of the department for all they do to keep us safe.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Finished my 298th marathon today at the Victoria Marathon in beautiful Victoria, BC Canada. It is such an unbelievable feeling knowing that I have just one more marathon before my 300th! I have come so far and am blessed to have finished another 26.2 miles cancer free!Unstoppable! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Victoria Marathon

Excited to be celebrating breast cancer awarensss month by completing my 298th marathon this weekend in Victoria, BC Canada. Putting another 26.2 miles between myself and cancer! Warrior Strong!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Welcome to October....Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not only will I be completing my 298th and 299th marathons, I am fast approaching my 7 year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor! Thanks for supporting the cause and enjoy the month of Pink!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Can't believe the Honolulu Marathon is just a little over 2 months away!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Upcoming marathons

Hard to believe that marathon #298 and #299 are fast approaching in the month of October. I am so blessed to be surrounded by an amazing group of friends!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

30th Anniversary

30 years ago today my Mom was taken from me by this terrible disease we call cancer. And in her honor I will be running the Cape Cod Marathon in Massachusetts next month.This is where she was from and where her ashes are spread in the Atlantic Ocean at mile 24 of this marathon. I believe she will be with me and will be able to "see" me complete my 299th marathon.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

297th Marathon Finish

Finished my 297th marathon today at the Skagit Flats Marathon near Belllingham, Washington. 90 days from today on December 11th, I will be finishing my 300th marathon! Unstoppable!

Friday, September 9, 2016

9/11 15th anniversary

Honored to be running my 297th this Sunday on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. I  visited the Memorial last fall and I will get my strength remembering all those that were lost that day! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Looking forward to my marathon this weekend in NW Washington!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great Day!

Great day on the trails today! Marathon #297 is in 2 weeks. Hard to believe that my 300th is just a few short months away! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Alaska Airlines

I have had the privilege of having Alaska Airlines fly me to every marathon, speaking engagement, and appearance in the last 24 years. And in honor of my upcoming 300th marathon, I marshaled a 737-700 series aircraft today! Thanks to everyone involved who made this experience so special. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Eastern Football Team

At practice with the Eastern Washington University football team as they begin fall camp. Looking forward to another football season  being on the sidelines with these young men. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Famous Rocky Balboa Steps

In Philadelphia for alittle down time and couldn't pass up the chance to run up the famous Rocky steps. Just another special moment leading up to my 300th marathon!