Friday, December 29, 2017

OKC Marathon

I am honored to have the opportunity to return to the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on April 29th! 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.
#runtoremember

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas from snowy Spokane. I wish everyone great health and happiness!!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas

I am so grateful to be celebrating my 8th Christmas Cancer Free! What a continued blessing! May everyone affected by this disease find peace this holiday season. 
#warriormarathonrunner

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

West Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Game

Honored to be the guest coach and pre game speaker tonight at the West Valley/Freeman High School Breast Cancer Awareness Girls Basketball game! LOVE the Pink game ball that they all signed and presented to me after the game!!! What a special night to be apart of and what an amazing group of young ladies! Thanks for a great night supporting the cause!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Reflection

As I reflect on my recent 305th marathon finish, I realize it isn’t about how fast I get to the finishline, or what is waiting for me at the end, but it is about the journey of thousands of miles to get there. My strength and toughness did not come from what I have accomplished, it has come from overcoming the obstacles I once thought were impossible!!!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Awesome Hike here in Hawaii

Went on an amazing hike today on the northern most tip of Oahu! Breathtaking scenery to inspire me the day after the marathon! 
#warriorstrong

Sunday, December 10, 2017

305th Marathon Finish

Finished my 305th marathon today at the Honolulu Marathon here in beautiful Hawaii!!! It has been a year of many blessings and I am so grateful to have continued good health. I will never quit, I will never give in, because I am an overcomer!!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Marathon Day tomorrow

Looking forward to the Honolulu Marathon tomorrow! It is beautiful here!!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Metal Sculpture

Absolutely speechless with the handcrafted Warrior Marathon Runner metal sculpture given to me by my amazing friend Tracie! It is customized with a breast cancer ribbon and designed to hold all my marathon finisher medals! Thank you my friend! I will cherish it forever!

Annual Mammo party

Honored to host my annual Mammo party for Inland Imaging tonight. Thanks to all the women who took the time to attend tonight to get that all important yearly screening! Early detection saves lives!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Honolulu Marathon

One week from today I will be crossing this finish line at the Honolulu Marathon! This is were I finished my 300th marathon last year, so it has a special place in my heart! 
#warriormarathonrunner
#unstoppable

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Life is so good!

As my 305th marathon approaches in Honolulu on Dec 10th, I have come to realize that 26.2 miles is just several shorter races put together that represent pieces of this journey of mine. I can’t help but feel emotional this year because this is where I completed my 300th marathon last year.  So many challenges this year have made me a much stronger individual than I was a year ago!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Running to Honor Rylan

I am excited to announce that I will be running the Honolulu Marathon on December 10th in honor of a great friend of mine Sherri’s 8 year old son Rylan that was severely burned in an accident 2 weeks ago. He is a sweet boy who has a long road to recovery ahead of him. Thanks for being my inspiration Rylan as I challenge myself to another marathon!!! You will be with me the entire 26.2 miles, inspiring me to dig deep to finish!!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

3 weeks until Honolulu Marathon

Great day on the trails today! Excited to return to the Honolulu Marathon in 3 weeks to celebrate another marathon finish and soak up some sun!!! 
#warriormarathonrunner
#unstoppable
#honolulumarathon

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veterans Day


I was honored to represent Inland Northwest Honor Flight and speak at a Veterans Day Assembly at a local grade school! Thanks to all these amazing men and women who have served our country! 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cancer Free!!!

Had my routine scheduled cancer scans today and am beyond happy to report that I remain cancer free! There is always the anticipation and nervousness leading up to this day! I am forever grateful to Dr Stephanie Moline from Cancer Care Northwest!
#warriormarathonrunner
#unstoppable
#Cancercarenorthwest

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Snowy Day on the Trails

Great day on the snowy trails. Winter has arrived here in Spokane in the last few days! Settling in for a winter of training in the snow. What a blessed life!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pink Smoke Stacks

Thank you to the Steam Plant Square for lighting the stacks Pink this month to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month!!! Warms my heart! Photo credit to Ken Martin!!!🎀🎀🎀🎀🎀

Awesome Hike

Great 10 Mile Hike to Mt Kit Carson! Beautiful day and even ran into some snow! 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Colfax Police Department

So honored to receive these Breast Cancer Awareness patches from Officer Cory Alcantar and the Colfax Police Department, it means the world to me! I mentored Cory throughout his entire football career at Eastern Washington University and I am so proud of him becoming a Law Enforcement Officer! Be safe Cory!!!! 💙👮‍♀️🎀
#colfaxpolicedepartment
#Breastcancerawareness

Friday, October 27, 2017

Every Woman Can Breast Cancer Luncheon

A great luncheon event to Support Breast Cancer Awareness! Real marathon running breast cancer survivors wear pink running shoes instead of high heels!! 🎀🎀🎀🎀

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sharp Shooting Breast Cancer event

Had a great time at Sharp Shooting Indoor Range tonight celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness and raising funds for Cancer Care Northwest Foundation! Thanks to everyone who came to support the cause with me!!! Special thanks to Robin and Jeremy for having those Awesome pink breast cancer targets!!!
#warriormarathonrunner

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8 Years Cancer Free

Celebrating my 8th year cancer free this weekend doing some high altitude training at over 10,600 ft in snowy Park City, Utah! There will always be another challenge to overcome, another uphill battle to climb, but with the people I have chosen to surround myself with it has made this journey totally worth it!!! It has been an honor and privilege to have been chosen to follow this path!!!  I am forever grateful for everyone that has been part of my life! 


Monday, October 16, 2017

Spokane Orthopedics

Shortly after my 303rd marathon this spring I had an accident which required surgery on one of my knees. Fast forward 5 months later and I finished my 304th marathon pain free!! As soon as that finisher medal was placed around my neck I knew it belonged to my amazing orthopedic surgeon. So today I presented that finisher medal to Dr Christopher Lang and his staff from Spokane Orthopedics to thank him for getting me back to 26.2 miles! No stopping me now!! 
#warriormarathonrunner

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Eastern Washington University Football Team

So honored to be invited by Coach Best to share an inspirational message with the Eastern Washington University football team today!!! What an outstanding group of young men!! Doing my best to inspire during Breast Cancer Awareness month!!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

304th Marathon

Finished my 304th marathon today at the Long Beach Marathon on the beautiful Southern California coastline! This was my 70th marathon since being diagnosed with breast cancer and what a journey it has been! Can't think of a better way to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month then by putting another 26.2 miles between myself and cancer!! Unstoppable!!! #warriormarathonrunner

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Mead School District

Attended the Mead vs Mt Spokane Girl's Volleyball game tonight and it was their Breast Cancer Awareness game! Warmed my heart to see all these amazing young people supporting the cause!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Awareness

Welcome to the month of October which is both Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness month. Please take the time this month to remember every one who has been affected by both breast cancer and domestic violence!


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Eastern Football Practice

Having a great time with the Eastern Washington University football team today at their afternoon practice! Last preparation before their Cancer Awareness Believe game tomorrow against Sacramento State! Go Eags!

EWU Believe Game

Having an amazing time here at the Eastern Washington University Football "Believe" game for cancer awareness! Thank you Sheryl, Tracie, and Leslie for sharing this day with me!!! My heart is so full to see all this support for the cause!! #goeags

Thursday, September 28, 2017

YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon

I was honored today to be an Usher at the YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon! What an inspiring event with a room full of powerful women in this community!!!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Long Beach Marathon

Looking forward to my 304th marathon in 2 weeks, my first marathon in 5 months! Right after my last marathon earlier this spring, I had an accident and tore up my knee which required surgery. It was a humbling experience, but during this rehab journey I discovered something amazing. I got off the hard road surface and I discovered soft dirt trails and climbed to high elevations I never imagined possible and found a different strength was needed for this challenge. It has been a wonderful 5 months and I am ready to take on another 26.2 miles!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

30 years!!!

It has been 30 years ago today my mother passed away. I was so young and just trying to figure out life but it was plenty of time for her to plant the seeds to form me into the kind, caring, and compassionate woman I have become!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Boston Marathon Finishline

As we remember the tragedy that happened here in America 16 years ago today, I also paid a visit to the Boston Marathon finish line to honor those lost that day 4 years ago. Thank you to all our officers from the law enforcement and fire department agencies for all they do each day to keep us safe! 💙💙❤️❤️

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fenway Park and Red Sox Game

30 years ago on September 13th, 1987 my mother passed away from this terrible disease we call cancer. She was from Boston and a huge Red Sox fan. So I could not think of a better way to honor or pay tribute to her on this significant anniversary then by traveling 3000 miles to Boston to attend a Red Sox game at Fenway Park! And the Red Sox organization even arranged for us to go down on the field prior to the game for photos to make this day even more special! Angels in the Outfield for sure!!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Mt Rainier!!!

We conquered Mt Rainier today on the high Skyland Trail on the most beautiful day ever! This was by far the most physically challenging thing I have ever attempted and accomplished!! Miles and miles and hours and hours of nothing but pure beauty, rock, ice and snow fields all at high elevation! It was such a surreal and peaceful feeling to be against such a massive natural wonder! It is days like this that make me so grateful and blessed to be healthy, fit, and cancer free!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Inland Imaging Billboards

I do my best to prove that there is life before, during, and after breast cancer! Mt Rainier is the next challenge this weekend! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Quartz Mt

Last training hike today to the summit of Quartz Mt before our hike up to the glaciers on Mt Rainier next weekend. So excited for this challenge!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Coffee with a Cop

What a great event and opportunity to support the Spokane Police Department South Precinct Captain Tracie Meidl and all the other amazing officers! Thanks for all you do and thanks for the coffee!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great Day on the Trails

It has been a great summer of discovering new trails and adventures. Looking forward to the challenge of hiking on Mt Rainer in 2 weeks!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cancer Care Northwest Foundation Golf Tourney

Had a great time playing in the Cancer Care Northwest Foundation golf tournament today at Downriver Golf Course and was honored to be asked to share an inspirational message at the luncheon. Apparently since I had never swung a golf club in my life, they added me for the inspiration and entertainment value! I will do anything to support the cancer treatment center that saved my life! Very fun day!!!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pink Glove Dance Alaska Airlines

Great time filming another video segment for the Pink Glove Dance for breast cancer awareness today with Alaska Airlines at Spokane International Airport! We filmed at both the ticket counter as well as outside on the tarmac!  First time the Pink Glove Dance has filmed with an airline at an airport! Thanks to all the great Alaska Airlines employees for their help in making this happen!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Natures Beauty

The beautiful sunflower fields north of Spokane! Absolutely breathtaking!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Inland NW Honor Flight Car Show

What an honor to be volunteering at the Spokane Eagles Classic Car Show to benefit Inland NW Honor Flight! I even got to be part of the judging for the top 3 cars!! Amazing veterans and beautiful cars! God Bless America!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

San Francisco

Great weekend here in San Francisco. Walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and found some awesome trails to hike in the Marin Headlands! We live in such a beautiful nation!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pink Glove Dance

Had a great time filming the Pink Glove Dance video today with the amazing officers from the Spokane Police Department and the kids from their summer Police Activities League! Thanks to everyone for being part of this video to support breast cancer awareness. And thanks to KREM TV for being there to report for the evening news.  Look for the video to be released in October!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Spokane Indians Pitch for the Cure

The Spokane Indians Pitch for the Cure breast cancer awareness game was magical! I had the honor of throwing out the Ceremonial first pitch and shared some inspirational words with both the Spokane Indians and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at their pregame batting practice. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the cause!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pitch for the Cure

I am honored to be selected to throw out the Ceremonial first pitch this Saturday July 15th at the Spokane Indians Pitch for the Cure breast cancer awareness game! Hope to see a lot of familiar faces!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Quartz Mt hike!

Had a great hike to the summit of Quartz Mt today. Life doesn't get any better than challenging yourself to reach such a beautiful view!