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!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Amazing Secret Service Agent

Met the most amazing Secret Service agent on my visit to Washington DC over the weekend. She was assigned to the White House and was an absolute pleasure to visit with. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Washington DC Visit

Enjoying a great weekend here in Washington DC. Ran into a group of Honor Flight veterans from St Louis! Always a pleasure to visit our Nations Capital! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pride Parade

Great time at the Pride Parade today. Thanks to Captain Tracie Meidl from the Spokane Police Department for being there to represent the department! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

National Cancer Survivors Day

Happy National Cancer Survivors Day! I am blessed to be a 7 year survivor! 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Remembering our Fallen

This weekend is the time to remember all the brave members of the military who gave their life for our freedom. It was the ultimate honor to be a Guardian 4 weeks ago on the Inland Northwest Honor Flight trip to Washington DC with our veterans. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

(Backup) Happy Summer

Looking forward to taking the summer off from marathons to focus on recharging my batteries and healing my body and soul. I will be doing some awesome hiking and traveling this great nation of ours! Marathon #304 will be the Long Beach Marathon in California on October 8th.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Unbelievable experience to be with these amazing WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans of Inland Northwest Honor Flight finally getting to wave in a parade at the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade last night. I had tears in my eyes the entire time watching the smiles on their faces! God Bless America!🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷 

Monday, May 15, 2017

National Police Week

Thank you to all the members of the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff's Department, and the Washington State Patrol for everything they do! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone today and to my mom in heaven. Even though it has been 30 years since she has been gone, I always feel today is still a day to celebrate my mom and thank her for inspiring me to become the person I am today. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bloomsday 12k

What a fun time at Bloomsday 2017! I haven't done this race in 5 years because of my marathon schedule and I forgot what an amazing sea of humanity it is. It was great to see so many familiar faces! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

(Backup) Centennial Trail Medallion

Every time I run past this medallion in Riverfront Park it inspires me to keep doing what I am doing!!! 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

303rd marathon finish

Finished my 303rd marathon today at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. This was more than a 26.2 mile marathon...it was a Run to Remember the 168 lives that were lost on that tragic day back in 1995. It was a marathon like no other that I have been involved with, this day will last in my memory for awhile. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Love my Cancer Doctors

At the finish line yesterday of the Pink Ribbon Run with the two amazing doctors that saved my life! Dr Stephanie Moline and Dr Florance Gin are my angels and made me cry! 💕💕💕 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pink Ribbon Run

Thank you to all my amazing friends and the Eastern Washington University Women's Basketball team who came out today to the Pink Ribbon Run in support of myself and all the other women who have battled breast cancer! I hold you all very close to my heart! What an emotional and inspiring day! Warrior Strong! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Amazing Trip

It was such an honor to be a Guardian to escort these amazing heroes to Washington DC on Honor Flight. Everywhere we went they were treated like the heroes they are! I had a lump in my throat for the entire 36 hour trip. God Bless America! 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Inland Northwest Honor Flight

On Monday I depart to Washington DC as a Guardian on the Inland Northwest Honor Flight with an amazing group of veterans. Words cannot describe how honored I feel to be apart of this. Please attend our Homecoming at the Spokane International Airport on Tuesday at approx 6:30pm to welcome home these veterans! 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Pink Ribbon Run

Looking forward to the Pink Ribbon Run (Formerly Race for the Cure) here in Spokane in 2 weeks on Sunday April 23rd. I have a great group of friends joining me to support the cause! Come join us! 🎀 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Final Four Bound Gonzaga

What a great opportunity to be able to see the Final Four bound Gonzaga basketball team off to the airport and Phoenix this afternoon! It made me cry! 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gonzaga Men's Basketball

So proud of the Gonzaga Men's basketball team who is heading to the Final Four! Spokane is so proud! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

EWU women's basketball

With the Eastern Washington University Women's Basketball team tonight for their WBI quarterfinal game against Idaho. So proud of these ladies! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New York's Finest

When Spokane goes to NYC! Love it! Thanks Carroll for checking in! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge

Great day on the trails at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. I am getting recharged and ready for my next marathon and adventure! I am blessed! 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Beautiful New York City

Another great day in New York City! Bitter cold, but beautiful and sunny! 

Friday, March 3, 2017

New York City

 In New York City for the weekend and already exploring all the great sites this city has to offer! Life is good and I am so blessed!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Inland Northwest Honor Flight

Pleased to announce that I have been chosen as a Guardian for the upcoming Inland Northwest Honor Flight on April 17th-18th to Washington DC with our wonderful Veterans. What an honor to be apart of this trip with these men and women who served our country as they visit the memorials made in their honor! 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Colorado Buffaloes!

So honored to be here with the University of Colorado Women's Basketball team today for their game against Washington State University! Go Buffs! 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Favorite Photo

My favorite photo from the Polar Plunge yesterday...giving a High 5 to the Spokane County Sheriff Departments Dive Team that was there to keep us all safe! Thanks for all their help! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Polar Plunge

So much fun to participate in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge in frozen Liberty Lake with the Spokane Police Department's Team Blue Ice! We survived! 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Upcoming Polar Plunge

I believe I am looking forward to jumping into an ice cold lake in February at the Polar Plunge 2017 on Saturday in support of Washington Special Olympics?????!!!!!! I have no idea how I got talked into this one???? Seriously a great cause and I am blessed to have the opportunity! 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Eastern Washington University Women's Basketball

What an amazing experience to be the honorary guest coach for the Eastern Washington University Women's Basketball team today for their Breast Cancer Awareness game against Northern Colorado! Thanks for supporting the cause! 

Gonzaga Women's Basketball

Thanks to Gonzaga Women's Basketball coach Lisa Mispley Fortier for asking me to come and share some inspiring words with the team prior to their Breast Cancer Awareness game tomorrow! What a pleasure to visit with the team! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

302nd Marathon finish

Finished my 302nd marathon today at the Surf City Marathon in beautiful Huntington Beach, California! It has been an honor and privilege to go through this journey and words can not describe my emotions as I continue to put more and more  marathons between myself and cancer! I will never quit and I will never give in because I am a survivor! 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Awareness Day! Take the time today to remember all those who have fought the good fight and have been touched by this disease. I can't think of a better way to celebrate being alive than completing another marathon tomorrow! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Great day!

Great day exploring this wonderful city I call home. Excited to running another marathon this upcoming weekend in Huntington Beach, California. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Colorado Women's Basketball

Honored to join up with the University of Colorado Women's Basketball team and share some inspiration with them on their road trip here in Eugene for their Pac 12 matchup tonight against University of Oregon! Go Buffs! 

Santa Clara Women's Basketball

What a great night to be reunited with the Santa Clara University women's basketball team by surprising them at their evening practice tonight as they prepare for their game against Gonzaga tomorrow night! They had no idea I was coming and it was so fun surprising them! Love all these young ladies! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

301st Marathon finish

Finished my 301st marathon today at the Rock N Roll Arizona Marathon in Phoenix! This is the marathon I ran 7 years ago as my comeback marathon after breast cancer, so it was a special celebration at the finish today! These marathons have become more than just 26.2 miles to me, they have become a celebration of life and a celebration of just how far I have come. Warrior Strong! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Great Desert Trails

In Phoenix for my marathon tomorrow and found some awesome hiking trails north of the city to explore! 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! I have been honored to meet so many amazing law enforcement officers during my marathons in this beautiful nation of ours. Thanks to each and everyone of them for their service each day! 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙