Saturday, October 13, 2018

National Law Enforcement Museum

I can’t even begin to describe how honored I feel to be attending this Grand Opening of the new National Law Enforcement Museum, the Law Enforcement Memorial and Run For the Badge 5k here in Washington DC today!! This museum raises awareness of the service and sacrifice of our nations law enforcement officers! What a profound event to be part of today in our Nations Capital! 💙👮‍♀️💙👮‍♀️

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Grand Opening Celebration

I am so honored to have the opportunity to travel to Washington DC this weekend to attend the Grand Opening of the new National Law Enforcement Museum and participate in the Run For the Badge 5k. To all the officers with the Spokane Police Department, thank you for your service to this amazing city I call home!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

310th marathon finish

What a special day of celebration today!!! Finished my 310th lifetime marathon at the Long Beach Marathon here on the beautiful Southern California coast and my 75th marathon since cancer!!!! Can’t think of a better way to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month than by putting another 26.2 miles between myself and cancer! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

October Marathon

Heading to the Los Angeles area this weekend for another marathon and wanted to honor my amazing surgical oncologist Dr Stephanie Moline who made it all possible!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Paint the Town Pink

What a fun way to start celebrating breast cancer awareness month by playing in this tournament to support the cause! Thanks to the Colfax Police Department for organizing this event and for inviting me to come down  here to play!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Vietnam Memorial Wall

At the Vietnam Memorial Wall with Tom, Mel, and John, my 3 amazing Vietnam Navy veterans on Honor Flight! Am so honored to be here with them to pay their respects! What an emotional moment for these guys! God Bless America!!!

Inland Northwest Honor Flight

This morning I departed to Washington DC on Inland Northwest Honor Flight as a Guardian to Tom, Mel, and John, all three Vietnam Vets, plus 102 other amazing war veterans. It is a whirlwind 36 hour trip and these 3 will keep me on my toes!!! And how awesome that I am reunited again with Guardians Marie, Jeannine, and Chris!!!


Saturday, September 15, 2018

New Forever stamp

Kudos to the USPS for unveiling the new Forever postage stamp yesterday to honor First Responders!!! Pretty Awesome!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Run for the Badge 5k

After completing over 300 marathons I have a collection of finisher medals. But with my love and support of law enforcement, this medal I will receive for the Run For The Badge 5k in Washington DC on October 13th will hold a special place in my heart thinking of all the brave men and women behind the Badge! 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

Sunday, September 9, 2018

WNBA Finals Game 2

It has been a dream of mine for the past 10 years to attend a WNBA Finals game! I scored a last minute ticket yesterday to the sold out game, booked a quick flight and here I am at Game 2 of the WNBA  2018 finals!!! 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

National Law Enforcement Museum

Just a little over a month until the Grand Opening of the new National Law Enforcement Museum and Run For the Badge 5k in Washington DC! I am so blessed and honored to be attending this monumental event!! 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer

Today marks the 10 year anniversary for the Stand Up To Cancer campaign that was started to allow all cancer patients to become cancer survivors!!! Stand Up with me!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Colfax Police Department

A work trip today took me down to Moscow, Idaho and I stopped in Colfax to see one of my former Eastern Washington University football players who is now Officer Cory Alcanter with the Colfax Police Department!!! And yes his gun was almost sticking me in the ear he is so big!!! 💙👮‍♀️

Monday, September 3, 2018

2 Peak Challenge

Completed the 2 peak challenge hiking today! Horse Mt at 5,100ft and Quartz Mt at 5,200ft!! “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle you will overcome!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Charleston, South Carolina

In Charleston, South Carolina for a few days and seeing all that I can of this beautiful city and enjoying the southern charm!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Inland NW Honor Flight

I am blessed to have been chosen to be a Guardian again on the upcoming Inland Northwest Honor Flight scheduled on September 24-25th to Washington DC! It is always an honor to chaperone over 100 WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans to our Nations Capital to have them visit the memorials made in their honor!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Two Mountain Peaks

An unbelievable challenge today a week after my last marathon! Hiked to the summit of two different mountain peaks a few hours apart! First it was an amazing view from the top of Horse Mountain, then across the valley to the top of Quartz Mountain! There is no greater challenge than to challenge yourself!! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

RNR Heavy Medalist

Achieved the rank of being a Heavy Medalist with the Rock N Roll Marathon Series in the first 6 months of 2018! Received the Double Beats medal for completing RNR Arizona and RNR Washington DC Marathons 6 weeks apart and the Rock Trio medal for adding RNR San Diego Marathon to my finishes 6 weeks later! 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

309th Marathon Finish

Finished my 309th marathon today at the San Francisco Marathon and what an amazing experience to cross over the Golden Gate Bridge! I truly believe if I can continue to be strong enough to finish 26.2 miles, then cancer will never catch up to me again!! Warrior Strong!!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Golden Gate Bridge

In San Francisco for a marathon tomorrow and enjoying the cooler weather! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Spokane Indians Baseball

Great night of baseball with the Spokane Indians!! My night is always complete when I get to see Otto!!! Thanks for the awesome new autographed hat!!! ❤️

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ladies Celebrating being Survivors

Love this piece that was made by a gentleman that I met briefly and he was inspired to create “Ladies Celebrating being Survivors” for me!! I am grateful for his generosity! It looks beautiful in my yard!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Inland Imaging Holy Family

I filmed a segment for my Pink Glove Video today with the staff and techs at Inland Imaging Holy Family. I found myself feeling emotional seeing all the familiar faces that were at the beginning of my breast cancer journey 8 years ago when it was detected here at this imaging center. 🎀🎀🎀

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Beautiful Sunflower Fields

Spending the evening visiting all the amazing sunflower fields out by Deer Park! We look forward to these beautiful fields blooming each summer!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Upcoming San Francisco Marathon

I am excited to be crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge during the San Francisco Marathon on July 29th! And this marathon in two weeks happens to fall on what would be my mothers 86th birthday had she not lost her battle with cancer 30 years ago. I think she might be smiling down from heaven feeling pretty proud of everything I have achieved to overcome cancer myself and inspire others!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Beautiful Mountain hikes!!

A few years ago I started hiking to strengthen my legs and cross train for my marathons.  I have come to realize that my reason for hiking up a mountain side at elevation every weekend has become more than just a physical challenge. It has become my escape from this hectic world we live in and has become my mental therapy with each and every new mountain I conquer. I love this life I have been given to live!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Coffee with a Cop

What a great event to attend today and share a cup of coffee with Captain Tracie Meidl and the entire Spokane Police Department South Precinct! Thanks for all SPD does for this great city we call home!!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mt Kit Carson Summit

My birthday continued into the weekend today and I celebrated turning another year older by completing a 5 hour hike to the summit of Mt Kit Carson! I am so blessed to be healthy and cancer free!!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

National Law Enforcement Museum Grand Opening

I am so honored to announce that I will be attending the Grand Opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum and participate in the Run For The Badge 5k in Washington DC on October 13th! Can’t wait to honor all those amazing Law Enforcement  heros who serve and protect everyday!!! 💙👮‍♀️

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thanks San Diego Police Department

One week ago today we were in a situation we had never experienced before in my previous 307 marathons, an active shooter at the finishline of the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon. This has been weighting heavy on my mind all of this week. Thanks to the heroic actions of the San Diego Police Department, the threat was under control after 45 terrifying minutes. This photo was taken at mile 16 with Officer Burlison and Officer Weaver who were patrolling the race coarse before the chaos began. I am forever grateful for all of the local San Diego law enforcement for their quick action to keep all of the spectators and participates safe. My prayers are with the officer who received the gun shot wound to his leg. 💙👮‍♀️💙👮‍♀️💙👮‍♀️💙

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Spokane Pride Parade

Despite the pouring rain, great show of support from the Spokane community here at the Pride Parade! Thanks for inviting me to join your group Nicolle and Daphney, I had a great time!

Monday, June 4, 2018

308th Marathon finish

Finished my 308th marathon today at the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon!! Today is National Cancer Survivors Day so it is an extra special day of celebration putting another 26.2 miles between myself and cancer! I just keep remembering everything that I have overcome and it inspires me to continue to live this amazing life I have been given!! Unstoppable!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Beautiful San Diego

In San Diego for a marathon tomorrow and it happens to fall on National Cancer Survivors Day! It will be an extra special day of continuing to live life to its fullest! Cancer didn’t win this battle, I won this battle! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

National Cancer Survivors Day

This Sunday June 3rd is National Cancer Survivors Day! It will be about celebrating each day I have had and the challenges I have experienced along the way! I cherish all of my connections and memories that I have made along this journey! It truly is a life worth living!!!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day Remembrance

Remembering all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Unbelievable Week

My experience this week hiking in Snow Canyon State Park in Utah was unbelievable! My life usually consists of marathons and breast cancer events, but this week I stepped out of my comfort zone. We hiked into a different canyon everyday in extremely hot temperatures and into rugged situations that made my legs shake from fear of falling. I returned home sunburned and sore but with a feeling of extreme satisfaction! My marathon next weekend in San Diego will feel like a cake walk after this week!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

America the Beautiful!

Another day of amazing scenery hiking in these beautiful parks here in Utah. Blazing hot temperatures today made for an added challenge! What a blessing to be able to have the opportunity to experience all of this natural beauty!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Snow Canyon State Park

Such an amazing hike today in Snow Canyon State Park in Utah, one of the most amazing places I have ever visited! It is over 90 degrees and clear blue skies!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Awesome Hiking in Utah

Spending the week down here in Utah hiking and exploring all the National Parks this state has to offer. Discovering some amazing trails and views!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

So humbled and honored to be riding in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade tonight as a Guardian with WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans from Inland Northwest Honor Flight! What an experience to see them finally get to wave in a parade! God Bless America!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

Here in Spokane today remembering all the fallen Law Enforcement Officers from the State of Washington who have been lost in the line of duty. Sadly, 323 names are on this memorial with 1 more being added this year. Prayers to all our men and women in Blue! 💙💙💙💙

Monday, May 14, 2018

Law Enforcement Candlelight Vigil

Today is the start of National Police Week and I am honored to be here tonight at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Candlelight Vigil to remember all those lost in the line of duty. Thank you to all the officers from the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Department, and Washington State Patrol for their continued service to keep us all safe!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

National Police Week

The upcoming National Police Week is to remember all the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and I want to thank all the amazing members of the Spokane Police Department for continuing to Serve and Protect our community. I pray everyday for your safety!!

National Police Week 5k

What a special day to start celebrating National Police Week by participating in the virtual National Police Week 5k today in Spokane, Washington! This event is to honor all of the fallen law enforcement heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bloomsday 2018

Had a great time today finishing my 30th annual Bloomsday 12K! What an amazing day celebrating the arrival of the spring season here in Spokane!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Centennial Trail Medallion

Picked up my Bloomsday race packet downtown today and paid a visit to my Centennial Trail medallion near the Spokane Convention Center. Everytime I see this it inspires me to continue this 26.2 Mile journey!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cancer Care Northwest

My day as a proud breast cancer survivor at the Pink Ribbon Run last Sunday would not have been possible without this amazing surgical oncologist Dr Stephanie Moline from Cancer Care Northwest who saved my life!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Pink Ribbon Run

What an amazing time today at the Pink Ribbon Run! The day was so special for me that it felt like I was celebrating my birthday!!! Thank you to the special people in my life who came to support me and all of the other women who have battled breast cancer! What an emotional and inspiring day!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Survivor Celebration

What a great time tonight at the Every Woman Can Survivor Celebration Gala leading up to the Pink Ribbon Run tomorrow! And can’t wait to see The Stacks lit up Pink!!! So honored to be in the company of so many other brave Pink Warriors!!!