Saturday, December 29, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! I am looking forward to an adventurous 2019!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Loof Carousel

What a fun time to ride the Looff  Carousel in Downtown Spokane today!! I haven’t been on a carousel since I was a kid!!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

West Valley vs Freeman Breast Cancer Gsme

I am very honored to be invited to serve as the special guest coach for the West Valley/Freeman High School Breast Cancer Awareness Girls Basketball game tonight! Thanks to both of these schools for supporting the cause! My heart is full tonight! 💗💗

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Platinum Ambassador

I am excited and honored to announce that my long term sponsor Wigwam Socks has chosen me to be a Platinum Ambassador within their company!!! This includes the opportunity to be on the committee that selects the other athletes to be part of their sponsorship program for 2019! Thanks to Wigwam for being on my feet since 1998!! 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Eastern Eagles Football

Having a great time cheering for the Eastern Eagles in their FCS Semifinal game against Maine!! A trip to the National title game in Frisco, Texas awaits the winner of this game! Go Eags!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

311th Marathon Finish

Finished my 311th marathon today at the Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon on a hot and humid day in Texas! Pretty cool to finish right at the famous River Walk!! 26.2 miles does not get any easier after this many marathons but I always remember the bigger challenges I have overcome! Continuing to put more distance between myself and cancer!  

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Sharp Shooting

Had a great time tonight at Sharp Shooting! Thanks for the awesome breast cancer awareness Pink targets!! Local law enforcement might be calling us for backup!!! 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

A day on the trails

A great day on the trails! Looking forward to my 311th marathon next weekend in San Antonio! Warrior Strong!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sgt Greg Moore Memorial

Beautiful day to visit fallen Coeur d’ Alene Police Department Sgt Greg Moore’s Memorial. I will always support our amazing Law Enforcement Officers who serve and protect everyday! 💙💙💙


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Upcoming Marathon

It has been almost 2 years since I was getting ready to complete my 300th marathon in Honolulu on December 11th. It was an amazing goal to complete but the fire continues to burn deep inside and I will be completing marathon #311 in two weeks in San Antonio, Texas!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Inland Imaging

Had my routine cancer scans today and ran into my promotional banner here at Inland Imaging that reminds women the importance of getting their yearly mammogram! There is always that anticipation and nervousness leading up to these appointments but they are so important!! I am forever grateful to Inland Imaging for discovering  my cancer in the treatable stage!! 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Celebrating Life

As I get ready to complete another marathon in a couple of weeks it makes me realize what I have accomplished these last 9 years as a cancer survivor. I have finished 75 additional marathons to bring my total to 310. I have inspired thousands of people by sharing my story of overcoming my challenge. I have been given the chance to do some amazing things that I would have never imagined having the opportunity to do before! Cancer didn’t win this battle, I won this battle! I am alive and can’t wait to live the rest of my life!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Centennial Trail Medallion

Work took me out to Mirabeau Park today and I visited my 2nd Centennial Trail medallion. It reads Carol Dellinger, Marathon Machine, 150. This was bought for me after my 150th marathon back in 2002. Wow, that was 160 marathons ago!!!



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hi 5 Orthodontics

I want to thank all the staff at Hi 5 Orthodontics for this amazing piece they gave me for my 9th anniversary as a cancer survivor! Not everyday you receive something so personalized!! Love it!!! 💗

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Give Love Hearts

Spent the afternoon walking around downtown Spokane searching out the Give Love Heart Project hearts to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane! We found 23 of the 25 hearts and they are all spectacular! These are a few of my favorites! I encourage everyone to go see these amazing pieces of art! ❤️❤️

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

National Law Enforcement Officer

Congratulations to Captain Tracie Meidl for being named as Officer of the Month for October 2018 from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington DC for her 25 years of dedicated law enforcement service!!! I nominated Tracie for this award because I have known her for a long time, I have been watching her career, and I have grown to appreciate everything she has done for this community. She will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Washington DC during National Police Week in May 2019!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pink Ribbon Donuts

Thank you to Retro Donuts for these Awesome Pink Ribbon Donuts I received hot out of the oven when I visited early this morning!!! They are baking these up every morning for the remainder of October for Breast Cancer Awareness! Thanks for supporting the cause Jon, it means a lot to me!

Monday, October 22, 2018

High on the Mountain

This is what a 9 year cancer survivor looks like! Reaching new heights, challenging themselves daily to new goals, and handling whatever is thrown at them!!! Cancer really did pick the wrong woman to mess with!!! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hi 5 Orthodontics

I was asked to speak this morning at a staff meeting at Hi 5 Orthodontics in honor of breast cancer awareness month. They surprised me with this amazing Pink Ribbon print that they all personally signed to commemorate my upcoming 9th Anniversary as a survivor! They all looked so amazing dressed in pink and yes, they made me cry!! 

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!!! 💙👮‍♀️