Friday, July 12, 2019

Breakfast on the Baseline

What an amazing way to start the day being honored by the Spokane Indians as a breast cancer survivor and having breakfast on the field at Avista Stadium! Thanks to the Spokane Indians organization for their continued support of the cause!!! What a great morning to celebrate being a survivor!!   

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Alaska Airlines Reception

What an honor to be invited to the Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Reception this evening by President and CEO Brad Tilden! Alaska Airlines has flown me to all of my 313 marathons, countless speaking engagements, public appearances, and personal vacations! It has been an honor and privilege to have Alaska be a huge part of my journey the last 30 years! Thanks so much for the invite Brad!!!! I look forward to many more years of flying with Alaska Airlines!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

50th Rock n Roll Marathon finish

My 313th marathon finish last month at the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon was my 50th Rock n Roll Marathon series finish! I will forever cherish this awesome guitar sculpture they gave me! 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Birthday America

Celebrating Independence Day with an awesome 9 mile hike up in the mountains away from the crowds!!! 

Monday, July 1, 2019

98.1 KISS FM

Thanks to Rob and Mark from 98.1 KISS FM for having me on their morning Harder and Holman show talking about my Pink Glove Dance Video I am producing again this year for breast cancer awareness!! This years project is pretty special to me because the release will coincide with my 10th anniversary as a breast cancer survivor in October!!! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Coffee with a Cop

What a beautiful morning and a great event to share a cup of coffee with South Precinct Captain Tracie Meidl and her team of Officers from the Spokane Police Department! Thanks for all you do here in our Spokane community to serve and protect!!!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Spokane Indians Pink Game

What an amazing evening continuing my birthday celebration on National Pink Day at the Spokane Indians Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Game!! The longer I remain cancer free, the more special these birthdays become!! Thanks to the Spokane Indians for having a special Pink game just to make my birthday weekend even more special!!! 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sky Dive West Plains

Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes!! I celebrated both my birthday and my upcoming 10 year anniversary as a cancer survivor by Sky Diving for the first time ever!!! I decided if I have faced the fear of going through breast cancer, then I could have the courage to jump out of an airplane!! It was a memorable, once in a lifetime experience, and a very special day shared with some amazing individuals!!!! 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Retro Donuts

What a special treat from Jon at Retro Donuts to celebrate my birthday tomorrow!! Celebrating another birthday cancer free is pretty Epic!!! Thank you so much for the awesome Pink Ribbon birthday donuts and for thinking of me!!! You are Awesome Jon!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Two Peak Challenge

What an amazing challenge today! We summited two different mountain peaks!!! First we reached the top of Horse Mt then to the summit of Quartz Mt!! We were rewarded with stunning views for our effort!!! There is no greater challenge then to challenge yourself! 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

America the Beautiful

Our neighbors beautiful canola fields!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

313th Marathon Finish

Finished my 313th marathon today at the beautiful Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon!!! Today is National Cancer Survivors Day and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate being a survivor than by putting another 26.2 miles between myself and cancer!! I am so much stronger that I used to be and I have so much more to give!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wigwam Socks

Earlier this year my long time sponsor Wigwam socks elevated me to the position of Platinum Ambassador within their company. In July they have invited me to their corporate office in Wisconsin for a factory tour and help me celebrate my 10th anniversary as a cancer survivor! Can’t wait to see where these Made in America socks are made! 

Friday, May 24, 2019

National Cancer Survivors Day

Next Sunday June 2nd is National Cancer Survivors Day. After hearing the words “You Have Cancer” it changes your life and a day like National Cancer Survivors Day is such a powerful day!!!! I am running my 313th marathon on that day to celebrate!  I will never quit, I will never give in, because I am a Survivor!!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Softball game

Special thanks to the Spokane Parks and Rec Women’s Softball teams for the amazing Breast Cancer Awareness game tonight!!! You guys all looked so amazing and I loved the Pink bats!!! 🎀💕🎀💕🎀

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

What a privilege to be a Guardian in the Lilac Parade with Inland Northwest Honor Flight! To have these Vietnam Vets tell me they have waited over 50 years to wave in a parade is going to be priceless!!! God Bless America!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Washington DC

Great visit to Washington DC! Was honored to be granted both a White House and US Capitol tour on this trip!!! Our Nations Capitol is so beautiful!!!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mt Kit Carson

Great hike up on Mt Kit Carson today! Deep snow kept us from reaching the top, but we had awesome weather and we were within just a few hundred feet of the 5,000 ft summit!! Pretty awesome for our first mountain hike of the season!!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bloomsday 12k

A beautiful day in Spokane today for the Bloomsday 12k!! This was the race that planted the seed for me to challenge myself to start doing 26.2 mile marathons 30 years ago! Who would have known that this seed would grow into something so amazing and abundant in my life!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Finisher Medal

After 312 marathons each finisher medal represents 26.2 miles of fatigue, sweat, muscle cramps, and a lot of tears! But this medal I received at the finish of the Pink Ribbon Run feels like a precious gem since this was my 10th year participating as a cancer survivor and it too represents a lot of the same feelings I have experienced completing 312 marathons!!! 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Pink Ribbon Run

A very special day for me today at the Pink Ribbon Run celebrating my 10th year proudly wearing the Pink Survivor shirt!! What a great time seeing everyone supporting those of us affected by breast cancer! Loved this day!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Community Support

Another amazing business here in my wonderful hometown of Spokane supporting the cause for the Pink Ribbon Run tomorrow! Wow is all I can say Wells Fargo, it made me cry when I saw this!!! 💕🎀💕🎀💕🎀

Thursday, April 25, 2019

(Temporary Backup) Pink Ribbon Run Race Guide

So honored and humbled to have my upcoming 10 year cancer anniversary recognized in the Pink Ribbon Run race program guide this year!! My marathon schedule changed after this went to print, so my 313th marathon is rescheduled for June 2nd in San Diego on National Cancer Survivors Day!!!  Looking forward to this inspiring day on Sunday at the Pink Ribbon Run!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hope Lights the Way Gala

An inspiring event to kick off this weekends Pink Ribbon Run! Excited to celebrate being a Survivor with all these other Pink Warriors! I feel like this night is the beginning of a 6 month celebration leading up to my 10 year anniversary as a survivor in October!!! Warrior Strong! 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Spokane!!!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pink Ribbon Statue

10 years ago I would have probably walked right past this beautiful piece of art, but today it symbolizes something very special and important to me! I now run right up to it and caress it like it is a precious gem!!! A Survivor is who I am!!!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

YWCA Spring Fling

Great time this morning volunteering as a section host at this event surrounded by some amazing women supporting a great cause!!! Thanks to the YWCA for all they do making a difference for women and children impacted by domestic violence and homelessness here in our community!!! 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rock N Roll Marathon Grand Slam

Received this Awesome Grand Slam medal today from the Rock N Roll Marathon Series for completing 4 Rock N Roll Marathons last year! Phoenix, Washington DC, San Diego, and San Antonio, plus I also did San Francisco and Long Beach Marathons to round out my total. A great accomplishment!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Palouse Falls

Great road trip down to spectacular Palouse Falls! Absolutely amazing landmark right here in our own beautiful state! 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Poster Child

I never dreamed 10 years ago I would become a poster child for breast cancer awareness! I believe I have helped educate other women that with early detection breast cancer can be 100% curable! Thanks to Inland Imaging for choosing me to inspire other women here in the Spokane area!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

10th Anniversary Marathon

I was beyond disappointed to not get selected in the New York City Marathon lottery, but I am excited to announce I will be competing in my 314th marathon at this event in October to celebrate both breast cancer awareness month and my 10th anniversary as a cancer Survivor!!! Can’t wait!!!!🎀🎀

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


I sometimes have a hard time remembering what my life was like before this cancer journey began. It has been 10 years of some unbelievable opportunities and amazing experiences! It was an awesome goal to complete my 300th marathon over 2 years ago, but my upcoming 10th anniversary as a cancer survivor this October is going to be a huge celebration as well!! I am in this fight until the final round!! 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

St Patrick’s Day

I don’t think I have an ounce of Irish in my blood, but I do feel pretty lucky! Lucky to be living this life surrounded by great friends, lucky to be living in this great city, and lucky to be getting closer to celebrating 10 years cancer free!!! Happy St Patrick’s Day!!! ☘️☘️

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

EWU Senior Day

Senior Day yesterday for these four remarkable young ladies here at EWU! It has been an honor and privilege to have been a small part of their careers here at EWU! When I was invited into their locker room 4 years ago to share some inspiring words with them at a practice I had no idea how much I would come to admire these amazing young ladies!!!! Congrats Amira, Alissa, Baylee, Kapri, and Coach Wendy on all your success here at Eastern! 

Friday, March 1, 2019

New York City

In New York City for a few days and after visiting Times Square last night we woke up to snow this morning! Central Park is absolutely beautiful with the new snow!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

What an great event to support the amazing athletes from Special Olympics by participating in the Polar Plunge! The Spokane Police Department Team Blue Ice plunged into icy Liberty Lake for the cause! It was so cold!!!! Thanks to Wake Up Call Coffee for the awesome shirts and Wigwam for the warm socks and hats!!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

National Officer of the Month

On behalf of the Board of Directors from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington DC and myself who nominated her, it was my highest honor today to present Captain Tracie Meidl with her National Officer of the Month award! Captain Meidl will be honored at a special ceremony during National Police Week in Washington DC in May. Congratulations on receiving this distinguished national award!!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness

Thanks to the Santa Clara Women’s Basketball team for supporting breast cancer awareness yesterday during their game against Pepperdine! Love this so much!!! 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

World Cancer Day

Monday is World Cancer Day and 2019 is the year I will become a 10 year cancer survivor in October! It has been an amazing journey the last 10 years and I am excited to get that 10 year survivor title after my name!!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Santa Clara Women’s Basketball

What a great day to reconnect with the Santa Clara University team today while they were here playing Gonzaga. This is my 4th year associated with this team and I am so proud of them!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

312th Marathon Finish

Finished my 312th marathon today at the Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon in Phoenix. This was my first marathon to complete 9 years ago after breast cancer so I truly believe if I continue to return here each January and cross this specific marathon finish line, then cancer will never catch up to me again!!!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Papago Park

In Phoenix for a marathon on Sunday and exploring some amazing trails!! 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Colorado Buffaloes

What a fun road trip to join up with the University of Colorado women’s basketball team here in Pullman today for their game against Washington State University!!! 

Colorado Buffaloes

What a fun road trip to join up with the University of Colorado women’s basketball team here in Pullman today for their game against Washington State University!!! 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

EWU Football Rally

What a fun Rally to attend to celebrate the EWU football teams trip to the National Championship game last weekend! It was an amazing season!!! Go Eags!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

FCS Championship Game

Can’t believe we are here at the FCS National Championship Football game cheering for the Eastern Eagles!!! What an amazing experience with a group of fun people!!! Great seeing many former EWU players that I mentored from the 2010 Championship team!! 

Friday, January 4, 2019

San Diego

On our way to Dallas for the Eastern football game tomorrow and took advantage of a flight layover in San Diego to enjoy some warm weather!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Frisco Bound

It will be a great start to 2019 to head to Dallas this weekend to attend the National Championship football game in Frisco, Texas to cheer on the Eastern Eagles to victory!!!