Sunday, November 17, 2019

Centennial Trail Medallion

Visited my Centennial Trail medallion in Riverfront Park before they are all pulled up and relocated to a new bridge project near Gonzaga! It reads “Carol Dellinger Loves to Run 26.2”.  I feel very proud to have completed that distance 314 times!! I look forward to seeing it in a new location next year!


Saturday, November 16, 2019

NCAA Women’s Basketball

My athletic career started as a college basketball player and my journey has given me the opportunity to reconnect with the sport. This basketball season I will be connecting with several women’s college programs around the country sharing my inspiring story. This week it was finalized to take my inspiration all the way to the 2020 Women’s Final Four Championships in New Orleans on April 3-5th! My personal road to the Final Four begins next week.....


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Explore Everyday

Great hike today along the Spokane River near Nine Mile and discovered this awesome old log cabin hidden in the woods!!! Beautiful day on the trails!!! 


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Forever Grateful

It has been an incredible journey the last 10 years and I could not have done it without the support of my friends and this amazing surgical oncologist Dr Stephanie Moline from Cancer Care Northwest! Until you have been told you have the big C word, it is hard to describe what it feels like to be a survivor!! I am forever grateful to this woman!!


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Boston Marathon Finishline

In my 30 years of running marathons I never qualified or had the opportunity to run in the Boston Marathon. While I am in Boston this weekend I came to stand on this famous marathon finish line to see what I had missed after crossing 314 other marathon finish lines!!! A little bitter sweet moment today!!!


Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Great Pumpkin Run

Beautiful morning for the Great Pumpkin Run 5K here in Boston along the Charles River and Back Bay!!! What a fun finisher medal to receive and I didn’t have to run 26.2 miles to earn it!! I am loving this retirement from long distance races!!


Friday, November 1, 2019

High Flying Pink Ribbon

My amazing skydiving friends are at it again supporting Breast Cancer Awareness!!! Dressed in pink and forming a pink ribbon at 12,000ft is pretty Awesome!!! This absolutely warms my heart!! Thanks for your continued support!!! 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

After becoming a 10 year breast cancer survivor this month, this is the way I celebrate Halloween at my house!!! Enjoy all your blessings and eat lots of candy today!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Steam Plant Stacks

Awesome to see the Steam Plant stacks lit up pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness!! Pretty amazing to see the support!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Thank you!!!

As Breast Cancer Awareness and the month of October comes to a close, I am overwhelmed with gratitude from everyone that celebrated my 10th anniversary as a cancer survivor with me! It was a huge milestone to achieve and thanks to all of the special people from Cancer Care Northwest, Inland Imaging, Wigwam Socks, Alaska Airlines, Colfax Police Department, Retro Donuts, Colfax Golf Course, Sharp Shooting, Wake Up Call Coffee, 98.1 KISS FM, Umpqua Bank, EWU Hockey, and Gonzaga Womens Soccer for being apart of my amazing month of celebration! My heart is full!!! May I be blessed with 10 more cancer free years!!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

EWU Hockey

What a fun night dropping the ceremonial puck at the Eastern Washington University Breast Cancer Awareness hockey game!! This was an amazing experience to be chosen for this honor and one of the coolest things I have had the opportunity to do!! Thanks so much for supporting the cause!!! 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Gonzaga Women’s Soccer

What an honor to be asked to attend practice today and share some inspirational words with the Gonzaga Women’s Soccer team before their Breast Cancer Awareness Pink game tomorrow!! What an awesome group of young ladies! Thanks so much for the opportunity and for supporting the cause!!! 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Aiming For A Cure

What a fun night with some amazing women celebrating breast cancer awareness shooting at some awesome pink targets! Thanks to everyone who came tonight to support the cause and help me celebrate 10 years cancer free!!!! My heart is so full tonight!!!!


Friday, October 18, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years

Today, here on this beautiful beach in San Diego I am celebrating 10 years cancer free!!!! On October 20, 2009 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I did not shatter or crumble to die, or let cancer feed on my fear, I choose to live and find light in the darkness! I no longer doubt myself or my strength because I am so much stronger now than I was 10 years ago!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Beautiful Finisher Medal

This finisher medal I earned from the Long Beach Marathon is so awesome! They must have known it was the final marathon of my running career to make it extra special and beautiful! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Retro Donuts

Thanks to Jon at Retro Donuts for the 10 Awesome Pink Ribbon donuts to symbolize and celebrate my 10 years cancer free!! What a fun start to my day to witness the first batch of Pink Ribbon donuts being produced!!! I appreciate your continued support for Breast Cancer Awareness and I am so grateful that you thought of me!!! 

314th Marathon

And just like that, my 30 year marathon career came to an end today as I finished my 314th marathon at the Long Beach Marathon here in beautiful Southern California!! It was an emotional time for me as I came down my final marathon promenade to have a marathon finisher medal draped around my neck one last time! My mind was overcome with memories of this amazing 30 year journey!!! After 314 marathons, I truly am Warrior Strong!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Alaska Airlines

Thanks to everyone at Alaska Airlines for having an awesome send off celebration at my departure this morning as I head to Southern California for the final marathon of my running career and to help me celebrate 10 years cancer free!!! Alaska has flown me to all 314 marathons over the last 30 years and I can’t thank them enough for treating me like family!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Final Marathon

It has been an emotional week for me as I prepare for my final marathon of my running career on Sunday. As I look at over 300+ finisher medals hanging from these two Warrior Marathon Runner sculptures, I feel a great sense of pride! Not many women have completed as many marathons as I have the last 30 years, let alone being handed the additional challenge of going through breast cancer 10 years ago! It is going to be an emotional and overwhelming day on Sunday as I cross my final marathon finishline!!! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Honor Flight Police Escort

Thank you to Officers Costello and Berretta and K9 Shiloh for being our police escorts for our entire trip here in DC with Honor Flight!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Honor Flight

It will be an honor to spend the next 36 hours as a Guardian to these amazing Vietnam Veterans Larry and Vic as we travel to Washington DC on Honor Flight to see all the memorials made in their honor!!! Great being reunited with fellow Guardian Jeannine!!! 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Final Marathon

Next weekend my marathon career will come to an end when I cross my final finish line. Ten years ago marathons were my familiar comfort in a world of cancer chaos and I became stronger because I had no other choice! Now 80 marathons later I believe I have put enough distance between myself and cancer that I no longer need marathons to define me or prove that I have won this cancer battle. It is time to move on and I am going to be alright!!! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

98.1 KISS FM

What a great way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making an appearance on the 98.1 KISS FM Harder and Holman show this morning as their Feel Good Story of the day! I shared the news of the release of my Pink Glove Video, my upcoming marathon and my 10 year cancer milestone! Thanks to 98.1 KISS FM for supporting the cause!!! 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Paint the Town Pink Golf Tourney

Despite the snow, rain, and bitter cold, it was a special day at the Paint The Town Pink Breast Cancer Awareness golf tourney in Colfax!!!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Colfax Police Department

Special thanks to the Colfax Police Department for the Awesome patch they gave me! These will be worn on each officers uniform for the entire month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness!!!! Thanks for supporting the cause!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pink Survivor Truck

Got my pink Chevy truck all detailed and ready for breast cancer awareness month!!! This truck is pretty special because it too has been through as much as me the last 10 years!!! It was stolen, stripped, dumped, and found abandoned down a ravine several years ago. So it too is a Survivor!!! 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Cancer Care NW Golf Tourney

What a great day playing in the Cancer Care Northwest golf tourney and seeing all the amazing support for my cancer treatment center!! Thanks to Numerica Credit Union for inviting me to play on their team and for the fun day!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

National Police Women’s Day

Happy National Police Women’s Day Captain Meidl!!!! This day of recognition always falls on September 12th and it is dedicated to honor all women who serve in law enforcement! Thanks for all you continue to do for our community Tracie and for your 26 years of service with the Spokane Police Department!!! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Never Forget

On this day I thank all First Responders for all they do to keep us safe each day! Special thanks to everyone from the Spokane Police Department! Never forget 09/11/01.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Final Marathon Countdown

I can’t believe my 314th and final marathon is just 4 short weeks away! It has been an amazing journey completing this many marathons and I have overcome challenges I never thought were possible! What I have accomplished has taken me to some amazing places and my strength can never be questioned!!! Unstoppable and Warrior Strong!!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Seattle Fire Department

As an Eastern Eagles fan we were surrounded by a sea of purple at Husky Stadium for the game! When I walked past these two firefighters from the Seattle Fire Department that were parked in the tailgating area they commented that my red shirt matched their truck!!!! We were greeted with amazing hospitality the entire day by all the Husky fans! Great sportsmanship on and off the field in Seattle!!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Eastern Washington University Season Opener

What an awesome day to be here in Seattle with the Eastern Washington University football team for their season opener against University of Washington! Beautiful day spent with some great people!!! The view from the upper deck of Husky Stadium is amazing!!! 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Everett AquaSox

What an opportunity to be asked by the Everett AquaSox Baseball manager to attend their batting practice today and share a few words of inspiration with the team on the field! What a chance of a lifetime to swing the bat to hit a few balls with a professional baseball team!! Pretty Awesome experience!!! I look forward to their game tonight against the Spokane Indians! 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Pink Glove Jump

Thanks so much to SkyDive West Plains for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by doing a group jump with Pink Gloves yesterday!!! I knew when I did my birthday jump in June that you were all a special group of individuals!! My heart is so full!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Utah Olympic Park

What an amazing experience to visit Utah Olympic Park here in Park City today, sight of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games!!! To have the opportunity to hike up to the top of the Nordic Ski Jumps was absolutely unbelievable!!! A hard workout to get to the top, but one I will remember for a long time!! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Park City, Utah

Doing some high altitude hiking in Park City! Made it up to over 10,000ft!!! Beautiful Mountain View’s! 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Dreams Do Come True

What a powerful experience to place my hand into the hand of the Michael Anderson statue today! At the base of the statue it reads “Dreams Do Come True”.....all my dreams have come true and I have had a very blessed life!! 

Monday, August 12, 2019

New Challenge

The journey of life after marathons continues.....I have challenged myself to hike to as many summits and peaks in all the State and National Parks around this beautiful nation of ours. Next week I am heading to Park City, Utah to reach some mountain peaks at an elevation of over 10,000ft! Oxygen not included!!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Inland Imaging Banner

Always a proud moment to run into my Inland Imaging banner when I go in for an appointment! I am honored to see that my story is continuing to make a difference!!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Marathon Retirement

After 30 years of crossing marathon finishlines my 314th marathon in Long Beach, California on October 13th will be my last and final marathon, I am retiring from 26.2 miles!!! It has been an amazing journey but it is starting to take a toll on me both mentally and physically.

 I have given so much of my life to marathons and I have no regrets with this decision as only 1% of the population has finished a marathon, let alone 314 of them! I had no idea what my future would be 10 years ago and completing 80 more marathons is what got me through this cancer journey!! 

I decided this was the perfect marathon to end with because it coincides with my 10 year cancer anniversary as well as breast cancer awareness month! My last marathon will be an epic celebration to an amazing running career! I have exceeded my expectations and have nothing but pride for what I have accomplished!! 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Glacier National Park

Great weekend in Montana exploring Glacier National Park and the Going-To-The-Sun Highway!! Absolutely stunning scenery!!! 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

KXLY Good Morning Northwest

Such a fun morning filming a Pink Glove Video segment with the crew of Good Morning Northwest! Every year KXLY steps up to dance to support breast cancer awareness!!! Thanks Derek, Mark, and Carolyn!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Melissa Etheridge

I admire Melissa Etheridge on so many levels, but meeting her as a fellow breast cancer survivor was pretty epic! When I told her that I was celebrating my 10th anniversary as a survivor in October she shared that she would be celebrating 15 years at the end of the year! When she called me her Survivor Sister it was pretty awesome and something that I will remember for awhile!!!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Melissa Etheridge Concert

Meeting fellow breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge before her concert tonight was pretty Epic!!!! Can’t wait to see the photo of us together since cell phone photos were not allowed. It is a great concert and an evening that I will remember for a long time!!! 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Honor Flight Car Show

What a great morning to be here surrounded by all these beautiful cars representing Inland Northwest Honor Flight at this annual fundraiser! It was an honor to be one of the judges for Best In Show!!! This is one of the largest fundraising events for Honor Flight to send the veterans to Washington DC to see the memorials made in their honor! God Bless America!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Amazing Canvas

A friend had my special sky diving experience made into a canvas for me!! What a great way to commemorate that amazing day!!!

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!!!