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!!! 

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!