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!!!