Saturday, October 31, 2020

Anchorage Police Department

OMG, Dreams do come true! I have been invited by Sergeant Kelly Huston of the Anchorage Police Department to come up to Alaska next Spring to do a shift ride along in this Amazing patrol unit! The Anchorage Police Department is a huge Breast Cancer Awareness supporter and Sgt Huston’s vehicle looks like 24/7 365 days a year to support the cause! Thanks to my friend Amy for the hook up!!!! I can’t wait for this opportunity and experience!!! #anchoragepolicedepartment #pinkcops #breastcancerawareness #pinkpoliceunit #backtheblue #behindthebadge

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Pink Cops

As we near the end of October, I want to thank the many police departments who went all out in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! My dream is to ride in one of these Pink police cars!!! As a ride along that is, not handcuffed in the back seat!!! #pinkcopsrock #breastcancersurvivor #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #thinblueline #backthebadge509

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Riverside State Park

A week ago I was hiking in scorching 90 degree heat and today it was 16 degrees with a wind chill of 9 degrees in 7 inches of new snow here in the Spokane area! Bitter cold, but beautiful and sunny!!! #freezemybuttoff #bittercoldandsunny #warriorstrong #winterhasarrived #wigwamsocks #wakeupcallcoffee

Friday, October 23, 2020

Wake Up Call Coffee

Thanks to Wake Up Call Coffee for the awesome new gear! Just in time for our first snow storm of the year today! Love the logo “Whip Cancers Butt” to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!! #wakeupcallcoffee #whipcancersbutt #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #snowyspokane

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

11 Years Cancer Free

This is Warrior Strong!!! 11 years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer! I did not crumble to die, I chose to live and find light in the darkness. I dug deep to get through that challenge and I believed in myself and found the strength inside to overcome that obstacle!!! I am a Survivor, I am an Overcomer! I no longer doubt myself, and I am so much stronger now than I used to be!  I have so much more to give and I still have a lot of fight left in me!! #cancerfree #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #survivor #warriorstrong #cancerwarriornetwork #cancercreateswarriors #wigwamsocks #challengeyourself #StrongerThanCancer

Monday, October 19, 2020

Alaska Airlines

Took my breath away when I saw this at the Alaska Airlines check in counter here in Las Vegas as I depart back home tonight!!! I have been flying Alaska Airlines exclusively for over 30 years and they continue to exceed my expectations!Thank you for acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month during these trying times!!! #alaskaairlines #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Amazing Canyons

Another amazing canyon was conquered today as the weekend celebration of being cancer free continues!!! #AmericaTheBeautiful #survivor #cancerfree #amazingcanyons

Saturday, October 17, 2020

11 Years Cancer Free

Celebrating my 11 year cancer free anniversary this weekend hiking into some amazing remote canyons in St George, Utah! Cancer didn’t win this battle, I won this battle!!!! #survivor #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #wigwamsocks #wakeupcallcoffee #11yearsCancerFree #StrongerThanCancer #warrior

Friday, October 16, 2020

Alaska Airlines

It is so great to be traveling again and seeing my beloved Alaska Airlines family!!!!! Celebrating my 11th year cancer free anniversary this weekend heading to Nevada and Utah to hike into some beautiful canyons!!! #alaskalife #11yearscancerfree #breastcancerawareness #warriorstrong

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Pink Ribbon Day

Thanks so much to Jon at Retro Donuts for celebrating Pink Ribbon Day in support of breast cancer awareness month! What a fun experience to be here early this morning to receive some of the first Pink Ribbon donuts being produced!!!! As a survivor, days like today are pretty awesome! #pinkdonuts #breastcancerawarenessmonth #retrodonuts #gopink #PinkRibbonDay #fight #pinkwarrior

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Corporal Erin

What a great experience to meet up with Corporal Erin from the Spokane Police Department to present her with my National Run For The Badge 5k event medal! I was so honored to join her for a few hours of her shift today to help her fight crime!!! Thank you for your service Erin!!! Be safe!!! #runforthebadge #spokanepolicedepartment #backtheblue509 #behindthebadgefoundation #lawenforcementsupporter

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Run For The Badge 5K

It was an absolute honor to be selected as a civilian to participate in the National Run For The Badge 5k this morning that benefits the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum in Washington DC! I chose to run in honor of my friend Corporal Erin who serves with the Spokane Police Department. Thank you Corporal for your continued service and commitment to our community! Be safe!!! 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Idaho State Police

Absolutely warms my heart to see this Idaho State Police cruiser supporting Breast Cancer Awareness!!! What a special moment to see this today! Love it!!!! My favorite things together!!! 💙🎀 #idahostatepolice #pinkcopsrock #thinblueline #BreastCancerAwareness

Monday, October 5, 2020

US Olympic Training Center

After 3 days of training at altitudes of over 10,000 ft, it was a huge treat to tour the US Olympic Training Site!! #utaholympicpark #parkcityutah #highaltitudetraining #warriorstrong

Sunday, October 4, 2020

High Altitude Hiking

In Park City, Utah hiking at high elevation to celebrate the arrival of breast cancer awareness month!!! Made it to over 10,000ft hiking into this beautiful alpine lake. Days like this make me feel so blessed to be Survivor Strong!!!! Oxygen not included!!! #highelevation #10000ft #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #SurvivorStrong #bostonpd #mcneicewheeler

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Boston Police Department

My Mom was born and raised in Boston and to receive this Awesome Thin Blue Line Boston Police Department shirt to show my continued support for law enforcement is pretty special!!!! She is smiling down from heaven knowing her hometown police department is showing me some love!!!! #bostonpolicedepartment #thinbluelineusa #backtheblue #represent #lawenforcementsupporter #BostonPD #NLEOMF

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Welcome to the month of October....Words can not describe how special this month is for me not only as a survivor but to continue to raise awareness that early detection saves lives! #breastcancerawarenessmonth #gopink #survivor #cancercarenorthwest #earlydetection #inlandimaging

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

National Coffee Day

Celebrating National Coffee Day with Dunkin Donuts Coffee in my Thin Blue Line law enforcement support mug!!! #NationalCoffeeDay2020 #dunkindonutscoffee #thinbluelineusa #lawenforcementsupporter #backtheblue509 #dunkindonuts #behindthebadgefoundation #keurig

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Cancer Care Northwest

In honor of upcoming breast cancer awareness month I celebrate my amazing surgical oncologist Dr Stephanie Moline from Cancer Care Northwest!!!! #ccnw #cancercarenorthwest #SurvivorStrong #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #gopink

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Coeur d Alene Race For The Cure

The annual Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Race for the Cure was cancelled on Sunday so I did my 5k during lunch today! Then came home to be presented with my Survivor medal and face covering! These breast cancer events are so special to me and it is heartbreaking to not have the event to be celebrated as a Survivor!!! #gopink #cdaraceforthecure #ProudSurvivor #celebrate #kickingcancersbutt #warriorstrong #pinkwarrior

Saturday, September 19, 2020

National Thank a Police Officer Day

Today is National Thank a Police Officer Day! Law Enforcement Officers are my Heroes and I thank them today and everyday for all they do!!!! Special thanks to my local heroes, the Spokane Police Department, the Spokane County Sheriffs Office, and the Washington State Patrol. 
#heroesinblue #nationalthankapoliceofficerday #backtheblue509 #thinbluelineusa #backthebadge #behindthebadgefoundation

Friday, September 18, 2020

Awesome Shirts

Received these AWESOME pink ribbon and thin blue line shirts today from an out of state law enforcement friend! Two causes very close to my heart, Breast Cancer Awareness and Law Enforcement Support together!!! I am ready for the month of October!! #thinblueline #pinkribbon #lawenforcementsupporter #breastcancerawarenessmonth #gopink #pinkcops #backthebadge

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Remembering my Mama

For the last 33 years I have come to this exact same spot on September 13th to visit my Mama on the anniversary of her passing away. She was only 55 years old when this horrible disease we call cancer took her away from me much too soon. I was so young at the time and didn’t realize my future would also be changed because of a cancer diagnosis, but I know this is the reason I fight so much to bring awareness to find a cure! #33years #neverforgotten #cancersucks #findacure #missmymother

Friday, September 11, 2020

Remembering September 11th

Remembering the 2977 innocent people lost and the 403 brave 1st Responders who ran towards danger 19 years ago on September 11, 2001....#september11 #fallenheroes #neverforget #runtowardsdanger #thinbluelineusa #twintowers #lovenyc #behindthebadge

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Washington State Patrol

Stopped by the Washington State Patrol Spokane Headquarters today to take the Troopers treats and Thin Blue Line Flags to thank them for all they do!!! No photos were allowed of the Troopers for safety and security but they all gave me air high fives!!! As my license plate frame states.....Back the Blue!!!! #backtheblue #thinbluelinestrong #iwillALWAYSbacktheblue #washingtonstatepatrol

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge

Next month will not only be breast cancer awareness month, but it will be my 11th anniversary as a cancer survivor! After hearing those words “you have cancer” your life is forever changed. I have put hundreds of miles between myself and cancer the last 10+ years on the roads and on the trails. I will continue to bring awareness that life after cancer is pretty awesome!!! #warriorstrong #survivor2020 #breastcancerawareness #GoPinkInOctober

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Cancer Creates Warriors

Excited to get involved with the new nonprofit organization Cancer Creates Warriors that is based out of Eugene, Oregon! This organization inspires cancer survivors to find their inner power and strength by empowering them to challenge themselves! As my 11th year as a cancer survivor draws near, I am inspired by the strong survivors I meet everyday! #cancercreateswarriors #11yearsCancerFree #warriorstrong #SurvivorStrong

Monday, August 31, 2020

Deception Pass

Recovering today at the ocean after the hard Mt Baker hike yesterday. #deceptionpass #pacificocean #breatheintheoceanair #cometothesea

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Mt Baker Wilderness

Amazing day of hiking in the Mt Baker Wilderness! Miles and miles of absolute beauty and the most stunning alpine lakes!!! It was a very challenging day navigating difficult trails! Survivor Strong!!!! #challengeyourself #mtbakernationalpark #StrongCancerSurvivor #beautifulday


Saturday, August 29, 2020

North Cascade National Park

Great day in the Cascade Mountains! Diablo Lake is the most emerald green water I have ever seen. Tomorrow will be hiking at high elevation deep into the mountains! #northcascades #diablolake #emeraldgreenwater #highelevation #mcneicewheeler #santaclarabroncos

Thursday, August 27, 2020

McNeice Wheeler

Thanks to Becki and Ryan at McNeice Wheeler for the AWESOME new hats!!! There will be lots of miles and beautiful views under that hat with all my hiking adventures!!! #mcneicewheeler #hikingadventures #challengeyourself

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Beauty Mountain

Last October when I finished my 314th marathon and decided to retire after 30 years of running 26.2 mile races, I went looking for another way to challenge myself. I found my new challenge by hiking for 5-6 hours at elevation high up in the mountains every weekend and it has transformed both my mind and my body! Not only are the soft dirt trails easier on my body, but the quiet solitude of being up in the mountains is a great escape from the craziness of the world! #SurvivorStrong #10yearcancersurvivor #reachforthesummit #challengeyourself

Thursday, August 20, 2020

National Super Heroes Week

This is National SuperHeroes Week!! After conquering breast cancer, I have fought like a hero!!! I am a Pink Warrior!!!! #nationalsuperheroesweek #fightlikeahero #breastcancersurvivor #pinkwarrior #pinkribbonhero #pinkwonderwomen

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

New Beginnings

This butterfly landed on my ankle when we were high in the mountains on our hike last weekend. I believe butterflies mean a “new beginning”......and good luck!!! #butterflies #mtspokane #newbeginnings #luckyme

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Run For The Badge

I am so honored to be chosen as a civilian to participate in the National Run For The Badge 5k in October to support Law Enforcement! This event takes place in Washington DC and it is a virtual event this year with travel to our Nations Capital limited! I am always supporting our brave men and women behind the badge! #backtheblue509 #runforthebadge #thinblueline #lawenforcementfriend #spokanepolicedepartment #spokanecountysheriffs #washingtonstatepatrol #behindthebadgefoundation

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Stoneridge Resort

Great day at the Stoneridge Resort! #alaskaairlines #stoneridgeresort #thinblueline #backtheblue509 #beautifulidaho

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Country Living

Beautiful scenery all around my home! 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Thin Blue Line event

Looking forward to being a part of Back the Blue 509’s next Thin Blue Line Drive Thru event on Sunday August 16th!!! I had so much fun at the last event to show my support for local law enforcement!!! #lawenforcementsupporter #thinbluelineusa #backtheblue509

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hometown Roots

I was born and raised around this beautiful farmland north of Spokane! No matter where life has taken me in my travels through the years, it always makes me feel so grounded to return to my roots! #countrygirllife #farmlife #sunflowerfields #freshcuthay

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Coping With Cancer Magazine

I am honored to be featured in the national Coping with Cancer magazines National Cancer Survivors Day July/August issue!!! I conquered Quartz Mt to celebrate the day on June 7th! #survivor #copingwithcancer #10yearscancerfree

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Spokane Cops Mounted Patrol

Great time running into the Spokane C.O.P.S Mounted Patrol Unit today in Manito Park! #spokanemountedpatrol #manitopark #Spokanecops

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Mt Spokane Summit

Awesome Day!!!! Completed 12.5 miles on single track trails with an elevation gain of 3000ft! Rewarded with stunning views at the top! #SurvivorStrong #reachforthesummit #believe

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sunflower Fields

The beautiful sunflower fields out in the countryside where I grew up!!! #americathebeautiful #sunflowerseason #blessed

Wednesday, July 22, 2020


I am reminded everyday of the challenge I have overcome!!! #breastcancersurvivor #kickingcancersass #believe #SurvivorStrong

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Behind the Badge

Grateful to our brave men and women behind the badge that serve and protect everyday!!!! #backtheblue #supportlawenforcement #thinblueline #backthebadge

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Reach For The Summit

Reached another summit today!!! Beautiful at the top at 5500ft elevation! There is no greater challenge than to challenge yourself!! #survivor #challengeyourbody #strongerthanever

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Mountain Challenge

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 to replace marathons! It has become my escape from this hectic world we live in and has become my mental therapy with each and every new mountain peak I conquer!! Cancer didn’t win this battle, I won this battle!!! #lifeaftercancer #314marathons #survivor #challengeyourself

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Thin Blue Line Drive Thru

It was an amazing experience to volunteer at the Thin Blue Line Drive Thru event today sponsored by the Spokane Supports Local Law Enforcement! It was so wonderful to be surrounded by people who are fierce law enforcement supporters like myself! Everyone stopped by to have a Thin Blue Line installed on their back window to display their appreciation for law enforcement! Nothing but love and respect shown towards law enforcement at this event today!!! #thinblueline #backthebadge #lawenforcementsupporter

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Ballpark Dinner

What a great time tonight enjoying our Ballpark Dinner here at Avista Stadium! The season may have been canceled but the Spokane Indians organization knows how to fuel our passion for us baseball fanatics!!! Thanks for the wonderful dinner!!! #spokaneindiansbaseball #ballparkdinner #missingbaseballseason #ballparkburger

Tuesday, July 7, 2020