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

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge

Great 9 miles on the trails today!! Absolutely stunning scenery with every step! #getoutside #turnbullwildliferefuge #americathebeautiful #spokaneindianspink

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day

Proud to be an American and a Proud Law Enforcement Supporter!!! Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!!! #lovemycountry #godblessamerica #landofthefree #thinbluelineUSA

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Budweiser Truck/Trailer

Absolutely made my day to see that Budweiser is supporting Law Enforcement with this Thin Blue Line truck and trailer!!! I don’t drink but if I did it would be Budweiser!!!! #backtheblue #thinblueline #lawenforcementsupporter #budweiser

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lunch with the Spokane Indians

What a fun and amazing experience to have lunch on the award winning Avista Stadium field today!!! Thanks to the Spokane Indians baseball organization for the great event!!#spokaneindiansbaseball #bestburgerever #playball

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Mules Are My Friends

My new friend I found today in my off road travels!!! #roadslesstraveled  #mulesaremyfriends #discovernature

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Two Peak Challenge

Completed the Two Peak Challenge today! First the summit of Horse Mt, then over to the summit of Quartz Mt!!! Trading marathon finishlines for mountain peaks has become a great challenge!!! I am becoming stronger everyday as I transform my body into a leaner version!! #warriormarathonrunner #twopeakchallenge #survivor

Friday, June 26, 2020

Love Runs The World 5K

Had a great time this evening competing the virtual Love Runs the World 5k!!! Very hot 5k in 90 degree temps and a beautiful medal!!! This event was to celebrate Pride Month and support the San Francisco Youth Odyssey organization that works to bring the community together! #pridemonth #celebrate #loverunstheworld #pride2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Lake Coeur d” Alene

Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes! It has been 5 days of wonderful celebration ending with a great day today at Lake Coeur d’ Alene!!!  I am blessed to celebrate turning another year older cancer free!!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Birthday Hike

Continuing my weekend birthday celebration with a 9 mile hike on Shadow Mountain! Celebrating another birthday cancer free is pretty Epic!!! #cancerfree #survivorstrong #celebration #shadowmountain #gopink #retrodonuts

Friday, June 19, 2020

Birthday Golf Day

Thanks to Craig at the Colfax Golf Course for the awesome round of golf for my birthday!!! An absolute beautiful day to celebrate being alive!! We had such an amazing time!!!! #colfaxgolfcourse #lefty #happybirthday #gopink #retrodonuts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Retro Donuts

Thanks so much to Jon from Retro Donuts for the Awesome Pink Donuts to celebrate my birthday this weekend!!!! I am blessed to be cancer free for another birthday!!! Love them!!!! #retrodonuts #survivor #happybirthday

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Alaska Airlines

Received this awesome Alaska Airlines apparel today to kick off my birthday weekend in style! I miss traveling and look forward to getting back in the air with you soon Alaska Airlines!!! #alaskaairlines #alaskaair #mvpgold

Friday, June 12, 2020

Retro Donuts

Thank you Jon from Retro Donuts for the amazing new hats!!! Thanks for thinking of me getting a Pink one!!!! Love them!!! #retrodonuts #representing #besttreatsever

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Back the Blue

I Back the Blue 100%!!!!!!! Always have and always will.....#backtheblue #thinblueline #lawenforcementsupporter

Sunday, June 7, 2020

National Cancer Survivors Day

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day and I celebrated being Survivor Strong by hiking to the summit of Quartz Mt that was extremely foggy, cold, and windy, but a special day!!! After hearing the words “you have cancer” it changes your life forever and a day like today to be counted as a Survivor is very powerful!! I will never quit, I will never give in, and I will continue to be Survivor Strong!!! #ncsd2020 #nationalcancersurvivorsday2020 #celebretelife #survivorstrong #hope4all

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Mountain Challenge

Up in the mountains getting prepared for a challenge tomorrow to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day!!! It is going to be amazing!!!! #standuptocancer #survivor #celebrating10years #mountainchallenge

Sunday, May 31, 2020

National Cancer Survivors Day

Next Sunday June 7th is National Cancer Survivors Day! Life after cancer is something worth celebrating and I also believe a better quality of life for all cancer survivors is worth fighting for!! I will celebrate this day next Sunday with a great since of gratitude!! #ncsd #kayyowcancerfund #cancerwarriornetwork #nationalcancersurvivorsday #believe

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Mt Kit Carson

Our first trip of the season to hike on Mt Kit Carson with an elevation gain of 1800 ft from the trailhead! The snow we ran into didn’t stop us from reaching the top!! Beautiful day!! #mtkitcarson #snowytrails #beautiful

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Iron Bridge Spokane

National Cancer Survivors Day is next Sunday June 7th and I look forward to continuing to be counted as a survivor! I hope everyone will cross a different bridge into the 2nd half of 2020 and embrace each other’s differences!!!!#ncsd2020 #breastcancersurvivor #roadlesstravelled

Monday, May 25, 2020

Washington State Veterans Cemetery

Today would have found me at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC as one of the volunteers chosen to place roses on the headstones of our fallen military heroes. With that opportunity cancelled, I honored our heroes here at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake! It was an absolute honor to pay tribute to several military heroes here locally!! #neverforget #militaryheroes #arlingtonnationalcemetery #memorialflowerassociation

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Boundary Dam

Beautiful day for a drive up north to see the magnificent Boundary Dam!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Holy Cross Cemetery

For 32 years I have come to this exact same spot on Memorial Day weekend to visit my Mothers gravesite and this year it appeared more beautiful than I have ever seen it before! My Mom was always proud of her manicured green grass and beautiful flowers in her yard so I am sure she is up there in Heaven giving the grounds keepers here at Holy Cross Cemetery a big smile and thumbs up for her beautiful surroundings!! #32years #holycrosscemetery #neverforgotten

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Spokane Indians Ballpark Dinner to Go

What an awesome time tonight with the Spokane Indians at their Ballpark Dinner To Go event!! It was so nice to see everyone as we sat in the Avista Stadium parking lot eating our yummy dinner and dreaming about the baseball season!!! Thanks for a great evening!!!! #spokaneindiansbaseball #avistastadium #ballparkdinnertogo

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Spokane Strong

Usually I am out of town traveling several days of the month but the last few months have allowed me the time to explore this beautiful city I call home!!!!! #spokanestrong #spokanefalls

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thin Pink Line

Received this Awesome Thin Pink Line Breast Cancer Awareness sweatshirt from an amazing organization today!!!! Proud Survivor!!!  #breastcancerawareness #thinpinkline #play4kay #cancerwarriornetwork

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

National Police Week Candlelight Vigil

Paying my respects at the virtual National Police Week Candlelight Vigil. Remembering all of the Law Enforcement officers lost in the line of duty and honoring the brave heroes who continue to serve and protect!! #nationalpoliceweek #NLEOMF #behindthebadgefoundation #lawenforcementsupporter #neverforget #LEcandlelightvigil #backtheblue #thinbluelinesupporter

Monday, May 11, 2020

National Police Week

This is the start of National Police Week to remember all of the Law Enforcement Officers lost in the line of duty and to honor all of those who continue to serve and protect. Last year I had the privilege of attending National Police Week in Washington DC and attended all of the memorials and ceremonies. The Candlelight Vigil with 25,000 other supporters on the National Mall was an experience I will never forget! Remembering all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and honoring the brave officers behind the badge! #2020nationalpoliceweek #backtheblue #behindthebadgefoundation #neverforget

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Amazing Mothers! I was up before sunrise to hike to this summit to be closer to Heaven to wish my Mother a Happy Mother’s Day! #mothersday2020 #33yearsago #closertoheaven

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Silver Lake

Social Distancing at beautiful Silver Lake today!!!

National Police Week 5k

This morning I participated in the Virtual National Police Week 5K and did so in honor of Kittitas County Deputy Ryan Thompson who was killed in the line of duty on March 19, 2019. It was an incredible honor to finish my 5K here at the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial where his name will be added as one of the 2019 Fallen Officers. Thank you Deputy Thompson for your ultimate sacrifice, you will never be forgotten! #NPW5K #nationalpoliceweek #backtheblue

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Snake River Canyon

The uncertainty of our life with COVID 19 reminds me so much of how I felt when I was handed my cancer diagnosis 10 years ago! Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet, and I am rediscovering the same strength right now to challenge this new way of life! Cancer required me to be strong and I hope for a stronger and brighter future for everyone!! #hope4all #cancerwarriornetwork #warriormarathonrunner

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sky Dive West Plains

Thanks to Skydive West Plains for the Awesome new hoodie!!! Love the pink it has on it!! Can’t wait to get back up in the sky with you again this summer!!! #skydivewestplains #rookiejumper #highflyingbreastcancersurvivor

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Super Hero Day

Celebrating Super Hero Day as a Strong cancer survivor!!! 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Pink Ribbon Run

Celebrating being a Survivor today at the Virtual Pink Ribbon Run without my fellow Survivor Sisters and Supporters!! These breast cancer events are very special to me and I missed being surrounded by all of the normal festivities at this celebration! I am Warrior Strong, so the Coronavirus can’t stop this cancer survivor from celebrating this special day even if it was by myself!! #warriorstrong #everywomancan #pinkribbonrun #10yearsurvivor #cancerwarriornetwork #kayyowcancerfund

Friday, April 24, 2020

Cancer Warrior Network

I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen to be one of the inaugural charter members of the national Cancer Warrior Network sponsored by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in Raleigh, North Carolina!! We are a group of athletic breast cancer survivors selected to continue the important message that Coach Kay Yow started with women’s basketball programs around the county. I look forward to being amongst these other amazing Pink Warriors to continue her legacy of breast cancer awareness and education around the NCAA!!!