Saturday, August 28, 2021

Awesome Day

As breast cancer awareness month and my 12th anniversary as a cancer survivor draws near, I am reminded everyday what I have overcome! I am very blessed to be healthy and continue to challenge myself daily!!! #challengeyourself #cancersurvivor #12yearsandcounting #fitandhealthy

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Challenge Yourself

When I finished my 314th marathon 2 years ago and retired 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 #11YearSurvivor #reachforthesummit #challengeyourself #mountainsarecalling

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Quartz Mt Loop

A foggy and wet 5 hour hike up in the mountains today! Loved the cooler weather after the blazing hot summer we have had here in Spokane!!! #challengeyourself #mtspokanestatepark #foggyandwet #5300ft

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Det Brian Orchard

I was out of town and missed the memorial sign dedication for fallen Spokane Police Department Detective Brian Orchard. I stopped by yesterday to honor this fallen hero and pay my respects. Det Orchard is buried in the same area as my mother at Holy Cross Cemetery, so when I am visiting my mother’s grave I always stop and thank him for giving the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect! It gives me comfort knowing my mother has a brave law enforcement officer nearby to protect her! #neverforget #fallenhero #ultimatesacrifice #spokanepolicedepartment #holycrosscemetary #heroinblue #honorourfallenheroes

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Go Buffs!

An absolute pleasure to meet up with my good friend JR Payne, head coach of the University of Colorado women’s basketball team! What an honor to receive a tour of her entire team facility on the Boulder campus!! #gobuffs #universityofcolorado #LadyBuffs #Pac12 #fierce #boulder

Monday, August 9, 2021

Colorado Rockies

Awesome few days in beautiful Boulder exploring some amazing and challenging hiking trails in the Colorado Rockies!!! #7400ftelevation #OxygenNotIncluded #getoutside #challengeyourself #beautifulboulder #coloradorockies

Sunday, August 8, 2021

University of Colorado

Dream come true to be here on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder!!! Go Buffs!!!!! #universityofcolorado #milehighcity #gobuffs

Monday, August 2, 2021

Coping With Cancer

Honored to be recognized as a cancer survivor in the July/August issue of the national magazine Coping With Cancer!  This issue profiled everyone celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day on June 6th and I was down at the San Diego Zoo that day celebrating with the powerful lions! I am a Survivor, hear me Roar!!!! #NCSD2021 #sandiegozoo #powerfullions #11yearsurvivor #WarriorStrong #SurvivorStrong #cancercreateswarriors #hearmeroar