When cancer strikes, life changes. You have to learn to live with a “new normal”… cancer’s new normal.

I get asked pretty regularly, "Do you ever feel like all of this is just not fair?". Mostly... no. I feel "changed", but not necessarily for the worse. I appreciate more of the little things that I used overlook in my busy day to day life. More importantly, I feel that I've been dealt an opportunity to better understand research and the complexities of cancers that go "unseen" by most. I'd like to help people understand how important science and research are, how "cancer" is NOT one disease, but how we can have similarities in our journeys, and how sometimes... good can arise from the bad.

As cancer patients and caregivers, you'll hear and read plenty of negative things. Sometimes the negativity is in the form of forced positivity! You don't have to be toxically positive. Cancer sucks. But it does help to see, hear, and understand, that people do make it through the rollercoaster ride. Some days you'll have to work harder than others to see the sunshine through the clouds, or find the good intent in a seemingly gruff well wish... but it's there. When life is upended, looking at it through new lenses... through cancer's new normal... you just might find, that you've got a lot more great little moments of joy than you used to see.

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Niki’s Story

Hi! I’m Niki. I worked many years in radio as a morning dj. Along with regular fits of laughter, what I loved most about the job was the opportunity to meet so many people, and hopefully, impact lives in a positive way. As

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Healthy Living

A cancer diagnosis is incredibly stressful for patients and caregivers alike. You know what stress is horrible for? Your immune system. You know what makes cancer treatments more difficult? A weakened immune system. As patients we want to remain as

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  • “Misty taste of moonshine… teardrops in my eyes… “ Yes, I do sing out loud when I run. 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 #70son7 #7miles  Couldn’t get through the “lake crossing” of the flooded path today. Yeeks. Need a kayak for this one. 😝
  • Yep… I was that fool out running “before the rain really starts” 🙄 🤦🏼‍♀️ Time for some hot chocolate. 😜
  • No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
  • Unintentional negative splits. 🤦🏼‍♀️ This was post strength training. A bit of the rubber legs going on. I was pooped out, but apparently also out of patience to keep the pace consistently down. How does one negative split with an uphill return, when “taking it easy”? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Whoopsie doodle. Must’ve been the bouncy fun podcast!  Thanks for the two days worth of run listening fun ladies! @funnyrunner26.2 … thanks for spilling your feelings about when training gets hard. It made me feel less “ugh” to know that even the elites have those points in training, when the mind begins to question and buckle. 🥰👏🏻🙌🏻😬🫣🏆 #timeforbrunch #tfb10k
  • When you’ve been standing up 14 hours straight to show your Christmas spirit, and someone finally turns off the lights. 🤣 Poor Snoopy… he was lit too long. 🫣😂🤪 #christmascheer
  • Getting back at it after CIM. I feel like that was more difficult than it should have been. 😳 #toomuchfood #toolittlesleep
  • #runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
  • Enjoyed @timeforbrunchpodcast twice today! Because who doesn’t want a double dose of laughter and inspiration on a long run? 😛☕️ Loving the distance cut backs in the taper on the #road2CIM #tfbrunch #pancakerunner #noregrets #neuroicuto26point2
  • Gumby is the last to fade from the chalk festival scene. Even the downpours of rain haven’t cleared him. He made for a new long run mantra today, when my mind was just DONE…. “Go like Gumby”….. and I refused to fade. Made some coin over 20 miles today… paid to play… yes please. 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ #road2CIM #marathontraining #tfbrunch #chickensoupforthebrain #melanoma #thriver #f**kcancer #letsdothis #brainmets #wantmylungback
“Misty taste of moonshine… teardrops in my eyes… “ Yes, I do sing out loud when I run. 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 #70son7 #7miles  Couldn’t get through the “lake crossing” of the flooded path today. Yeeks. Need a kayak for this one. 😝
“Misty taste of moonshine… teardrops in my eyes… “ Yes, I do sing out loud when I run. 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 #70son7 #7miles  Couldn’t get through the “lake crossing” of the flooded path today. Yeeks. Need a kayak for this one. 😝
“Misty taste of moonshine… teardrops in my eyes… “ Yes, I do sing out loud when I run. 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 #70son7 #7miles  Couldn’t get through the “lake crossing” of the flooded path today. Yeeks. Need a kayak for this one. 😝
“Misty taste of moonshine… teardrops in my eyes… “ Yes, I do sing out loud when I run. 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 #70son7 #7miles  Couldn’t get through the “lake crossing” of the flooded path today. Yeeks. Need a kayak for this one. 😝
“Misty taste of moonshine… teardrops in my eyes… “ Yes, I do sing out loud when I run. 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 #70son7 #7miles  Couldn’t get through the “lake crossing” of the flooded path today. Yeeks. Need a kayak for this one. 😝
“Misty taste of moonshine… teardrops in my eyes… “ Yes, I do sing out loud when I run. 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 #70son7 #7miles Couldn’t get through the “lake crossing” of the flooded path today. Yeeks. Need a kayak for this one. 😝
3 weeks ago
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Yep… I was that fool out running “before the rain really starts” 🙄 🤦🏼‍♀️ Time for some hot chocolate. 😜
Yep… I was that fool out running “before the rain really starts” 🙄 🤦🏼‍♀️ Time for some hot chocolate. 😜
Yep… I was that fool out running “before the rain really starts” 🙄 🤦🏼‍♀️ Time for some hot chocolate. 😜
Yep… I was that fool out running “before the rain really starts” 🙄 🤦🏼‍♀️ Time for some hot chocolate. 😜
4 weeks ago
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No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
No unicorns or penguins. 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m disappointed in my neighbors. 🤣 Got in my holiday bingo run with @timeforbrunchpodcast ! Apologies to those in snow loaded regions… it’s… ummm… 63 degrees here. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😎 But the holiday deco is plentiful for scoring my bingo card! 🎄🎅🏻😜 #tfb10k #seenonmyrun #centralcoastchristmas
1 month ago
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Unintentional negative splits. 🤦🏼‍♀️ This was post strength training. A bit of the rubber legs going on. I was pooped out, but apparently also out of patience to keep the pace consistently down. How does one negative split with an uphill return, when “taking it easy”? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Whoopsie doodle. Must’ve been the bouncy fun podcast!  Thanks for the two days worth of run listening fun ladies! @funnyrunner26.2 … thanks for spilling your feelings about when training gets hard. It made me feel less “ugh” to know that even the elites have those points in training, when the mind begins to question and buckle. 🥰👏🏻🙌🏻😬🫣🏆 #timeforbrunch #tfb10k
Unintentional negative splits. 🤦🏼‍♀️ This was post strength training. A bit of the rubber legs going on. I was pooped out, but apparently also out of patience to keep the pace consistently down. How does one negative split with an uphill return, when “taking it easy”? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Whoopsie doodle. Must’ve been the bouncy fun podcast!  Thanks for the two days worth of run listening fun ladies! @funnyrunner26.2 … thanks for spilling your feelings about when training gets hard. It made me feel less “ugh” to know that even the elites have those points in training, when the mind begins to question and buckle. 🥰👏🏻🙌🏻😬🫣🏆 #timeforbrunch #tfb10k
Unintentional negative splits. 🤦🏼‍♀️ This was post strength training. A bit of the rubber legs going on. I was pooped out, but apparently also out of patience to keep the pace consistently down. How does one negative split with an uphill return, when “taking it easy”? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Whoopsie doodle. Must’ve been the bouncy fun podcast!  Thanks for the two days worth of run listening fun ladies! @funnyrunner26.2 … thanks for spilling your feelings about when training gets hard. It made me feel less “ugh” to know that even the elites have those points in training, when the mind begins to question and buckle. 🥰👏🏻🙌🏻😬🫣🏆 #timeforbrunch #tfb10k
Unintentional negative splits. 🤦🏼‍♀️ This was post strength training. A bit of the rubber legs going on. I was pooped out, but apparently also out of patience to keep the pace consistently down. How does one negative split with an uphill return, when “taking it easy”? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Whoopsie doodle. Must’ve been the bouncy fun podcast! Thanks for the two days worth of run listening fun ladies! @funnyrunner26.2 … thanks for spilling your feelings about when training gets hard. It made me feel less “ugh” to know that even the elites have those points in training, when the mind begins to question and buckle. 🥰👏🏻🙌🏻😬🫣🏆 #timeforbrunch #tfb10k
1 month ago
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4/9
When you’ve been standing up 14 hours straight to show your Christmas spirit, and someone finally turns off the lights. 🤣 Poor Snoopy… he was lit too long. 🫣😂🤪 #christmascheer
When you’ve been standing up 14 hours straight to show your Christmas spirit, and someone finally turns off the lights. 🤣 Poor Snoopy… he was lit too long. 🫣😂🤪 #christmascheer
1 month ago
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5/9
Getting back at it after CIM. I feel like that was more difficult than it should have been. 😳 #toomuchfood #toolittlesleep
Getting back at it after CIM. I feel like that was more difficult than it should have been. 😳 #toomuchfood #toolittlesleep
Getting back at it after CIM. I feel like that was more difficult than it should have been. 😳 #toomuchfood #toolittlesleep
2 months ago
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#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. 

A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.”

Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
#runcim #twoandthrough One pre-cancer and one post cancer. Went in with one real goal, and one “half-a** goal: 1. ENJOY a the environment and experience. 2. See if maybe you can beat 2010 finish time. A VERY timely and coincidental email arrived from @dizruns two days ahead of the event. —-> “The time on the clock when you finish your race is neither good nor bad. It just is. Your experience and your expectations provide the context and perspective that make you feel positive or negative about your finish time.” Dodged a massive rain storm. It was clear juuuuuust long enough for me to get from start to mile 26 before it began to sprinkle. On the drive back to our Airbnb, it DUMPED cats, dogs, hail, and Ma Nature even tossed in some lightning. I was 90 seconds slower than 2010. Not too shabby, given that I high fived any and every little kid along the course, and tapped all the Yoshi energy mushrooms. 🤣 I paused to unload my pockets on Frank at mile 8. Nearly ran by without noticing him at mile 21. Caught him in time for a quick smooch and I was on my way! Paused for a selfie at the halfway, and walked all water stops to thank volunteers. All in all, it could not have gone any better. I can peacefully move forward with “two and through”. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I don’t regret signing up. I don’t feel like I wanted to push it any harder, and I definitely don’t ever want to do 26.2 again. I am left satisfied and FULL of happy memories to cherish… including the laughable moment, when I feared I might need to phone Frank from inside the finish line porta-potty, because my quads refused to lift me unassisted. (apologies to @runningschmidt for that nightmare material 😬🫣🤦🏼‍♀️🤣) #twentysixpointtwo #melanomathriver #bestsagsupportever #twoandthrough #grateful #mydocsrock #fighton #uscbtc #usckeckmedicine
2 months ago
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Enjoyed @timeforbrunchpodcast twice today! Because who doesn’t want a double dose of laughter and inspiration on a long run? 😛☕️ Loving the distance cut backs in the taper on the #road2CIM #tfbrunch #pancakerunner #noregrets #neuroicuto26point2
Enjoyed @timeforbrunchpodcast twice today! Because who doesn’t want a double dose of laughter and inspiration on a long run? 😛☕️ Loving the distance cut backs in the taper on the #road2CIM #tfbrunch #pancakerunner #noregrets #neuroicuto26point2
Enjoyed @timeforbrunchpodcast twice today! Because who doesn’t want a double dose of laughter and inspiration on a long run? 😛☕️ Loving the distance cut backs in the taper on the #road2CIM #tfbrunch #pancakerunner #noregrets #neuroicuto26point2
Enjoyed @timeforbrunchpodcast twice today! Because who doesn’t want a double dose of laughter and inspiration on a long run? 😛☕️ Loving the distance cut backs in the taper on the #road2CIM #tfbrunch #pancakerunner #noregrets #neuroicuto26point2
Enjoyed @timeforbrunchpodcast twice today! Because who doesn’t want a double dose of laughter and inspiration on a long run? 😛☕️ Loving the distance cut backs in the taper on the #road2CIM #tfbrunch #pancakerunner #noregrets #neuroicuto26point2
2 months ago
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Gumby is the last to fade from the chalk festival scene. Even the downpours of rain haven’t cleared him. He made for a new long run mantra today, when my mind was just DONE…. “Go like Gumby”….. and I refused to fade. Made some coin over 20 miles today… paid to play… yes please. 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ #road2CIM #marathontraining #tfbrunch #chickensoupforthebrain #melanoma #thriver #f**kcancer #letsdothis #brainmets #wantmylungback
Gumby is the last to fade from the chalk festival scene. Even the downpours of rain haven’t cleared him. He made for a new long run mantra today, when my mind was just DONE…. “Go like Gumby”….. and I refused to fade. Made some coin over 20 miles today… paid to play… yes please. 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ #road2CIM #marathontraining #tfbrunch #chickensoupforthebrain #melanoma #thriver #f**kcancer #letsdothis #brainmets #wantmylungback
Gumby is the last to fade from the chalk festival scene. Even the downpours of rain haven’t cleared him. He made for a new long run mantra today, when my mind was just DONE…. “Go like Gumby”….. and I refused to fade. Made some coin over 20 miles today… paid to play… yes please. 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ #road2CIM #marathontraining #tfbrunch #chickensoupforthebrain #melanoma #thriver #f**kcancer #letsdothis #brainmets #wantmylungback
Gumby is the last to fade from the chalk festival scene. Even the downpours of rain haven’t cleared him. He made for a new long run mantra today, when my mind was just DONE…. “Go like Gumby”….. and I refused to fade. Made some coin over 20 miles today… paid to play… yes please. 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ #road2CIM #marathontraining #tfbrunch #chickensoupforthebrain #melanoma #thriver #f**kcancer #letsdothis #brainmets #wantmylungback
3 months ago
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Niki News Update…

Closing out the year with a short and sweet update. Really, if there is no “Niki News”, it’s because things are going well enough for me to be busy with “normal people” life. For the quick snapshot, you can check

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