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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Whether you are seeking a place to learn more about your diagnosis, a place to find a comforting chat forum, or the latest in immunotherapy or medical news... you'll find a few sites here to seek helpful information and general overviews of the latest treatments, research and clinical trials.

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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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Garmin says I need 2 hours to recover from todays recovery walk. 🤣🙌🏻🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😎 #noruntoday #getoutside #natureiscalling #lovelivinghere #centralcoastwinter
Garmin says I need 2 hours to recover from todays recovery walk. 🤣🙌🏻🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😎 #noruntoday #getoutside #natureiscalling #lovelivinghere #centralcoastwinter
Garmin says I need 2 hours to recover from todays recovery walk. 🤣🙌🏻🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😎 #noruntoday #getoutside #natureiscalling #lovelivinghere #centralcoastwinter
Garmin says I need 2 hours to recover from todays recovery walk. 🤣🙌🏻🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😎 #noruntoday #getoutside #natureiscalling #lovelivinghere #centralcoastwinter
Garmin says I need 2 hours to recover from todays recovery walk. 🤣🙌🏻🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😎 #noruntoday #getoutside #natureiscalling #lovelivinghere #centralcoastwinter
Garmin says I need 2 hours to recover from todays recovery walk. 🤣🙌🏻🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😎 #noruntoday #getoutside #natureiscalling #lovelivinghere #centralcoastwinter
Garmin says I need 2 hours to recover from todays recovery walk. 🤣🙌🏻🤔🤷🏼‍♀️😎 #noruntoday #getoutside #natureiscalling #lovelivinghere #centralcoastwinter
4 days ago
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1/16
When the training plan calls for a TWO HOUR run. Missed it by that much 🙄😆🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣🙌🏻 #ohsoclose  Wrapping up with a celebration smoothie anyway. Shooting for under 2 at the next half anyway… soooo… no need to train to run for 2… right? 😬🤣🏃‍♀️ #runtraining #recoverydrink #funaftertherun #sweatybetty Thanks to my Charge Running fam… and to Coaches Christine and Justin at #chargerunning, for keeping the motivation level high, and the form reminders on target! 💪🏻👍🏻🔥 #runtogetheralone
When the training plan calls for a TWO HOUR run. Missed it by that much 🙄😆🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣🙌🏻 #ohsoclose  Wrapping up with a celebration smoothie anyway. Shooting for under 2 at the next half anyway… soooo… no need to train to run for 2… right? 😬🤣🏃‍♀️ #runtraining #recoverydrink #funaftertherun #sweatybetty Thanks to my Charge Running fam… and to Coaches Christine and Justin at #chargerunning, for keeping the motivation level high, and the form reminders on target! 💪🏻👍🏻🔥 #runtogetheralone
When the training plan calls for a TWO HOUR run. Missed it by that much 🙄😆🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣🙌🏻 #ohsoclose  Wrapping up with a celebration smoothie anyway. Shooting for under 2 at the next half anyway… soooo… no need to train to run for 2… right? 😬🤣🏃‍♀️ #runtraining #recoverydrink #funaftertherun #sweatybetty Thanks to my Charge Running fam… and to Coaches Christine and Justin at #chargerunning, for keeping the motivation level high, and the form reminders on target! 💪🏻👍🏻🔥 #runtogetheralone
When the training plan calls for a TWO HOUR run. Missed it by that much 🙄😆🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣🙌🏻 #ohsoclose Wrapping up with a celebration smoothie anyway. Shooting for under 2 at the next half anyway… soooo… no need to train to run for 2… right? 😬🤣🏃‍♀️ #runtraining #recoverydrink #funaftertherun #sweatybetty Thanks to my Charge Running fam… and to Coaches Christine and Justin at #chargerunning, for keeping the motivation level high, and the form reminders on target! 💪🏻👍🏻🔥 #runtogetheralone
5 days ago
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2/16
Completely unscripted “go where your mind wanders” day. Did my morning run at the track on base. There were little plovers (beach birds here) playing on the infield. They made me want to go to the beach. So I did! It was a freakin gorgeous day! Do these footprints make my arches look high? 🤣🤣🤣 #footprints #beach #running #freshair #playoutside
Completely unscripted “go where your mind wanders” day. Did my morning run at the track on base. There were little plovers (beach birds here) playing on the infield. They made me want to go to the beach. So I did! It was a freakin gorgeous day! Do these footprints make my arches look high? 🤣🤣🤣 #footprints #beach #running #freshair #playoutside
Completely unscripted “go where your mind wanders” day. Did my morning run at the track on base. There were little plovers (beach birds here) playing on the infield. They made me want to go to the beach. So I did! It was a freakin gorgeous day! Do these footprints make my arches look high? 🤣🤣🤣 #footprints #beach #running #freshair #playoutside
Completely unscripted “go where your mind wanders” day. Did my morning run at the track on base. There were little plovers (beach birds here) playing on the infield. They made me want to go to the beach. So I did! It was a freakin gorgeous day! Do these footprints make my arches look high? 🤣🤣🤣 #footprints #beach #running #freshair #playoutside
Completely unscripted “go where your mind wanders” day. Did my morning run at the track on base. There were little plovers (beach birds here) playing on the infield. They made me want to go to the beach. So I did! It was a freakin gorgeous day! Do these footprints make my arches look high? 🤣🤣🤣 #footprints #beach #running #freshair #playoutside
Completely unscripted “go where your mind wanders” day. Did my morning run at the track on base. There were little plovers (beach birds here) playing on the infield. They made me want to go to the beach. So I did! It was a freakin gorgeous day! Do these footprints make my arches look high? 🤣🤣🤣 #footprints #beach #running #freshair #playoutside
7 days ago
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3/16
So… How are you doing? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤔🤣 … read to find out: http://cancersnewnormal.com/niki-news-update/ #brainmri #melanoma #cancersucks #survivorship #darkhumor #snarkycancer #mydocsrock
So… How are you doing? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤔🤣 … read to find out: http://cancersnewnormal.com/niki-news-update/ #brainmri #melanoma #cancersucks #survivorship #darkhumor #snarkycancer #mydocsrock
So… How are you doing? 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤔🤣 … read to find out: http://cancersnewnormal.com/niki-news-update/ #brainmri #melanoma #cancersucks #survivorship #darkhumor #snarkycancer #mydocsrock
1 week ago
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4/16
When your breath is taken away before you even start the running. 😍 #goodmorningsunshine #cloudporn Ma Nature is an artist. 👏🏻🙌🏻
When your breath is taken away before you even start the running. 😍 #goodmorningsunshine #cloudporn Ma Nature is an artist. 👏🏻🙌🏻
When your breath is taken away before you even start the running. 😍 #goodmorningsunshine #cloudporn Ma Nature is an artist. 👏🏻🙌🏻
1 week ago
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5/16
This wee little one had me hoppin’ at the run start! Way to avoid the cars itty bitty dude… but you almost slammed into the side of a human leg! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 10 miles ✔️ Post run piña colada protein shake ✔️ Patch of sunshine to sit in while I stretch ✔️#mightymouse #weekendlaunched #chargerunning #blendjet #oakleysunglasses
This wee little one had me hoppin’ at the run start! Way to avoid the cars itty bitty dude… but you almost slammed into the side of a human leg! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 10 miles ✔️ Post run piña colada protein shake ✔️ Patch of sunshine to sit in while I stretch ✔️#mightymouse #weekendlaunched #chargerunning #blendjet #oakleysunglasses
This wee little one had me hoppin’ at the run start! Way to avoid the cars itty bitty dude… but you almost slammed into the side of a human leg! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 10 miles ✔️ Post run piña colada protein shake ✔️ Patch of sunshine to sit in while I stretch ✔️#mightymouse #weekendlaunched #chargerunning #blendjet #oakleysunglasses
This wee little one had me hoppin’ at the run start! Way to avoid the cars itty bitty dude… but you almost slammed into the side of a human leg! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 10 miles ✔️ Post run piña colada protein shake ✔️ Patch of sunshine to sit in while I stretch ✔️#mightymouse #weekendlaunched #chargerunning #blendjet #oakleysunglasses
This wee little one had me hoppin’ at the run start! Way to avoid the cars itty bitty dude… but you almost slammed into the side of a human leg! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 10 miles ✔️ Post run piña colada protein shake ✔️ Patch of sunshine to sit in while I stretch ✔️#mightymouse #weekendlaunched #chargerunning #blendjet #oakleysunglasses
This wee little one had me hoppin’ at the run start! Way to avoid the cars itty bitty dude… but you almost slammed into the side of a human leg! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 10 miles ✔️ Post run piña colada protein shake ✔️ Patch of sunshine to sit in while I stretch ✔️#mightymouse #weekendlaunched #chargerunning #blendjet #oakleysunglasses
3 weeks ago
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6/16
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Mowed down a giant 🍪 for breakfast, then launched out to put some miles in. Time for some warm sweats and maybe a nap before diving into the cooking and cheesy movies! 😛
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Mowed down a giant 🍪 for breakfast, then launched out to put some miles in. Time for some warm sweats and maybe a nap before diving into the cooking and cheesy movies! 😛
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Mowed down a giant 🍪 for breakfast, then launched out to put some miles in. Time for some warm sweats and maybe a nap before diving into the cooking and cheesy movies! 😛
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Mowed down a giant 🍪 for breakfast, then launched out to put some miles in. Time for some warm sweats and maybe a nap before diving into the cooking and cheesy movies! 😛
1 month ago
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7/16
I am not new to running. I am not new to strength training. And yet… here we are. 😑🤦🏼‍♀️

After feeling particularly good post easy run yesterday, I upped the reps in the dumbell routine. While getting out of the car at the track today, I had to internalize the primal scream, so as not to attract an ambulance. My hams, quads, and glutes will be spending the rest of this week, explaining to me what the definition of INCREMENTAL is… again. 🤷🏼‍♀️😳😬😂
I am not new to running. I am not new to strength training. And yet… here we are. 😑🤦🏼‍♀️ After feeling particularly good post easy run yesterday, I upped the reps in the dumbell routine. While getting out of the car at the track today, I had to internalize the primal scream, so as not to attract an ambulance. My hams, quads, and glutes will be spending the rest of this week, explaining to me what the definition of INCREMENTAL is… again. 🤷🏼‍♀️😳😬😂
2 months ago
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8/16
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
#staycation-ish … when you’re not exactly at home, but you’re close enough to know the place really well. We’ll call it “second home”, because we’ve got “framily” there. 😘🥰😍😎 #santabarbara #montecito
2 months ago
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9/16
Next up on the run front….. more TRAILS! 😛👏🏻 Lakeside views! This should be pretty!!! And who doesn’t enjoy PANCAKES!? Am I right!? Yes. Yes I am. BONUS points for a good cause! 🥰  You know you wanna walk in nature. Nice smooth 5k… huh? You want to. Don’t lie to yourself. Or you can join me for a 10k. Most importantly… let’s hit those earned pancakes together! 👍🏻💪🏻🙌🏻

The Running Chicken 2022 
10k & 5k Run/Walk
(Virtual or in-person) 

BITTI’s BIRTHDAY WEEK SOCK SPECIAL 

Thank you to all of you who have already registered. Less than 60 training days left until the race! 

There’s still time to register and in honor of Bitti’s birthday week, Mama Chicken will hand tie dye a special pair of socks for everyone who registers between now and midnight on Wednesday, November 10th. 

This will be in addition to the awesome swag socks included in your registration.

LINK TO REGISTER: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/SantaMargarita/Run4BittiBrynn?fbclid=IwAR0fYxqmPh3V5YwEbgKiY5Hu5kxjrNn__fXRKFmnaJQqHc2dhUnKc6k_iy8

We’ll see you at Santa Margarita Lake on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 for the 4th Annual Running Chicken 10k & 5k Run/Walk
Brittni Lynn Frace Brynn Frace Warren Frace Coach Warnes
Next up on the run front….. more TRAILS! 😛👏🏻 Lakeside views! This should be pretty!!! And who doesn’t enjoy PANCAKES!? Am I right!? Yes. Yes I am. BONUS points for a good cause! 🥰 You know you wanna walk in nature. Nice smooth 5k… huh? You want to. Don’t lie to yourself. Or you can join me for a 10k. Most importantly… let’s hit those earned pancakes together! 👍🏻💪🏻🙌🏻 The Running Chicken 2022 10k & 5k Run/Walk (Virtual or in-person) BITTI’s BIRTHDAY WEEK SOCK SPECIAL Thank you to all of you who have already registered. Less than 60 training days left until the race! There’s still time to register and in honor of Bitti’s birthday week, Mama Chicken will hand tie dye a special pair of socks for everyone who registers between now and midnight on Wednesday, November 10th. This will be in addition to the awesome swag socks included in your registration. LINK TO REGISTER: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/SantaMargarita/Run4BittiBrynn?fbclid=IwAR0fYxqmPh3V5YwEbgKiY5Hu5kxjrNn__fXRKFmnaJQqHc2dhUnKc6k_iy8 We’ll see you at Santa Margarita Lake on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 for the 4th Annual Running Chicken 10k & 5k Run/Walk Brittni Lynn Frace Brynn Frace Warren Frace Coach Warnes
3 months ago
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10/16
American Brain Tumor Association BT5k “my way” was to do 10k 🤪 Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k was a kick in the pants! 🏃‍♀️🙌🏻 Need to work on the UP parts, because I do sooooo enjoy zipping down the hills! 😜

Bonus points that I was able to follow trail marker ribbons and not end up lost! 💪🏻👍🏻🧠 

#bt5k #team2ndchance2live #abta #thoseviewsthough #freshair #playoutside #trails #braintumorsurvivor #melanoma #sunscreenup! #iwantmylungback #losfloresranch #mydocsrock #uscbtc #science #research
American Brain Tumor Association BT5k “my way” was to do 10k 🤪 Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k was a kick in the pants! 🏃‍♀️🙌🏻 Need to work on the UP parts, because I do sooooo enjoy zipping down the hills! 😜

Bonus points that I was able to follow trail marker ribbons and not end up lost! 💪🏻👍🏻🧠 

#bt5k #team2ndchance2live #abta #thoseviewsthough #freshair #playoutside #trails #braintumorsurvivor #melanoma #sunscreenup! #iwantmylungback #losfloresranch #mydocsrock #uscbtc #science #research
American Brain Tumor Association BT5k “my way” was to do 10k 🤪 Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k was a kick in the pants! 🏃‍♀️🙌🏻 Need to work on the UP parts, because I do sooooo enjoy zipping down the hills! 😜

Bonus points that I was able to follow trail marker ribbons and not end up lost! 💪🏻👍🏻🧠 

#bt5k #team2ndchance2live #abta #thoseviewsthough #freshair #playoutside #trails #braintumorsurvivor #melanoma #sunscreenup! #iwantmylungback #losfloresranch #mydocsrock #uscbtc #science #research
American Brain Tumor Association BT5k “my way” was to do 10k 🤪 Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k was a kick in the pants! 🏃‍♀️🙌🏻 Need to work on the UP parts, because I do sooooo enjoy zipping down the hills! 😜

Bonus points that I was able to follow trail marker ribbons and not end up lost! 💪🏻👍🏻🧠 

#bt5k #team2ndchance2live #abta #thoseviewsthough #freshair #playoutside #trails #braintumorsurvivor #melanoma #sunscreenup! #iwantmylungback #losfloresranch #mydocsrock #uscbtc #science #research
American Brain Tumor Association BT5k “my way” was to do 10k 🤪 Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k was a kick in the pants! 🏃‍♀️🙌🏻 Need to work on the UP parts, because I do sooooo enjoy zipping down the hills! 😜

Bonus points that I was able to follow trail marker ribbons and not end up lost! 💪🏻👍🏻🧠 

#bt5k #team2ndchance2live #abta #thoseviewsthough #freshair #playoutside #trails #braintumorsurvivor #melanoma #sunscreenup! #iwantmylungback #losfloresranch #mydocsrock #uscbtc #science #research
American Brain Tumor Association BT5k “my way” was to do 10k 🤪 Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k was a kick in the pants! 🏃‍♀️🙌🏻 Need to work on the UP parts, because I do sooooo enjoy zipping down the hills! 😜

Bonus points that I was able to follow trail marker ribbons and not end up lost! 💪🏻👍🏻🧠 

#bt5k #team2ndchance2live #abta #thoseviewsthough #freshair #playoutside #trails #braintumorsurvivor #melanoma #sunscreenup! #iwantmylungback #losfloresranch #mydocsrock #uscbtc #science #research
American Brain Tumor Association BT5k “my way” was to do 10k 🤪 Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k was a kick in the pants! 🏃‍♀️🙌🏻 Need to work on the UP parts, because I do sooooo enjoy zipping down the hills! 😜 Bonus points that I was able to follow trail marker ribbons and not end up lost! 💪🏻👍🏻🧠 #bt5k #team2ndchance2live #abta #thoseviewsthough #freshair #playoutside #trails #braintumorsurvivor #melanoma #sunscreenup! #iwantmylungback #losfloresranch #mydocsrock #uscbtc #science #research
3 months ago
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11/16
Flat Niki is ready to roll at this weekend’s Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k 👏🏻🙌🏻 I’m doing the 10k. Unless I get lost… and end up accidentally doing a 21k 😬🤦🏼‍♀️🤪 Using this as a dual purpose event, along with virtual BT5k for American Brain Tumor Association 🧠👍🏻💪🏻 Double the distance at 10k… #becauseican 5k as a “runner” and 5k as a brain tumor survivor. 😜 🏃‍♀️ 

I’ll be the colorful fool stopped for a selfie and doing my best to locate myself on the digital trail maps 😬🙈🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 Drop a “Heeeey Niki!” of you see me! 

Wanna join the fun in the fresh air and help save some OPEN SPACE here!? Great! Then this is a FUNdraiser for you!! Don’t like running? How about a nice walk in nature? Are you a trail hungry beast ready to throw down? Are you one of those “Eww. Running.” types, but it’s breaking your heart to see mass housing devouring the lovely hills? SIGN UP HERE: https://www.active.com/santa-maria-ca/running/distance-running-races/orcutt-trails-5k-10k-21k-2021

Wanna help patients, researchers, docs, caregivers, and scientists who deal with brain tumors (metastatic cancers, primary cancers, and those that are benign)!!! Then help me help them/us! Check out my fundraiser page with Team 2ndChance2Live here: https://give.abta.org/fundraiser/3134621.  @orcutt_trails @2nd_chance2live @the_abta @uscbtc #bt5k #mydocsrock #uscnorris #usckeck #runner #melanoma #braintumor #whatcancerwhere
Flat Niki is ready to roll at this weekend’s Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k 👏🏻🙌🏻 I’m doing the 10k. Unless I get lost… and end up accidentally doing a 21k 😬🤦🏼‍♀️🤪 Using this as a dual purpose event, along with virtual BT5k for American Brain Tumor Association 🧠👍🏻💪🏻 Double the distance at 10k… #becauseican 5k as a “runner” and 5k as a brain tumor survivor. 😜 🏃‍♀️ 

I’ll be the colorful fool stopped for a selfie and doing my best to locate myself on the digital trail maps 😬🙈🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 Drop a “Heeeey Niki!” of you see me! 

Wanna join the fun in the fresh air and help save some OPEN SPACE here!? Great! Then this is a FUNdraiser for you!! Don’t like running? How about a nice walk in nature? Are you a trail hungry beast ready to throw down? Are you one of those “Eww. Running.” types, but it’s breaking your heart to see mass housing devouring the lovely hills? SIGN UP HERE: https://www.active.com/santa-maria-ca/running/distance-running-races/orcutt-trails-5k-10k-21k-2021

Wanna help patients, researchers, docs, caregivers, and scientists who deal with brain tumors (metastatic cancers, primary cancers, and those that are benign)!!! Then help me help them/us! Check out my fundraiser page with Team 2ndChance2Live here: https://give.abta.org/fundraiser/3134621.  @orcutt_trails @2nd_chance2live @the_abta @uscbtc #bt5k #mydocsrock #uscnorris #usckeck #runner #melanoma #braintumor #whatcancerwhere
Flat Niki is ready to roll at this weekend’s Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k 👏🏻🙌🏻 I’m doing the 10k. Unless I get lost… and end up accidentally doing a 21k 😬🤦🏼‍♀️🤪 Using this as a dual purpose event, along with virtual BT5k for American Brain Tumor Association 🧠👍🏻💪🏻 Double the distance at 10k… #becauseican 5k as a “runner” and 5k as a brain tumor survivor. 😜 🏃‍♀️ 

I’ll be the colorful fool stopped for a selfie and doing my best to locate myself on the digital trail maps 😬🙈🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 Drop a “Heeeey Niki!” of you see me! 

Wanna join the fun in the fresh air and help save some OPEN SPACE here!? Great! Then this is a FUNdraiser for you!! Don’t like running? How about a nice walk in nature? Are you a trail hungry beast ready to throw down? Are you one of those “Eww. Running.” types, but it’s breaking your heart to see mass housing devouring the lovely hills? SIGN UP HERE: https://www.active.com/santa-maria-ca/running/distance-running-races/orcutt-trails-5k-10k-21k-2021

Wanna help patients, researchers, docs, caregivers, and scientists who deal with brain tumors (metastatic cancers, primary cancers, and those that are benign)!!! Then help me help them/us! Check out my fundraiser page with Team 2ndChance2Live here: https://give.abta.org/fundraiser/3134621.  @orcutt_trails @2nd_chance2live @the_abta @uscbtc #bt5k #mydocsrock #uscnorris #usckeck #runner #melanoma #braintumor #whatcancerwhere
Flat Niki is ready to roll at this weekend’s Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k 👏🏻🙌🏻 I’m doing the 10k. Unless I get lost… and end up accidentally doing a 21k 😬🤦🏼‍♀️🤪 Using this as a dual purpose event, along with virtual BT5k for American Brain Tumor Association 🧠👍🏻💪🏻 Double the distance at 10k… #becauseican 5k as a “runner” and 5k as a brain tumor survivor. 😜 🏃‍♀️ I’ll be the colorful fool stopped for a selfie and doing my best to locate myself on the digital trail maps 😬🙈🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 Drop a “Heeeey Niki!” of you see me! Wanna join the fun in the fresh air and help save some OPEN SPACE here!? Great! Then this is a FUNdraiser for you!! Don’t like running? How about a nice walk in nature? Are you a trail hungry beast ready to throw down? Are you one of those “Eww. Running.” types, but it’s breaking your heart to see mass housing devouring the lovely hills? SIGN UP HERE: https://www.active.com/santa-maria-ca/running/distance-running-races/orcutt-trails-5k-10k-21k-2021 Wanna help patients, researchers, docs, caregivers, and scientists who deal with brain tumors (metastatic cancers, primary cancers, and those that are benign)!!! Then help me help them/us! Check out my fundraiser page with Team 2ndChance2Live here: https://give.abta.org/fundraiser/3134621. @orcutt_trails @2nd_chance2live @the_abta @uscbtc #bt5k #mydocsrock #uscnorris #usckeck #runner #melanoma #braintumor #whatcancerwhere
3 months ago
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12/16
I’ve gone almost full on #ellymayclampett 😝 Lizards letting themselves in the back door. Bobcats chillin on the patio. If only we had a “see-ment” pond! 🤣🙌🏻 #yardcritters
I’ve gone almost full on #ellymayclampett 😝 Lizards letting themselves in the back door. Bobcats chillin on the patio. If only we had a “see-ment” pond! 🤣🙌🏻 #yardcritters
I’ve gone almost full on #ellymayclampett 😝 Lizards letting themselves in the back door. Bobcats chillin on the patio. If only we had a “see-ment” pond! 🤣🙌🏻 #yardcritters
I’ve gone almost full on #ellymayclampett 😝 Lizards letting themselves in the back door. Bobcats chillin on the patio. If only we had a “see-ment” pond! 🤣🙌🏻 #yardcritters
I’ve gone almost full on #ellymayclampett 😝 Lizards letting themselves in the back door. Bobcats chillin on the patio. If only we had a “see-ment” pond! 🤣🙌🏻 #yardcritters
3 months ago
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13/16
Once again, my propensity for getting lost on a trail, rears its ugly head. 🙈🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ Morning adventures with the ladies! Oopsie! But hey, we had fun anyway! #shouldhaveturnedleftatalbuquerque 🐰 Next time, we try the second right after passing the crack shack! 🤔😝👏🏻🙌🏻🤣 @kathycourier8
Once again, my propensity for getting lost on a trail, rears its ugly head. 🙈🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ Morning adventures with the ladies! Oopsie! But hey, we had fun anyway! #shouldhaveturnedleftatalbuquerque 🐰 Next time, we try the second right after passing the crack shack! 🤔😝👏🏻🙌🏻🤣 @kathycourier8
Once again, my propensity for getting lost on a trail, rears its ugly head. 🙈🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ Morning adventures with the ladies! Oopsie! But hey, we had fun anyway! #shouldhaveturnedleftatalbuquerque 🐰 Next time, we try the second right after passing the crack shack! 🤔😝👏🏻🙌🏻🤣 @kathycourier8
Once again, my propensity for getting lost on a trail, rears its ugly head. 🙈🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ Morning adventures with the ladies! Oopsie! But hey, we had fun anyway! #shouldhaveturnedleftatalbuquerque 🐰 Next time, we try the second right after passing the crack shack! 🤔😝👏🏻🙌🏻🤣 @kathycourier8
Once again, my propensity for getting lost on a trail, rears its ugly head. 🙈🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ Morning adventures with the ladies! Oopsie! But hey, we had fun anyway! #shouldhaveturnedleftatalbuquerque 🐰 Next time, we try the second right after passing the crack shack! 🤔😝👏🏻🙌🏻🤣 @kathycourier8
Once again, my propensity for getting lost on a trail, rears its ugly head. 🙈🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ Morning adventures with the ladies! Oopsie! But hey, we had fun anyway! #shouldhaveturnedleftatalbuquerque 🐰 Next time, we try the second right after passing the crack shack! 🤔😝👏🏻🙌🏻🤣 @kathycourier8
3 months ago
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14/16
#34 #insicknessandinhealth
#34 #insicknessandinhealth
#34 #insicknessandinhealth
#34 #insicknessandinhealth
#34 #insicknessandinhealth
3 months ago
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15/16
Trail run anyone? Just signed up for the Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k. The climb is going to rip what’s left of my lungs straight out through my throat. I’m woefully unprepared, and will likely make every rookie trail runner mistake possible. Buuuuuuut… it’s local, it’s pretty, and I’m already clinically brain damaged… sooooo… how much more damage could I possibly inflict? 🤷🏼‍♀️😬😜🤣 #orcutttrails #losfloresranch #trailrookie #playinthedirt #runfun #whatcancerwhere #brainmets #lunglobectomy #runninglikeawrinkly #shestrong Using this as my virtual #bt5k … double the distance, because I can. #uscbtc #mydocsrock #unbreakable Its not too late to donate to #braintumorresearch go HERE—-> https://give.abta.org/fundraiser/3134621 #team2ndchance2live
Trail run anyone? Just signed up for the Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k. The climb is going to rip what’s left of my lungs straight out through my throat. I’m woefully unprepared, and will likely make every rookie trail runner mistake possible. Buuuuuuut… it’s local, it’s pretty, and I’m already clinically brain damaged… sooooo… how much more damage could I possibly inflict? 🤷🏼‍♀️😬😜🤣 #orcutttrails #losfloresranch #trailrookie #playinthedirt #runfun #whatcancerwhere #brainmets #lunglobectomy #runninglikeawrinkly #shestrong Using this as my virtual #bt5k … double the distance, because I can. #uscbtc #mydocsrock #unbreakable Its not too late to donate to #braintumorresearch go HERE—-> https://give.abta.org/fundraiser/3134621 #team2ndchance2live
Trail run anyone? Just signed up for the Orcutt Trails 5k/10k/21k. The climb is going to rip what’s left of my lungs straight out through my throat. I’m woefully unprepared, and will likely make every rookie trail runner mistake possible. Buuuuuuut… it’s local, it’s pretty, and I’m already clinically brain damaged… sooooo… how much more damage could I possibly inflict? 🤷🏼‍♀️😬😜🤣 #orcutttrails #losfloresranch #trailrookie #playinthedirt #runfun #whatcancerwhere #brainmets #lunglobectomy #runninglikeawrinkly #shestrong Using this as my virtual #bt5k … double the distance, because I can. #uscbtc #mydocsrock #unbreakable Its not too late to donate to #braintumorresearch go HERE—-> https://give.abta.org/fundraiser/3134621 #team2ndchance2live
3 months ago
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16/16

Niki News Update…

Oh the fun of survivorship…… “How are you doing?”… a seemingly basic question. But is it really? Think about it. When someone tosses this your way, do you filter the response accordingly for the audience? I’m not saying we’re all

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