Niki News Update…

I’m finding that the more “positively negative” my body and brain remain, the less need there is to update outside of what you can find on my social media accounts. You can access my Instagram account on this page, as well as from the home page. Outside of those regular updates, I will absolutely leap back into “Niki News” health status updates here on the website, should anything new rear its ugly head again. Please feel free to reach out via Insta and or the “contact” page here on my site, should you have any patient advocacy or caregiver questions.

  • I got some side eye for getting too close while someone was trying to enjoy the peaceful view. Why does this beautiful creature not understand how much I want to pet it on its feathery little head? 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 #hawks #naturepets
  • “Hey Niki… HR gonna need a word…” 🤣 When autocorrect sends your colleague a more interesting than intended text message. 😳🫢🫣🤣☠️😂 #radio not #tv WHEW! 😅 #HRAlert ☠️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣
  • February flight to my crew at “fight on”. Six month brain check. Still here. Still housing the same encephalomalacia. 🤪😂😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Two spots hanging out stable for an extra extended period of time. Seems like they go away if I name them. Apparently my lesions don’t like being singled out like that. Going to have to start picking through unpopular baby names, and see what I can come up with. 🤔☠️😎
  • Internet fist bump to this Cali gone Nashville sensation....... #grandoleopry and a HOT new single out today! @pryorbaird #mightametagirl 🔥👏🎸https://www.todayscountrymagazine.com/index.php/reviews/single-reviews/3995-single-review-pryor-baird-mighta-met-a-girl
  • #lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
  • Spotted a perfectly nice 1x4 on the side of the road while heading out for my run. Brain starts going over the multitude of things this could be repurposed into. Planter box for wee succulents. Bar stool seat. Side table top. Photo frame. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Soooo… on the run back home… I picked it up and ran the final 1/2 mile to the neighborhood gates. Proceeded to walk the rest of the way home, board in hand. Neighbor out calling is dog back in… “What’s your stick for?” 😬😂 I gave him the short list of potentials. He smiled and said “Looks like a perfectly good board!” Hopefully that means he doesn’t think I’m utterly bonkers. 🤣😎 #runnerbrain #projects #craftygirl
  • Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
  • Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
I got some side eye for getting too close while someone was trying to enjoy the peaceful view. Why does this beautiful creature not understand how much I want to pet it on its feathery little head? 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 #hawks #naturepets
I got some side eye for getting too close while someone was trying to enjoy the peaceful view. Why does this beautiful creature not understand how much I want to pet it on its feathery little head? 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 #hawks #naturepets
1 week ago
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1/9
“Hey Niki… HR gonna need a word…” 🤣 When autocorrect sends your colleague a more interesting than intended text message. 😳🫢🫣🤣☠️😂 #radio not #tv WHEW! 😅 #HRAlert ☠️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣
“Hey Niki… HR gonna need a word…” 🤣 When autocorrect sends your colleague a more interesting than intended text message. 😳🫢🫣🤣☠️😂 #radio not #tv WHEW! 😅 #HRAlert ☠️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣
“Hey Niki… HR gonna need a word…” 🤣 When autocorrect sends your colleague a more interesting than intended text message. 😳🫢🫣🤣☠️😂 #radio not #tv WHEW! 😅 #HRAlert ☠️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣
1 week ago
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2/9
February flight to my crew at “fight on”. Six month brain check. Still here. Still housing the same encephalomalacia. 🤪😂😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Two spots hanging out stable for an extra extended period of time. Seems like they go away if I name them. Apparently my lesions don’t like being singled out like that. Going to have to start picking through unpopular baby names, and see what I can come up with. 🤔☠️😎
February flight to my crew at “fight on”. Six month brain check. Still here. Still housing the same encephalomalacia. 🤪😂😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Two spots hanging out stable for an extra extended period of time. Seems like they go away if I name them. Apparently my lesions don’t like being singled out like that. Going to have to start picking through unpopular baby names, and see what I can come up with. 🤔☠️😎
February flight to my crew at “fight on”. Six month brain check. Still here. Still housing the same encephalomalacia. 🤪😂😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Two spots hanging out stable for an extra extended period of time. Seems like they go away if I name them. Apparently my lesions don’t like being singled out like that. Going to have to start picking through unpopular baby names, and see what I can come up with. 🤔☠️😎
February flight to my crew at “fight on”. Six month brain check. Still here. Still housing the same encephalomalacia. 🤪😂😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Two spots hanging out stable for an extra extended period of time. Seems like they go away if I name them. Apparently my lesions don’t like being singled out like that. Going to have to start picking through unpopular baby names, and see what I can come up with. 🤔☠️😎
February flight to my crew at “fight on”. Six month brain check. Still here. Still housing the same encephalomalacia. 🤪😂😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Two spots hanging out stable for an extra extended period of time. Seems like they go away if I name them. Apparently my lesions don’t like being singled out like that. Going to have to start picking through unpopular baby names, and see what I can come up with. 🤔☠️😎
2 weeks ago
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3/9
Internet fist bump to this Cali gone Nashville sensation....... #grandoleopry and a HOT new single out today! @pryorbaird #mightametagirl 🔥👏🎸https://www.todayscountrymagazine.com/index.php/reviews/single-reviews/3995-single-review-pryor-baird-mighta-met-a-girl
Internet fist bump to this Cali gone Nashville sensation....... #grandoleopry and a HOT new single out today! @pryorbaird #mightametagirl 🔥👏🎸https://www.todayscountrymagazine.com/index.php/reviews/single-reviews/3995-single-review-pryor-baird-mighta-met-a-girl
Internet fist bump to this Cali gone Nashville sensation....... #grandoleopry and a HOT new single out today! @pryorbaird #mightametagirl 🔥👏🎸https://www.todayscountrymagazine.com/index.php/reviews/single-reviews/3995-single-review-pryor-baird-mighta-met-a-girl
Internet fist bump to this Cali gone Nashville sensation....... #grandoleopry and a HOT new single out today! @pryorbaird #mightametagirl 🔥👏🎸https://www.todayscountrymagazine.com/index.php/reviews/single-reviews/3995-single-review-pryor-baird-mighta-met-a-girl
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5/9
#lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
#lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
#lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
#lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
#lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
#lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
#lunchiemunchies #socalwinterstruggles
2 months ago
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6/9
Spotted a perfectly nice 1x4 on the side of the road while heading out for my run. Brain starts going over the multitude of things this could be repurposed into. Planter box for wee succulents. Bar stool seat. Side table top. Photo frame. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Soooo… on the run back home… I picked it up and ran the final 1/2 mile to the neighborhood gates. Proceeded to walk the rest of the way home, board in hand. Neighbor out calling is dog back in… “What’s your stick for?” 😬😂 I gave him the short list of potentials. He smiled and said “Looks like a perfectly good board!” Hopefully that means he doesn’t think I’m utterly bonkers. 🤣😎 #runnerbrain #projects #craftygirl
Spotted a perfectly nice 1x4 on the side of the road while heading out for my run. Brain starts going over the multitude of things this could be repurposed into. Planter box for wee succulents. Bar stool seat. Side table top. Photo frame. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Soooo… on the run back home… I picked it up and ran the final 1/2 mile to the neighborhood gates. Proceeded to walk the rest of the way home, board in hand. Neighbor out calling is dog back in… “What’s your stick for?” 😬😂 I gave him the short list of potentials. He smiled and said “Looks like a perfectly good board!” Hopefully that means he doesn’t think I’m utterly bonkers. 🤣😎 #runnerbrain #projects #craftygirl
3 months ago
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7/9
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW!

Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course.

The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜

Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃

#runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
Santa Barbara Half Marathon today. After clawing through a broken ankle during training, I knew this wasn’t going to be a PR. Add on that the course has two relentless extended hill sections, I figured I should try to shoot for “Have fun”. But in order to give the hubs an approximate finish time... I told him “Figure 2:15-2:20”. Official finish was 2:14:42 WHEW! Great friends (and best cheer squad pup ever!!!) to have a late breakfast with... and a few unexpected cheering faces along the course. The hubs, who has recently come back to running after a 20 year hiatus (he switched to cycling), managed to take 5th place in his age group (see final photo) with a much speedier than expected 5k... aaaaand he still had the energy to run with me during the final mile of my half! Still trying to convince him that he could 1/2 marathon again someday. He was perfectly fine on the 11.6 mile “death march” hike in Yosemite... which was harder than this half. Next year... neeeeext year... 😁🫢😜 Santa Barbara... runcation destination. Anyone in for next year? 😎🙃 #runfun #friends #coupleswhoruntogether #fcancer #santabarbarahalf
4 months ago
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8/9
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain  #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
Rough day scoping out my upcoming “double event” weekend. #savingthebrain #abta #santabarbarahalfmarathon
4 months ago
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9/9
Peace, love, and tacos. Slow down and enjoy!
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