November 19, 2018

It was a blast to see Adam Harum's Proof of Life documentary and side project Proof of Life: Pacing in their big-screen debuts. Check them out online at

January 10, 2018

Back in July or August already, an idea started to form for the next stage of this journey – one that would leverage my experience to help others who have also come out of a cancer experience.

July 26, 2017

Looking ahead at the next six weeks, I see a whole lot of running. Hours and hours and miles and miles in +90 degree heat. Do I really want to do that? Or need to?

May 26, 2017

It rained last Saturday. It wasn’t supposed to rain. But that was okay. I wasn’t supposed to be running 25 kilometers, either.

But there I was, lined up in the middle of the pack with sixty other folks of varying ages and body types, about to launch down a trail that st...

May 11, 2017

Whether the 50k in September is successful is laughably insignificant when compared to the goal of seeing one’s wife alive again. It truly is just a marker.

April 22, 2017

Yesterday was a gorgeous day of shooting for the Proof of Life film. We chose the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area near Liberty Lake: partly for the open spaces, partly because I’d been wanting to visit. It’s amazing how you can drive a few miles down the freeway, thr...

April 19, 2017

No two ultramarathons are the same, even the same race for the same runner. It all depends on the conditions, and your muscles, your mood, your hydration, etc. Or so I’ve heard, from the dozen or more videos I’ve consumed about the Hard Rock 100 and Western States 100...

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About Brad Thiessen

After my third cancer experience, my emotional and spiritual survival depended on finding hope and meaning in the face of a diagnosis that is statistically fatal and sure to recur. I came out of it seeking hope and meaning in the face of an uncertain future.

     As this blog develops, I hope to not just share and investigate from my own life, but also give voice to what others have learned on the journey. Learn more of my story and the Proof of Life projects.

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