Combat Boot Runner (5K-50K, triathlete sprint-Ironman 140.6)

Author & Entrepreneur

Author of Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans and ghost for Men’s Health Workout War. Founder of  Medals of Honor  & ValorBANDS

TV Host & Speaker

TV, Infomercials, Commercials & Speaking


My life in combat boots…

5K, MUD & Sprint TRI
1/2 Marathon
Marathon & Ultra Marathon
Ironman 70.3
Ironman 140.6



I don’t want to die not knowing what my limits are and never having tested them.

— Amy Cotta —

Amy's Services

There are no
impossible dreams
only our
limited perception
of what is possible.

Contributing Writer

Honest, friendly, storytelling voice who speaks directly to your audience.

Contributor for
  • Women’s Health
  • BabyZone


Reach new customers and users for your products. The average person doesn’t look at elite or professional athletes for inspiration. They are inspired by people like themselves (people they can relate to) who have overcome everyday obstacles to do seemingly impossible things.

What Amy can do for you
  • Digital media for your company
  • Trade show / event appearances & product demos
  • Written or spoken content for your site
  • Social media exposure

Motivational Speaker

Amy lives without ceilings, it’s a mindset that was hard fought for… Let her help your organization or company learn how to live fearlessly by facing fear & doubt head-on and turning painful situations in their lives into positive change.

Speaking topics
  • Turn pain into purpose
  • Living outside of your comfort zone
  • Being an unlikely Christian
  • Health & Fitness

Want to Sponsor Amy?


What others are saying

  •  “I wish to thank you for taking time to share your Health & Wellness expertise with  the sailors at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Nashville. The insights you provided hit home with several and have lit a spark what will help them be successful in tehir personal fitness endeavors.”      

    S.L. Tannahill Commander, U.S. Navy Commanding Officer
  • We loved doing the Boot Run with you and to honor your son! Thank you for your generous effort to support our military and the Boot Campaign. You are a treasure and we love you.

    — The Boot Girls -- Boot Campaign —

Get Uncomfortable Manifesto


I am right where I’m supposed to be.

Every fear, every setback, and every loss has meaning and purpose.

They’ve carved me into the person I am today.

I am strong because I’ve been weak.

I’ve learned to turn my pain into passion and my mess into a mission.

I can not change the past – but I can change the future.

I’m dedicating my life to move for those who can’t.

I am fueled by my “why.”

In times when I feel tired and weak, when my mind and body beg me to give up

I keep pushing on.

Armed with my “Why” I’m able to dig deeper and go further.

I will never give up on my “why” or myself.

I can achieve the impossible.

Pain and discomfort have become my friend, they remind me I’m alive.

With every labored breath I take I learn more about myself.

I’ve replaced impossible, with possible.

Nothing is too hard, too crazy, or too out of reach.

I am someone’s hero.

I’ve learned to ignore the doubters and naysayers.

Some call me crazy; I call myself thankful and grateful for my ability to get uncomfortable.

I give myself permission to dream big im“Possible” dreams.

I pursue my dreams with every ounce of courage and passion within my heart.

I will make a difference in this life by continuing to get uncomfortable for my cause.

I will leave a legacy through my blood, sweat, and tears.

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. 

— John Bingham, —

The finish line is the starting line of a whole new life.

— Amy Cotta —

Amy's Journal

Life in combat boots -- Daring to change the world one-step at a time

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