Category Archive for: Motivation

Earn Finisher’s Medals to Honor Fallen Military

Run to Honor Our Fallen Military:  It’s not unusual to see service men and women running a race in their boots and fatigues. But Amy Cotta is different. She runs in combat boots not because she’s in the military, but in support of her son who joined the Marines in 2011. It was her way…

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Ironman Chattanooga – Video

This video is from the 2014 Ironman Chattanooga and is my personal recount from the day — it is also a memorial to the 21 fallen military heroes on my pack. The video is set to Bradley Gilbert’s — Hell of an Amen. If you would like to join me and race in honor &…

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Marine - Parris Island

Marine Mom Creed

Marine Mom Creed This is my Marine.  I will love and support him (her) while he’s at home and abroad. I will be a source of strength for him, as he is for me. As my Marine fights for my freedom, I will fight to ensure his warm return. I will do everything within and…

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Define Your Why – Learn to Move With Passion and Purpose

Defining Your Why  Learn to Move and Live With Passion and Purpose   Have you ever had a dream that you didn’t pursue? Have you ever sat back and watched people around you accomplish feats that you knew you couldn’t do yourself? Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be a part…

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Women's Marathon for troops

How I Got Past My Hatred of Running to run Women’s Half Marathon

How I Got Past My Hatred of Running to Run My First Women’s Half Marathon In Combat Boots Do you hate running but want to start?  A little background about me, I’m not a runner. I hate running! I have always dreamed of being one of these people who adore running — no I wanted…

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Live Outside of Fear

All too often we allow the fear of failure, fear of being uncomfortable, or being worried about what other people think keep us from living a full life. Unless you’re afflicted with an actual phobia, fear is an option, a choice.  We can choose to let our doomsday thoughts get the best of us or we can reset…

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How to Live Life Without Limits – Bucket Lists

How to Live Life Without Limits – Bucket Lists Many great feats throughout history started with a dream. The computer, the phone you use – this article you’re reading—they all began when someone said, “I wonder if….” Or “Wouldn’t it be amazing if…” If you’re reading these words, chances are there’s a “what if” lurking…

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Live outside of your comfort zone

Reach outside of your comfort zone to reach your goals in 2014

Reach outside of your comfort zone to reach your goals in 2014  What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Do you have a passion boiling inside of you that you have been too afraid to chase after? Does fear and doubt keep you from following your dream(s) or your passion? Do you find…

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Where My Feet Might Fail

Zion Hillsong United Where My Feet Might Fail…. Wow! I heard this song in church and it completely summed up both my spiritual & physical journey to give back with my sweat, tears, and feet.  The song is called Oceans (Where My Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United. All of my tests and acts of faith have been…

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What Ironman Failure Taught Me

What Ironman Failure Taught Me About Life and Racing Well, I’ve always said this life I’m living (to give back with my feet) is a journey. And it definitely has had it’s ups and downs. In 2012 during my first 1/2 Ironman distance race I was struck by an SUV three miles from the bike finish.…

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