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2014 Bataan Memorial Death March

2014 Bataan Memorial Death March  I will soon be posting an event review and photos’ soon. Until then I hope you enjoy the tribute video I put together from the 2014 Bataan Memorial Death March. It was an amazing day!!!  

How to Survive the Bataan Memorial Death March

So you’re thinking about or already signed up for the Bataan Death March in WhiteSands NM. Congratulations! You are about to set forth on a great adventure. One that you’ll likely end up telling your grandkids about someday. It truly is an amazing event, if you prepare for it properly. Visit Bataan Memorial Death March…

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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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combat PTSD

The Thrill of Victory the Agony of PTSD

The Thrill of Victory the Agony of PTSD  By Myra Brandenburg For Amy Cotta, it isn’t the actual competing in extreme athletic events that gives her an adrenaline rush, it’s something so much more, deeper, more refined than just the thrill of the event….. or even the finish. Keenly aware of what its like to have…

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2013 Women’s Half Marathon

I posted my best half marathon course time at the 2013 Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville. It was a beautiful day and an awesome day for a run. The course was nice, the women were awesome — encouraging me and thanking me along the way. I’m very thankful that I have the ability to do…

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