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Amanda | Overcoming Loss. Female Officer. Ultra Running Ep.12

November 11, 2018 Season 1 Episode 12
Shine Strong
Amanda | Overcoming Loss. Female Officer. Ultra Running Ep.12
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Shine Strong
Amanda | Overcoming Loss. Female Officer. Ultra Running Ep.12
Nov 11, 2018 Season 1 Episode 12
Amanda
Amanda shares her experiences as a military professional, tips on how to overcome loss, ultra running, and more!
Show Notes

1:40 introducing Amanda 

3:30 What made Amanda stay in the military even though she never anticipated making it a career

4:40 Amanda’s first overseas deployment 

7:00 A life defining moment in Amanda’s life 

10:00 Asking WHY? Turning self pity around by focusing on some goals to find peace. 

11:30 Amanda’s 4 goals.

12:50 What Amanda took away from accomplishing her 4 goals and what it set her up for. 

13:45 Seizing the moment. 

“Today is the last day before tomorrow”

“Why put off for tomorrow what you could do today”

15:00 How life rewarded Amanda 

“You can’t control what opportunities you will be afforded”

17:30 What Amanda attributes to working through her grief

19:00 Ultra Running

“The power of positive thought” 

“You’re going to go through highs and lows, and you have to receive those lows and say I recognize you and your there, and let it go”

21:20 Getting through the “lows” — dealing with the chatter in your mind. If you find yourself having a pity party — recognize it and find a way to let it go. There is always a high on the other end. 

24:20 PTSD — everyone has different thresholds for stress. 
 “It’s not my job to judge whether one of my soldier has PTSD.” Surrounded herself with other strong people who live a similar high intensity lifestyle. 

26:20 Surround yourself with people who can serve as a voice of reason. 

27:20 Being a dual military couple and her perspective on that

30:00 Trying to plan a family as a dual military couple and a female in the military

32:30 If Amanda could do anything….

33:45 What Amanda is obsessed with

Rodan + Fields —  REVERSE, LashBoost (Ask Leah for more details on her website!)

Trekking poles (running poles)






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