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
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