Episode Summary

Traci Lynn Martin is currently attempting two big goals: 1) to set a new world record for number of miles paddled in a surfski kayak 2) to be the first to circumnavigate all 5 Great Lakes in that kayak within 12 months. These are seriously big goals, but to Traci, they're just a series of little goals to show other people with Rheumatoid Arthritis what they could achieve, too.

Episode Notes

Traci Lynn Martin is currently attempting two big goals: 1) to set a new world record for number of miles paddled in a surfski kayak 2) to be the first to circumnavigate all 5 Great Lakes in that kayak within 12 months. These are seriously big goals, but to Traci, they're just a series of little goals to show other people with Rheumatoid Arthritis what they could achieve, too.

We talk with Traci about how she got into endurance kayaking, what motivated her to begin this journey, how it feels to be out there on the water day after day, and how she'll feel if she doesn't achieve those big goals. We were left feeling inspired by her mental and physical fortitude. As of yesterday, she had ~270 miles left to paddle in December for the world record.

Go Traci, Go!

Follow Traci's journey "Just Around the Pointe" on her website, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Music is by Lee Rosevere, Portrayal, and PC-One.

About the Show

Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.