Episode 49: Great Lakes, Greater Goals – Traci Lynn Martin

Episode 49: Great Lakes, Greater Goals

Interview with Traci Lynn Martin

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Feature image by Gale Straub

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 Instagram and her website ->


Traci Lynn Martin

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Traci on the water:

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  1. Erica Lake says:

    Thanks so much for this episode. More features on women in their 50s, with jobs and families, pursuing bold personal goals, please! I am looking forward to following Traci in the future.

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