022 A Conversation with Julie Gibbs, Project Athena Goddess


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Adventure, Kayaking, Training, Biking, Fundraising


On this episode, we interview Julie Gibbs, a Project Athena Goddess who has taken a couple of adventures with us. Julie shares details of how she transitioned from a non-active life to participating in the Santa Barbara adventure, which involved 70+ miles of kayaking, biking, and trekking. You’ll learn why training with a group is important, some ideas for fundraising, and how an adventure like this can change your life.

You’ll discover:

  • How Julie got involved in Project Athena, and why she signed up for the Santa Barbara adventure, a 70+ mile adventure of kayaking, biking, and trekking.
  • Julie’s training plan for the Santa Barbara adventure, how she transitioned from virtually no activity to going on the adventure, and her overall experience on the trip.
  • The important role that group training played in Julie’s preparation.
  • How she prepared herself for the paddling portion of her first adventure.
  • Julie’s experience raising funds.
  • How Julie’s adventures with Project Athena has changed her life going forward.
  • Julie’s new role with Project Athena, and her advice for taking the plunge and finding yourself again.

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