I stumbled across this website: http://www.rozsavage.com/ and accompanying blog: http://rozsavage.blogspot.com/ the other day and haven't yet gotten a chance to post the links to them.
Roz Savage is a former office worker who decided to put away the filing cabinet and pull out the paddles. She rowed across the Atlantic Ocean (3,000 miles) and is current trying to row across the Pacific. She has already rowed from San Francisco to Hawaii, and she left Hawaii 16 days ago--you can track her progress on her blog/website.
What an accomplishment! It speaks volumes to those of us (present company included) who sometimes fail to recognize that reinvention is possible at any time, and that aspirations are attainable though the goal may be daunting, and in some cases, dangerous.