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October 20, 2020 41 min

Jill Peterson talks about how she got the crazy idea to bike across America, the nearly ten years it took to plan, and the adventure of executing her plan.  She wrote a book about the adventure titled, "You Only Die Once."  Here's a story about an ordinary person that decided to do something extraordinary. 

Quotes to watch for:

“The more I played with the numbers, the more it got into my mind that I wanted to do it.”

“Some of it was the rush of knowing that I’m doing something that could actually kill me.”

“One of my pet peeves is when people say, ‘you only live once,’ because for me, you live every single day if you’re doing it right. And you only get one death.”

Her book is "You Only Die Once" by Jillyn Hawkley Peterson. Available on Amazon at

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