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STEP ON IT follows one womana€™s progression from an occasional athlete to a competitor in the Race Across America. It covers the 15 months from being asked to join a RAAM team to the racea€™s finish in Annapolis and is part love story, part travelogue; and a study of training discipline, time management and of perseverance. When the gun goes off, Amy is immediately challenged by the climbs, hot weather and unfavorable winds in western deserts and the team falls off the pace of the previous record holders, which they were hoping to eclipse. But slowly, they begin to claw back time as they charge into the Great Plains. Ahead lies the changeable wind conditions of Kansas, the humidity of the Mississippi Valley and the heartbreaking climbs of the Appalachians, as they seek the record. As a middle-aged woman with a successful real estate career, Amy is encouraged by her husband to try new challenges and to push her limits. When doubts would arise or a concern about appearances occurred, she often would turn to him and ask, a€œCan I do it.a€ His answer was always, a€œYes you can.a€ The race was a fitting coda to that question.Mike and Richie had driven the Audi Q5 from Denver and we were the first of the team to arrive. ... which would have to be one of those equally large units that probably cost an arm and a leg to get service from or to telephone the owner of theanbsp;...

Author: Michael Shonstrom
Publisher:SRA Publishing - 2013-12-27

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