STEP ON IT follows one womanas 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 raceas 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, aCan I do it.a His answer was always, aYes 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. ... But when they turned off the highway into the motel parking lot that night, the overhanging rear bottomed out on the crown in the middle of ... Unfortunately, the jack was small, not the industrial size you see at car repair shops.
|Title||:||STEP ON IT|
|Publisher||:||SRA Publishing - 2013-12-27|