Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010 - Amy Xu - Team Strong Heart RAAM Update

11:59PM-CDT: Thank you everyone for your kind comments on this blog and the TSH Facebook page.  Amy is seeing all of your comments and it's really helping her stay motivated!  Keep the encouragement coming as she chases the next time cut-off at the Mississippi!  Together we can help push her through!!  GO Amy!


9:10PM-CDT: The last Time Station in Kansas has been reached.  Fort Scott, TS#30!  77F, clear & calm and even more humid yet with a 77F dew point! YUK! 100% humidity!!  On to Missouri next, looking for the Mississippi!


8:45PM-CDT: Some photos just came in!

Tim, Amy, & Sally. RAAM 2010

Amy existing Kansas. RAAM 2010

Official TSH Feeding Device

Amy Xu Still East-bound! RAAM 2010

4:36PM-CDT: Amy has reached TS#29 in Yates Center, KS.  It was 82F, winds WSW winds at 10mph.  The dew point is still a sticky 67F.  At least shes got a bit of a tail-wind!


11:54AM-CDT: Amy has made it through TS#28 in El Dorado, KS.  El Dorado was 80F, mostly cloudy, with WNW winds at 5mph.  The humidity is also starting to climb.  The current dew point was a tropical 67F.  Not a lot of Kansas left and Amy has also crossed the half-way point.  1600 miles raced so far!


9:17AM-CDT: Amy has passed through TS#27 in Maize, KS.  73F, mostly cloudy, SW winds at 9mph.  Michelle checked in this morning, To talk about yesterday, Amy had a big day riding 270 miles!  She finished the day very tired.  Amy has even started to experience some hallucinations that RAAM soloists report.  After a sleep break, food , and therapeutic care she is back on the road and doing ok.  The plan today is to get out of Kansas and into Missouri!


7:00AM-CDT: No reports yet, but Amy should be on the road to TS#27 at Maize, KS.  During this leg Amy will pass the 1/2 way mark!  She is know entering an area that has seen some flooding.  RAAM organizers could be changing the route, we'll see what the day brings.  Conditions in the area this morning: 64F, mostly cloudy, and WSW winds at 5mph.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amy, thank you for showing us watching your race a better way to live. You lead by example and put yourself on the line. Stay strong and keep thinking about turning those pedals.

Anonymous said...

Amy, the photos show how great you look.....always a smile, exuding strength and confidence. You're amazing, awesome, incredible. Keep on trucking...by doing so, you're making a HUGE difference in the lives of many children and in the attitude of what's possible for many adults.

Stephanie
Louisville, CO

wbeckman04 said...

Hey Amy, you are looking great! Half way already woohoo! I hear you've joined the "Monkey Butt Club", only for the few, the proud, the elite riders! Keep on a goin'!

Bill

Anonymous said...

Go Amy Go!!

Tom Vitt

Anonymous said...

Amy, you are doing so well! One state at a time. Sending you my best wishes.

Wendy

JayT said...

Amy! there's more miles behind you than ahead of you now! More than half way, good work!!

Tim LaCroix said...

Amy, you are doing fantastic! Thinking of you every day. Keep those peddles moving! You are a true inspiration.

Marc said...

Awesome work, Amy and crew. I am following your progress via the great posts your team is putting up here. You have terrific strength, my friend.

nerdman said...

Over half way!! Whooo hoooo!!! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Nice job Amy, your doing fantastic.Over half way and you look strong. As you tell us runners, reverse split this thing and come home "fast"and "smell the barn".

Steve

Anonymous said...

Amy you are absolutely amazing! We are so proud of you. The Zane Family is cheering you on. We love ya and I can't wait to give you a big hug! Pedal on...the hardest is behind you.

Lots of love and hugs,

The Zane Family

Anonymous said...

You are amazing Amy! 1/2 way done that is incrediable. We will keep sending you and the crew our positive thoughts. Keep up the hard work you can do this!

Anonymous said...

Amy, Keep Strong!! We all know you can do it. Sending you lots of well wishes for the north woods!!! Go, girl, go!!!

Anonymous said...

Amy: so good to see you smiling in the photos. we are thinking of you and praying for you continually. Jacob rode 45 miles in your honor at Itaska State Park over the weekend. (mom and dad did too). we are so proud of you. Your accomplishments are stellar. your positive attitude and focus is an example to us all.
cheers! Larry, Pam and Jacob

Anonymous said...

Amy - well done. It is inspiring to hear about your progress. Keep rolling - you're doing great!

John - Champlin

nerdman said...

I see that you are still smiling... That smile gives me faith that you can do this. Keep going, what you are doing is unreal!

Anonymous said...

Great job Amy! Your smiling in every picture, amazing! Besides being a great rider, your crew must have told you how our weather has been up here! Keep smiling and may the weather be better where your at!

I don't know your crew but it appears they are doing a fantastic job! Your all smiling! Keep up the great work!

Steve D.

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Anonymous said...

Amy, congrats on making it halfway. I don't know how you do it, but keep on doing it. I will bring your choice of ice cream treat next time we go running. How about spam flavored ?

Dave Grass

Laili said...

It's good to see someone doing something like you do. Keep it up ...
I hope there are many more like you around.