Rest for the night ahead

Michael is through TS33 and taking a rest for the night ahead.  A well deserved rest.  Weather shows a 30-50% chance of rain going east of St. Louis.  Hopefully we’ll get 100% cloud cover and no rain.  Although maybe rain will be a relief and change of scenery from the blistering hot weather.  More to come as he gets going again.  So far Michael has averaged about 12 mph today and is at 11.5 for the entire race.  This puts him in striking distance of Annapolis under the time limit.  What a  great moment that will be – keep cheering.

2 thoughts on “Rest for the night ahead

  1. You are doing it Michael! Your are chasing a dream and it is becoming reality! You re 2/3 of the way there……2/3! It is just unbelievable! You have weathered (no pun intended!) cold, rain, wind, extreme heat and excessive humidity along the way and have conquered all. Keep the momentum going. Annapolis is getting closer and closer…’ve made it to T33 already and T53 is coming into view. We think about you constantly throughout the day and track your progress every moment we get the chance. We’re passing the word about your race to everyone back home so the crowd is getting louder and stronger as we cheer you through the next 1000 miles. Listen hard and you will hear us! You are our hometown hero! Rest Well….we pray for another productive day for you tomorrow! To the Crew — Awesome Job! How blessed Michael is to have each and every one of you right there taking care and watching over him. You’re helping him make this happen!!!!
    ” With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton (That’s our Michael!)

  2. Like Bob & Pam said above, Michael has battled the extremes. I got to talk to him during T33 and he described the radical transitions between extreme heat of the California dessert and the freezing temperatures at 9000′ in Colorado, where he huddled in front of the heater in a 90 degree car. And then back to the heat and wind, and then pouring rain and cold.

    He is a hero.

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