Go East Old Man
By Paul Reese with Joe Henderson
Nonfiction, 276 pages, 6" x 9" softcover
In Go East Old Man, marathon runner Paul Reese shares his journeys as he fulfills a quest to run across 14 Western states over five summers while in his 70s.
Even after a record-setting run across the country in 1990 at age 73 chronicles in Ten Million Steps, Paul Reese wasn't satisfied to stay home and be comfortable. Two years later, he and wife Elaine hit the road again – heading east from their California home – embarking on a mission to run across 14 states west of the Mississippi River where he had yet to tred. Reese, in his 70s, spent five summers running across those remaining states and writing daily in his journal. His notes became the basis for Go East Old Man ... but the book is not necessarily about running. Rather, it is a wide-ranging muse about travel, aging, experiences and adventure.
Useful companion to this book: The Old Man and the Road