On this episode of Journey of the Rhode Runner, Paul is joined by the author of All the Way Strong, Celeste Joan. As Paul heads toward a career in writing, he found Celeste’s YouTube/AuthorTube channel, He discovered that Celeste was releasing her debut novel, and it centers around a cross country and track runner. This is a great book to pick up now as we head into cross-country season. Paul cannot recommend this well-written book highly enough!
Paul and Celeste have a great conversation about both writing and running.
Here is a description of All the Way Strong:
I can’t go back. I can’t change things. I can’t let them see my pain.
Rain, wind, heat, or snow, high school junior Olivia Bennett is used to running no matter the circumstance. Even when the pain in her knee causes her to slow down, she still competes against herself every cross-country meet. That’s what she trained herself to do.
Until one day, the pain is too unbearable to hide from her coach. Forced to stop running until she’s cleared by a doctor, one visit with her primary care physician quickly turns into multiple visits to the hospital. When a devastating diagnosis is reached, the idea of running again slips from her grasp.
While deciding whether to fight for her past or embrace an uncertain future, Olivia does her best to focus on normal life, hoping she won’t lose more of herself along the way.
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