I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
Ruby and Asa are both in school today, and I have been plowing through old emails. 46 to go! Leadville was wonderful as usual. More on that in the coming days. After Leadville, I headed to Death Valley to crew my friend’s Badwater 146 Crossing. (Whirlwind summer vacation and most excellent work trip.) The Crossing goes from Badwater [...]Liza
I’m blogging from first class en route to Denver. It is a complete surprise being up here, and I’m fairly sure the other seven people up here know I’m really an economy-class girl. The flight attendants certainly do — even though I’ve done my best not to marvel at things or straighten my legs out fully in [...]Liza
Well, hello from the couch. Yup, I made it out of the closet. I’m heading up to Leadville on Thursday to pace a client at the race. That means I will be doing my own little experiment in altitude-induced headaches on Friday and Saturday. I managed not to die on a similar travel schedule when I paced my good friend, Brian, at Hardrock. [...]Liza
Hello from my closet. That’s right. I’m blogging from my bedroom closet. And there’s a nightstand barricading the bedroom door. I’d take a picture, but I’m afraid that somehow might disclose my location to the children. That’s right, I’m hiding from my children in the closet — in order [...]Liza
An athlete I’m working with wrote that she felt she was running through oobleck. I didn’t know the word, but boy, am I glad that I do now. (It’s a pressure-dependent, non-newtonian fluid. (Oooh!) It acts like a liquid when it’s poured, but when you exert force on it, it’s a solid. You make it with cornstarch [...]Liza