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.
I know this isn’t good by movie-industry standards, but it definitely gets the students’ attention. It’s supposed to be a partial thickness burn. I’ve got to work on the blisters. The antibiotic ointment isn’t yellow enough. Maybe Vaseline. It’s just weird to travel with a big jar of Vaseline — [...]Liza
I sat down to work through emails this morning and realized the medical certificate for Diagonale des Fous was due on the 15th. There was all sorts of red bolded type that I’d managed to overlook (by not opening the email about the medical certificate.) I had a physical in February and called my doctor’s office to see if they’d [...]Liza
When I was teaching this weekend, one of the students came up to me during a break after lunch and said, “You probably don’t remember me, but…” (This kind of lead in always upsets my stomach. Oh no, what kind of misstep have I made?) “You were one of my instructors up in Alaska in 2005.” (Instant relief. [...]Liza
I made the best of teaching the Wilderness First Aid class inside an REI store this weekend — far from anything resembling wilderness. I’d tried on different hydration packs and gave each a good wear test while I taught. I just happened to be wearing a Salomon pack when my co-instructor started teaching the dislocations class. [...]Liza
I’m teaching the Wilderness First Aid course inside an REI today. The students have been game about the scenario space next to the dumpsters in the alley out back, and luckily there is a Starbucks next door to keep me caffeinated and in good humor. Ah, the Wild. I get to see my parents tonight, and I can’t wait. After they [...]Liza