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 long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.
Road to trail conversion
I got up at 5 to run and it took about 6 miles before I was feeling like a kind and cheerful person again. Usually I’m less grinch-like after only 2 miles. But that’s trail miles. Maybe I’ve found the conversion: 2 trail miles = 6 road miles… as far as running to ameliorate moodiness goes anyway. As much as my [...]Liza
Mudfest at Bandera?
I’ve spoken to a handful of folks who froze camping last year at Bandera and I’d planned to write a good post about sleeping warm. But it looks like that won’t be a problem this year; 62 and rainy is the forecast 9 days out. Mudfest. Who knows what might happen between now and then though. I’ll post “Sleeping [...]Liza
Last night my mom and dad, sister, Eliot, and I sat around the table after dinner playing Table Topics. It’s a huge deck of cards with questions that are meant to provoke “great conversations.” We were playing the Family Edition, so the questions were pretty tame. (I’m curious about the Girls Night Out Edition.) [...]Liza
On Airrosti and PVC pipes
I use a 2 foot piece of 6 inch PVC pipe as a leg roller. It’s awesome and it cost $4 at the Home Depot in San Antonio. I did not bring it to Hawaii because it seemed like a piece of PVC pipe was probably on some airport security banned object list. (“No, really, I roll on it; I can show you.”) I figured my sister [...]Liza
Do they remind you of the night sky? My dad sent my mom, sister, and me to a fancy spa yesterday. And I want to give a big smooch to whomever started the whole black nail polish trend. Gothic-chic runner with bruised toenails? The sparkles were my sister’s idea. Asa told me he liked red toenails better, but that the sparkles [...]Liza