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.
I’m up at 4 again to run before the family wakes, but it sounds like there’s a monsoon outside. So I’m going to make myself comfortable on the couch for a while instead. Core workout, walking lunges, another cup o’ coffee and then maybe some wet running. It’s not like it’s a cold rain here on Oahu. [...]Liza
OMG! these kids are sleeping late on Christmas morning. It’s 7am. I have been up since 4:30. Come on people, there are presents to unwrap! Santa ate the cookies, the reindeer nibbled on the carrots, there are a pile of new presents under the tree that weren’t there when everybody went to bed, and somebody put a Santa hat [...]Liza
Eliot’s turned 40! He’s looking very handsome this morning drinking coffee from his Hawaii coffee mug tapping his foot to Mele Kalikimaka on the radio. (Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say / On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day) We’re taking him to Waikiki for surf lessons this morning. And then we’ll fete him [...]Liza
It’s 4am and I’ve been up for the last hour doing a core workout and trying to figure out my sister’s coffee machine. I figure I’ll put the four hour time difference to work for me and try to get my workouts in before the family gets up. (So they don’t give my Christmas presents to the dogs to chew on.). [...]Liza
6:35am San Antonio Airport They just walked the bomb sniffing dog onto the plane. It’s about half an hour past our 6am departure time. This does not seem like a good sign we’ll make our connecting flight in LA. Asa is asleep in Eliot’s arms. I handed him over after the first hour. He doesn’t sit in my lap [...]Liza