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.
Iron deficiency anemia. (Thyroid’s fine — just beefy.) My ferritin levels, on the other hand, are LOW. I’ll get a copy of my labs today and write more about iron deficiency anemia, which is soooooooo common for female distance runners. But, right now, I wanted you to know that all is well down here in San Antonio [...]Liza
A young man was already in the elevator when I stepped in at the Extended Stay America this morning. We said good morning and then he began pulling crumpled hundred dollar bills out of his wallet. “Damn! I can’t use any of these in the vending machine.” He’d pulled at least $500 out of his wallet by this time. [...]Liza
I am poooooped. Eliot said Asa fell asleep on the carpet on top of a pile of Legos while he was cooking dinner tonight. I feel like I could fall asleep on top of a pile of Legos myself without too much trouble. I ran with sweet friends at 5 this morning, got back to the hotel room at 7:25, showered and dressed by 7:35, drove to UT and [...]Liza
Dear Santa, I hope you, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and reindeer are well. I have been a good boy this year…. For Christmas, may I please have: 1. An oil can (What?!? I swear that’s what Asa said. I was expecting “fire truck with a trailer and rescue boat.” That’s been number one on the list since October. [...]Liza
One of Eliot’s students brought over a box full of rocks as his white elephant gift for the Christmas party. They were still sitting on the living room floor this morning when I headed out to the treadmill and, well, it was just too tempting. I’m practicing my uphill running (without the rocks). I need to get stronger running [...]Liza