Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.

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Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.


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Inspiration

I’m writing at the end of a very nice evening with old and new friends.  K. and Asa’s chum, T., come over every Monday for dinner while the Texas legislature is in session.  We look forward to their company all week.  Some Mondays the boys are buddies, and some Monday’s they’re decidedly not.  Most Mondays they’re [...]

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Setting myself up for success

I don’t want anybody to have a heart attack (especially you Dad), but I actually managed to clean the house a bit today.  Right, we’re not actually talking clean here.  It’s more “not filthy”  after four hours of scrubbing.  But at 10:30 pm on a Sunday night, “not filthy” is fairly satisfying. [...]

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Too hot for lettuce!

This is what we’ve been up to today.  Lettuce, beans, carrots, melons, radishes, squash, tomatoes, swiss chard: All planted by my green-thumbed husband.  (So by “we” I mean I was in the house napping while Eliot was working.)  I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a black thumb.  Before I gave up on houseplants, [...]

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Sweat tests and wild free time

I went to bed around 9 last night and woke up at 6:30, so apparently I’m still catching up on a bit of sleep.  I read a book on sleep years ago (ah, the good old days when there was that kind of wild free time) by some important sleep study physician fellow that said people will sleep only as much as they need to, once they catch up [...]

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Oatmeal, diabesity, and sleep

Mark Bittman has an opinion piece in the New York Times about McDonald’s oatmeal. It reveals what you might expect about the ingredients that are in McDonald’s oatmeal  besides oats, but I thought this was particularly good: “Incredibly, the McDonald’s product contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and only 10 fewer calories [...]

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