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. Follow Liza while she runs Marathon de Sables April 5 - 11.
After a long day dwelling at the cliffs, the people of the Mogollon culture would head to the hot springs for a soak. They also kept parrots and liked to dance like nobody was watching. (So, yeah, some of the volunteer docents at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument like to speculate.) No speculation below. This is the instructor [...]Liza
I’m back! My legs are a bit scratched up, my skin looks leathery, and the dirt under my nails is impervious to scrubbing, but I’m full of happiness after 20ish days sleeping under the stars. I worked with four other instructors who were so good at their jobs — and so darn smart — that the time was equal parts humbling [...]Liza
I’m hiking in sneakers this trip. I managed to get my pack weight down to about 40 pounds — and sneakers can handle that kind of weight. I brought the NB Minimus for camp shoes. It’s the lightest pack I’ve ever carried on course. I feel like I should keep it on while I’m doing my morning lunges.Liza