Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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.

May 2011
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I just got done giving Eliot a haircut on the back patio.  I’ll be downloading the job application for Great Clips later today.  And speaking of haircuts, I got one yesterday.  (Length intact, fellows.)  I did not expect Eliot to notice right off the bat.  Like most people who have never had their hair washed at a beauty salon, he does not notice these things.  This is not bothersome so much as interesting.  Of course, I hadn’t finished walking in the door of a girlfriend’s house last night before “Did you get a haircut?” was asked.  Eliot defended him skills of observation later with, “Well, I did think it looked more compact.  I just didn’t think you’d gotten it cut.”  Compact?  We’re both still chuckling.

I ran for 30 minutes yesterday and the foot held up.  2 out of 10 for pain during the run and back down to that by the end of the day.  I’ll try for an hour today at that same level of discomfort today.  It was great to run again.

Okay, Asa’s put himself in his swimsuit and is standing at my elbow with two super soakers in his hand.  I can take a hint.

The Today Show is airing a piece on Team Red, White & Blue between 8:30-9:00 today.

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  • Lisa
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    Lisa Lisa

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    Good to hear you are back at it with minimal pain!

    I’m as bad as Eliot. When my husband shaves his beard I always say, “Did you cut your hair?” and I consider myself very, very observant. By the way, I think you would look darling with a little pixie cut. You have the face for it. I have a very round face so oh, no, a short cut simply would not do!

    I am jealous of the super soaker weather you are having. Today is another gray and drizzly day here in Portland. If we have another dreary summer like last year I just may insist on a move back to the Southwest somewhere. Even when a little sun peeks out here I am absolutely euphoric! My vitamin D level is very low- no surprise! But I often wonder if “normal” levels are a bit blown up. With all the vit D fortified this and that, you have to wonder what normal is.
    Have a great day!

    • lizahoward
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      We do have good sunshine down here. I always wonder what would happen to the population of San Antonio if air conditioning suddenly didn’t exist.
      The vitamin D level recommendation is interesting. The doc just prescribed a big dose of Vitamin D for me — assuming that my levels were low. I’m waiting until the blood test actually comes back to take it. I also need to dig out my nutrition texts to understand the “vitamin” a bit better.