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.
More often than not I am sad about the clutter in our family car. Not so this morning. I will be forever thankful for the random bath towel in the backseat. Asa and I were driving Eliot downtown for a meeting when Asa mentioned he wasn’t feeling well. I figured he just wasn’t excited about going to the YMCA with me afterwards [...]Liza
The cat and I are lounging on an exercise mat in the middle of the living room. I just finished doing a bunch of leg and core work. Yesterday I started getting panicky about the climbs at Leadville. Running against water resistance is great and all (love it!), but it’s not a hill. I got the go-ahead to set the Alter G to 50% body weight, [...]Liza
I am beat. Somehow it’s 10:30pm and the boy has just settled down for the night. I have my fingers crossed for a late morning wake-up. 7am Lord? I’m still feeling a bit seasick from the aqua jogging tonight. I couldn’t get to the neighborhood pool until 5:20pm — prime cannonballing time for kids and their [...]Liza
Have you all read Marshall Ulrich’s book Running on Empty? It describes his 3000+ mile run across the United States (averaging 60 miles a day) and the journey’s impact on him physically, psychologically, and spiritually. I downloaded it for the plane ride home yesterday and I didn’t stop reading until Eliot pulled up [...]Liza
I’m sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Sacramento scribbling on one of those tiny hotel notepads while my phone charges. Formula One is on the TV and the housekeeping staff is vacuuming and cleaning up the continental breakfast fixings. I’m feeling a bit wrecked after crewing at Western States yesterday, but I am chock full of [...]Liza