Liza Howard. Ultrarunning Mom.

Ultrarunning Mom

Leg work and tiny triathletes

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, but I haven’t been able to make the trip to the Y yet this week. I’ve got my fingers crossed I’ll get to slip into the sexy spray skirt and spandex shorts tomorrow.
Asa learned to ride his pedal bike while I was out in California. (Eliot’s promised not to teach the boy anything significant while I’m away again.)
Now which way to the tiny tots triathlon?

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(Yes, he is wearing socks with his sandals. I almost made him take them off, but I didn’t want to take part in the 15 minute “But Why?” discussion that would require me to introduce “fashion” and “Germans.” Certainly the socks didn’t really detract from his ensemble.)

  • Lisa

    oh my goodness he is so cute and “fashion” and “Germans”- hilarious! Although Liza, Mr. Asa may be up on his fashion because I see sandals with socks in fashion mags lately!

    • http://lizahoward.wordpress.com lizahoward

      What? My mother would not approve. ;)

  • Gene Taylor

    Don’t know about fashion mags and sandals with socks but I have been doin’ that fashion statement for several years (now that I am officially old). I thought the old guy group had a lock on that piece of “dress”.
    Good luck with the 50% running!
    Gene

    • http://lizahoward.wordpress.com lizahoward

      I just remember my mother laying down the law when I tried to walk out the door in 4th grade in a pair of sandals with socks. “You will NOT leave the house in those!”
      Now are your socks black Gene?
      The 50% running felt like 100% running– sweated all over the place.

      • Gene Taylor

        No, mostly white or off white (brown stained with mud from the trails) but I have to admit to sometimes wearing the much more stylish gray socks (but only with black sandals). It will be a few more years before I even think of wearing black socks.

        • http://lizahoward.wordpress.com lizahoward

          :)