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.
“No matter where you’re going to be on Sunday, September 11th, please join Team Red, White & Blue and make a ‘moving tribute’ to honor those lost on 9/11, the servicemen & women who have been killed or wounded since 9/11—and all their families. By committing to walk, run, bike, or hike on September 11th, [...]Liza
My mother in-law has been in town for the past few days and Asa’s been eating up the unconditional granny-ing. Last night he convinced Kate to read him seven chapters of James and the Giant Peach. She doesn’t get to visit much, so there wasn’t all that much wheedling involved. “One more chapter?” “Okay.” [...]Liza
Today’s my anniversary. Year seven is done and Eliot and I are embarking on Year 8. He assures me he didn’t feel the least bit itchy last year. Good thing. We usually get each other something having to do with the traditional anniversary gifts. Year 1 was paper: homemade stationary for me and many little folded paper [...]Liza
I spent last night at the Shoe, the last of the races in the Capt’n Karl’s Trail Series. Asa still doesn’t allow for much racetime volunteering, so I was really looking forward to this Saturday night. Eliot was in town and we planned a family-volunteering excursion. I imagined heartwarming scenes of Asa handing runners electrolyte [...]Liza
I just posted this Statler and Waldorf bit from the Muppet Show in a response to Sarah. They totally capture post-ultra self-talk, don’t they? STATLER: Boo! WALDORF: Boooo! S: That was the worst thing I’ve ever [done]! W: It was terrible! S: Horrendous! W: Well it wasn’t that bad. S: Oh, yeah? W: Well, there were parts of it [...]Liza