Liza Howard. Ultrarunning Mom.

Ultrarunning Mom

Heading off to the Galiuro

I leave Thursday to work a WMI/NOLS course in the Galiuro Wilderness.  Thursday!   I will be happy to send you a copy of my yard-long “To Do Before Thursday” list if want to feel better about how on top of things you are.  I’ve never been to the Galiuros, which are about 45 miles northeast of Tucson, but I hear the mountain lion population is healthy.  So it looks like I will be forcing some lucky student to run with me early in the morning.  Did you read Joe Grant’s account of being stalked by a mountain lion on a run recently?  Read it.  Yes, some lucky large student… (Of course, that would be after we’d accomplished the course’s goals and only if the student really wanted to act as mountain lion bait.)  (Would make for a nice final medical scenario though…)

Running: 20 minute warm-up and cool down and 8 X 1 minutes hill repeats in the middle

  • Domingo Gomez

    Have a safe trip. Don’t become mountain lion snack.

  • Anonymous

    I would make a poor snack. Not even a good appetizer really. Hopefully I will not have to try to convince ant mega fauna of this.

  • TBowling2

    I loved reading about Joe Grant’s encounter — very honest & frightening. Plus, the idea of doing a 100 miles unsupported & on ones’ own takes an incredibly free & determined spirit!