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 national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
Asa’s busy making papel picado for out Rockhopper gathering this evening. Except he’s not using scissors, so I guess they’re more like prayer flags — except they’re made out of paper and not cloth. It’ll be festive regardless. He’s instructed me to hang them high, so they won’t be disturbed [...]Liza
Is that how you spell that? Eliot is taking some vacation time and we’re mostly staying in town enjoying being a family. We’re going to go on a canoe trip for a few days on the upper Guadalupe and climbing out at Enchanted Rocks, but mostly we’re just going to do a little reflection and lots of pool time. (104 degrees [...]Liza
I just couldn’t bring myself to believe it was going to rain at this year’s Western States. Sure, I’d heard the pre-race weather reports. Unseasonably cold. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the 50s. With a 30% chance of rain. In my mind, that meant clouds and a few brief showers. Surely it didn’t mean 4 hours [...]Liza
Hello from San Antonio! I’m sitting at my desk working my way through piles of paperwork and bills and e-mails that have been ignored since I left for Leadville. So when we last spoke, I was in Lead-vegas teaching a Wilderness First Responder Course. My friend Brian came to town and we ran up and down Mts. Elbert and Massive. We [...]Liza
Brian and I ran up Mt. Elbert yesterday after class. (Witness the challenge of the 5’1 and 6’6 person photo.) (And don’t our teeth look kind of huge?) We didn’t have a lot of time for posing because there was a nice clap of thunder as soon as we got there. Brian was kind enough to be a patient in our night rescue [...]Liza