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. Follow Liza while she runs Marathon de Sables April 5 - 11.
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