Liza Howard. Ultrarunning Mom.

Ultrarunning Mom

Elbert: Check

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 scenario afterwards. I wish I had a picture of his open fracture with lots of blood for you — but I forgot.


  • John

    Smart Liza! When running in lightning, make sure you’re not the tallest thing around. Isn’t Brian handy?

    • Liza Howard

      That’s what Eliot said too.

  • ATAlvarado

    Nice pic! :)

    • Liza Howard


  • Tonym1211

    Worried about you guys after Eliot told me what you were doing and hearing of storms in that area. Are you sure you’re 5’1″?

    • Liza Howard

      I measured in at 5’1 once and I’m sticking with it.

  • Erin

    those classes sound intense.

    cute photo!

    • Liza Howard

      Thanks Erin!

  • Niki

    Ha! Love that pic – you guys are cute. Those mountains sure look nice too….

    • Liza Howard

      Wish you were here.

  • Domingo

    Nice! At least with that clap of thunder made you and Brian run much faster. Finishing quicker for that alcoholic beverage after.

    • Liza Howard

      So true.

  • Eliot Howard

    Mt Ebert? Is that next to Mt. Siskel? Thumbs up on the picture.

    • Liza Howard

      Funny man.

  • Fritz

    Hey Liza! All your ultrarunning WFR scenarios at HMI inspired me to go for a trail run (on purpose). I had to eat my words as a mountain biker snob (“Running is for prey”), but they tasted surprisingly good. I ran Mt. Sneffels from the Blue Lakes TH outside Ridgway (13.6 mi RT, 4800′ vert) and had a great time. I may have to do this again sometime.

    Also, I made a WFR review poster and hung it by my door so I can scrutinize the s/s’s and tx’s of various maladies each time I walk outside.Thanks for being a great instructor!

    • Liza Howard

      That’s awesome Fritz!  Be careful though, it’s a slippery slope from Mt. Sneffels to running 100 miles.
      It was so great getting to meet you.  I hope our paths cross again before too long.