Liza Howard. Ultrarunning Mom.

Ultrarunning Mom

Older women, parking garages, and flour

I’ve been hanging out on the treadmill at 15% and it’s been seriously cutting into my blog time. :)  And my glutes are tender this morning.  I’m heading to the parking garage at UTSA tonight to do some stairwell climbing.  It’ll be difficult to imagine the top level is Hope Pass, but I’m game.  It’s been raining here for a few days, so the humidity should simulate 12,000 feet nicely.

We had our good friend Niki over on Tuesday night and Asa fell in love.  I teased him about his preschool girlfriend, Annika, in front of her and he gave me a very dark look.  Eliot took me to task: Never mention the 5 year-old girlfriend when the boy is in the process of wooing another older woman.  Asa pulled out his stash of glow in the dark bracelets and gave her a pink one.  Love.

I made the mistake later of asking him to get the flour out of the pantry for me, so I could make us all an apple tart.  The emotional exuberance of new love and all-purpose flour don’t mix.  (Not pictured: The 4×4 foot flour floor.)

  • Tim Smith

    He even had his World Karate shirt on. He was in full player mode!

    • Liza Howard

      He put on his breastplate and helmet later for her.  Sword, shield, the whole nine yards.  Soon he’ll be begging to go on snake counts with her I’m sure.

      • Niki

        So. Much. Fun. !! The Flour was the icing on the cake (or WAS it the cake)??

  • Domingo

    Nice picture!

    • Liza Howard


  • Tony

    Uh huh. Going with the old Klutz routine to win over the girl. Asa’s slick.

    • Liza Howard

      It was pretty amusing.  Can’t wait to see his moves once he turns five next month.

  • Tom

    That’s sweet – he even gave Niki a flour. Good wisdom from Eliot as well!

    • Liza

      Eliot’s chock full of good advice like that. :)

  • Pommers

    Brilliant! Top man. Elliot must be very proud.

    • Liza