Liza Howard. Ultrarunning Mom.

Ultrarunning Mom

Later, Training, and Thanks Tailwind Nutrition

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I really do love The Oatmeal.  I’m not following that advice these days — despite all the incredibly tasty food my mom and dad are cooking and bringing into the house.  Honestly, ramping up for Rocky will be easy compared to abstaining from the pies and pastries on display on most of  my kitchen countertops.  I can smell them from my bedroom after Ruby’s 1am feeding.  They don’t start addressing me by my first name until 3am.  Thankfully exhaustion makes the 50 yard walk to the kitchen too far to complete.

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My one-handed typing skills are improving daily.  And I’m going to run three miles again today and then try four tomorrow.  I’m still doing some uphill hiking (not “power-walking” if any medical professionals are reading) on the treadmill.  And it feels really good.  I’m about 116 pounds — 18 pounds more than I usually weigh, but I feel pretty darn light — compared to how I felt 10 days ago.  It’ll be interesting to see how the weight comes off over the next few months.  Asa was so colicky and I was such a new mom that I lost weight pretty quickly — because I couldn’t manage to feed myself.  I’ve got more skills now, so we’ll see how it goes.  I’m sure Ruby would prefer I kept the pillow top mattress pad, but I’ve got some running to do. ;)

I wanted to thank Tailwind Nutrition for their support of the Trail Running Camp and for Team Red, White & Blue’s hiking camp.    The hiking camp is taking place this weekend in North Carolina and Jenn Pharr Davis is helping out.  How cool is that?!?  Tailwind has been very generous supporting these camps.  Thank you Tailwind!

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  • Cheryl Anderson

    You both look great!

    • Liza Howard

      Thanks so much Cheryl!!

  • mtnrunner2

    Ruby! Congratulations, folks. Guess I’m a bit late to the party, but better late than never. Well, off to congratulate Herbert Hoover on his successful presidential campaign!

    • Liza Howard

      Nice! :)

  • Tonje Elisabeth Aarøe

    Amazed that you manage to run so soon, that’s an example to follow :) Love the pic of you both, Ruby is adorable!

    • Liza Howard

      I’m an addict Tonje. That’s all. ;)

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