Liza Howard. Ultrarunning Mom.

Ultrarunning Mom

Butterballs, Murderers, and Training

rubythanksgivingSo that was Thanksgiving with the Little Butterball.  There has been little sleep since then.  Lots of cuteness and baby smiles — and a good number of miles run — but not much sleep.

Ruby’s asleep in my lap right now while  Eliot finishes reading Asa his bedtime story.  I’m planning to take a nap for a few (5?) hours and then I’ll hop on the treadmill.  Thinking of five hours as a long nap makes it seem a lot more restful than only sleeping for five hours overnight.  I only got two hours of sleep last might (6 week growth spurt????), and my no-beer-until-Rocky  Raccoon resolution fell by the wayside about 6pm tonight.  Eliot was telling me about an episode of Dexter in which Dexter couldn’t complete a murder because he was so tired from his newborn.  Odd to empathasize with a fictional serial murderer…

OK, I’ve got 2.5 hours on the treadmill and a bunch of strength exercises.  And 10 more baby pounds to shed.  Bleh.


  • Gene Taylor

    Hi Liza,
    Great picture. She looks so much like Momma!!!
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving,

    • Liza Howard

      Thanks Gene! It was a great Thanksgiving. I hope yours was too. Ruby just hasn’t been sleeping, which doesn’t make for interesting blogging. I’m looking forward to being awake enough again to string some sentences together.