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 long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.
Chaos Report: I think I told you I was writing a book review for EnduranceBuzz.com about Steve Magness’ book The Science of Running? And how I’d given myself an October 1st deadline to make sure I got it read? Yeah, so of course it’s the 30th and I am up late working on it. Why doesn’t September have 31 days? [...]Liza
Jeremy Doherty, the RD of Mogollon Monster, posted this about his decision to cancel the race. It’s worth the read. Read more and the comments at www.mogollonmonster100.com. I was really surprised at the anger and rudeness directed at Jeremy from some of the runners arriving at mile 51. Jeremy had spent a good two hours at [...]Liza
Chaos report: I am sitting between two corpulent men on a Southwest flight headed to Phoenix. I was fast asleep about thirty seconds after I wedged myself into the middle seat. (Right after I drank the last drop of my double latte.) And I woke up with my mouth wide open and my head almost resting on the meaty shoulder of aisle-side guy. [...]Liza
Chaos report: I imagine we’ll be finding severed heads in the refrigerator next. Training: Full of phlegm and germs. Running on hold. Eating: Pictures: Ruby’s eaten through my phone case, so the camera lens was exposed to a bit of condensation. Makes for a nice effect.Liza
Chaos report: I was not struck by lighting at any point during the entire hour I spent counseling a roomful of people at the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau about work-life balance. I paused to check for gathering black clouds right before I started in on “the importance of sleep,” but my luck held. Training: I [...]Liza