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.
I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert running, (I’m entirely expecting to be squashed by the running and pack-carrying), but getting off the treadmill at 11:30 last night having sweated through my Das Parka, (through it people!) with far [...]Liza
Here is a video of an excellent talk that Sir Ranulph Feinnes gave: And here is my favorite picture of the explorer from his website: Sir Ranulph is running Marathon des Sables this year. And my goal is to get an autograph. If I come in dead last, but return home with an autograph “for Asa,” the trip will have been [...]Liza
I need to improve my blogging-while-hiking-uphill-on-the-treadmill-in-puffy-gear skills. I could have written a nice book over the weekend with those kind of skills. The sweat would have probably permanently damaged the keyboard, of course, but still… As it is, I think I’ve already about killed one set of headphones — [...]Liza
I should be hiking uphill on the treadmill in my puffy outfit. I only have 45 more minutes of babysitter time, but I want to get these blog entries back on track. And I just heard this excellent podcast Freakonomics Radio podcast on willpower. “When Willpower Isn’t Enough“. Somewhat timely… Anyway, they talked [...]Liza
Well, today has been an interesting one. One nice thing that happened was I found out I might be sharing a tent with one of these guys in the desert next month. Camel spiders. Apparently, it’s the bite that hurts…. I guess, I can stab them with my Sawyer Extractor. Is there a patron saint of arachnids I can ask to intercede [...]Liza