Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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.

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Liza Howard

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.


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Still en route to South Africa

Hello from somewhere north of Africa. I’ve been heading to South Africa for almost 12 hours now, and Eliot, Asa and I have about 9 hours to go. I figure the pulmonary embolism will hit somewhere over the Equator. I’m drinking tiny bottles of free red wine to thin my blood. (You can have your knowledge of physiology and I can have [...]

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Snippets en route to South Africa

Eliot is in full tourist mode here at the Houston airport. He struck up a conversation with a guy in the Starbucks line. (Heading to Nicaragua for 2 months, missionary, likes to bike, violence in Nicaragua isn’t as bad as the media makes out.). Eliot shared our raison d’être with him. “We’re running an ultra marathon [...]

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Hilarity and Pacing Eliot at Comrades

Hi New Blog Readers lured in by the promise of hilarity in Trail Running magazine!  (Longtime Blog Readers: We’ve got a bit of company!)  So I couldn’t be more excited about being included on this list with all these folks.  I happily shared the news with  everyone I talked to.  “Yeah, a torn meniscus is really going [...]

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Trail Camp shout out from CNN

My co-instructor is teaching about spinal injuries right now, and I’m hiding behind the sink.  There’s not really another place to be while the teaching is going on — and it’s close to the coffee.   I have to teach lifts and rolls in a minute, but I wanted to get a post up before I did. So CNN put the RWB Trail Camp [...]

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Will you walk into my parlor?

I almost ran into this little song bird during my run on Monday.  You can just make out a strand of the spider web he’s caught in  behind him.  He was absolutely still, and I thought he was dead.  I took a picture — as one does with dead birds in trail blocking spider webs — and then I untangled him.  Well, I looked [...]

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