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.
My good friend lent me a copy of Lahcen Ahansal’s biography, “Marathon Man of the Sands: The Story of Lahcen Ahansal, the child of nomads and Moroccan star of the desert” by Marie-Pierre Fonsny. Here’s the story Lahcen’s mother told him about his birth: “My mother wishes to join my paternal grandfather, [...]Liza