Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.

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And Asa will learn stuff too

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I listened to an interview with Caroline Worstmann on “Marathon Talk.”  She won Comrades and Two Oceans last year, and she talked about how her family — in particular her Asa-aged child — got really excited about her attempt to win Comrades.  I want to figure out how to get Asa similarly excited about MdS.  So far I’ve forced him to watch last year’s MdS video along with a Moroccan tourism video.  He did not find either of these particularly interesting. I also made him the Overseer of Crossing Things Off my training plan.  He was hoping that would somehow entail commanding me to do pushups throughout the day.  Just using the big black Sharpie is much less exciting.  I’m sure there’s some creative way I can drag him through a bit of geography, social studies, and leadership knowledge — and right into lots of excitement for his mother’s adventure.  If you have any ideas, send them my way.

Here’s a link to last year’s MdS video.  There’s a good shot in there of me and last year’s winner — which illustrates why I should be lifting heavy things right now instead of sitting here on a kitchen stool typing.

I’ll post the full plan this week.

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  • Olga
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    Great movie. I would be excited after that!


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      Right?!?


  • Peter L
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    If he crossed something off the list, he also gets mom to do X number of pushups. Having mom do pushups seems to be the motivator; use that. And 20 years out, that’ll be an interesting memory…


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      OK. Done. I told him he could have me drop and do 20 once a day — anytime after my first cup of coffee and before his bedtime. He can’t wait for tomorrow. 🙂


  • Ted
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    How about a lego project that covers key buildings and parts of the route; including tents and lego figures of yourself and the runners.


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      That is brilliant!!! Maybe a little Lego stop action video of the race start too?


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