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 national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
There is a good 15 pounds of candy in the house that wasn’t here yesterday due to these ghouls. We should have stopped once Ruby needed help lifting her plastic pumpkin, but her brother kept us going. We did come up with a great new drinking game, though. Every time you holler at your kid to say thank you for the candy they’ve [...]Liza
Nothing like some guilt about faltering on a blogging streak to cripple the streak. That, jet lag and feeling like a salted slug. But, no more! I’m back running — 30 whole minutes yesterday — and getting ready for this year’s trail camp. Camp is the 10th and I’m teaching a Wilderness First Aid class for all [...]Liza
I flew and waiting in airports for close to 33 hours yesterday — and the day before. I left my hotel on Reunion Island on the ZE bus at 6am on Monday morning Reunion Time. I got home last night at 6pm San Antonio time. The time between is a blur — except for the 10 hours overnight at Charles De Gaul airport in Paris next to a lady [...]Liza
Fire breathing Clown Lady at the 10pm race start. There’s a 66 hour cutoff for the 100 miles and 30,000+ feet of vertical gain for Diagonale des Fous, a 25 year-old race on Reunion Island. I was ready to hike that far, if it came down to it, when I lined up at the start Thursday night. Don’t get me wrong, I was hoping to run and [...]Liza
The adventure begins! San Antonio to St. Louis to Newark to Paris to Mauritius to Reunion Island to Diagonale des Fous! That’s the easy part. Then, I’m supposed to take a taxi from the airport in the north of the island to packet pickup an hour away in the south. Afterwards, I’ll taxi to the hotel which looks to be back up [...]Liza