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.
It’s just past 4am, and I’m in the kitchen guzzling coffee and adding to my “To Do” list before I leave tomorrow for Diagonale des Fous. I’m up to 43 items including: 4. Figure out how much food to bring for 66 hours of running (minus 2 aid stations with food + 14 aid station with soup). (That’s right, [...]Liza
Ruby decided she wanted a Hello Kitty cake for her birthday this year. I was thrilled. Circle head, triangle ears, three dots for the eyes and nose and six whisker lines. Nothing but net. Yeah, I cheated on the bow. I felt like I was really pushing my luck with the frosting after the whiskers. The amount is pink frosting I’d ingested [...]Liza
I’m working on an article with Pam and Gina about running safely on the trails. There have been four attacks of trail runners in San Antonio and Austin since August. The attacks and the response to them are both upsetting. Do any of you have anything you think the article should address? Anything in particular you do to keep yourself [...]Liza
Eliot orchestrated a really fine homecoming for me. The kids were sweet to one another. There was laughter. I brought the computer to the table to show them some of the finish line pictures. They asked if it’d be okay if we watched a cat video instead. To be fair, it’s a great cat video.Liza