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.
I think the moon over Virginia is better than the moon over San Antonio — or my dad’s camera has better eyes than I do. Anyway, I used to work with a guy who would start most sentences with, “I’m not going to lie.” “I’m not going to lie, we’re not going to get to camp until after midnight.” [...]Liza
I just reserved a campsite for Tussey. Now I just need to make some straws for my water bottles. I was grumpy when I found out the straws cost $15. $30 for two straws?!? But then I happened upon this DIY soft flask straw-making tutorial. How cool is that? Of course, it turns out it’s not quite as easy to slide the plastic hose over the [...]Liza
My mom is home from the hospital and eating a bland, non-gaseous diet. Chicken broth and mashed potatoes. It struck me that I might be eating very well be eating the same thing come Sunday at Tussey Mountainback — or aiming for bland and non-gaseous anyway. I’ve told my mom she’s not allowed to get sick anymore. She’s [...]Liza
Well, another successful donut-filled Wilderness First Responder Recert is in the books. Not a bad haul at all — though it was a bit hot in Tucson for cupcakes. I had to make the students put them to use in a hypoglycemia scenario to finish them off by the end of class. “For this next scenario, you will need: an ensolite pad, [...]Liza