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.
We did it! We did it! We did it! Band of Runners 2017 Specifically, these folks did it. Band of Runners Mentors 2017 My friend Stefan took this picture of a sunrise at camp, and it pretty much captures how I felt when we wrapped up. The trail running community donated all the money and supplies to fund this camp. You all are the very best. [...]Liza
So if you were going away for a week and packing for yourself and two kids and also packing for a trail camp, how much time would you give yourself? I went with one hour, and I’ve got to say it, was a bit tight. I was teaching all weekend up in Austin, and I thought I’d have time Monday to get everything together before we left. [...]Liza
The woman I’m teaching with this weekend called me in the middle of a run, and when I told her I was running, she said, “Good for you!” And it struck me as such a nice assessment of my running, but also a funny one. On the one hand, I appreciated the praise. I was moving like a salted slug, and her words made me feel [...]Liza
Look what Rob made for the campers! How great is that!?! I’m pretty darn excited to see people wearing these. I pick up the t-shirts on Sunday. This non-profit certainly seems more real with patches and t-shirts. It’s exciting to be doing this in a new place. I’m really going to try to get the blister class filmed this time. [...]Liza
Ruby, Asa and I fly to DC on Monday night and then the ball starts rolling downhill to trail camp. We’ll buy food and then drive down on Tuesday, set things up on Wednesday, and I’ll start teaching a Wilderness First Aid course for the mentors on Thursday. I’ll finish on Friday and then the campers arrive! We have 21 veterans [...]Liza