Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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


An accounting 32/365


3am-7:49am: Work on Trail Sisters article (Working title/pet name: The Albatross — and not because that’s what it’s about)(Also, when this thing is finally published, please leave a comment. I think that might be the only way to reinflate my soul. (Inflatable souls…) It’ll be like clapping for Tinkerbell.)

7:49am: Eliot decides he’d better not bike to work due to the fog

7:49-7:53am: Actually running around the house to get clothes to put on Ruby and myself

7:54-8:00am: Drive Eliot to work

8:00-8:20am: Drive Ruby to school, listen to apocalyptic morning news about North Korea, talk to my mom

8:20-8:32am: Finish dressing Ruby, engage in daily pony tail battle, fake peacefulness and competence for Ruby’s teachers, do a little dance on the walk back to the car

8:32-8:45am: Drive home thinking about The Albatross

8:45-11:10am: Work on The Albatross (Look, it might be boring as sin, but, really, please read it and tell me you appreciated learning that European trail runners are actually less concerned about being attacked by wild animals than American trail runners.)

11:10am-12:15pm: Run with friend while venting about The Albatross (I might have earned the Worst Running Partner award. I certainly earned the Prickly Friend award when I yelled, “Oh no!” to her request to use our bathroom before we started running. In my defense, see the above schedule and note how there’s no mention of bathroom cleaning, tidying, or dish washing.) (She did in fact use the bathroom after promising to close her eyes.)

12:15-2:00pm: Finish Albatross Final Draft and send off “DONE!!!” texts and emails

2:00-2:05pm: Put on jeans. Put puffy jacket over stinky running shirt. Locate shoes.

2:05-2:30pm: Drive to Ruby’s school

2:30-3:00pm: Drive to Asa’s school

3:00-3:45pm: Keep Ruby from interrupting Asa’s piano lesson, put potatoes in crock pot with olive oil, salt and pepper, make pancakes (because we all needed pancakes at that point)

3:45-4:50pm: Check in on coaching clients, referee kid disagreements, try to learn the words to “Remember Me” from the movie Coco with Asa

4:50-5:05pm: Pick up Eliot, sing “Remember Me” with family

5:05-5:30pm: Get Asa ready for soccer, make quesadillas

5:30-8:00pm: Hide in bedroom while trying to finish coaching work

8:00-8:05pm: Listen to Eliot and Asa sing karaoke in the other room

8:06pm: Give up. Fall asleep in jeans and puffy jacket.

Running: 65 minutes easy




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  • Pam
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    Sorry about the Albatross. I hope it soars like an eagle when published.