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 always think I’m going to be productive on the Monday after a WFA teaching weekend. I usually remain hopeful until 10am. Then I begin to convince myself the day should really be treated like Sunday — since I worked all weekend. Today I got to fake Sunday at 8:57am. That’s exactly when I finished working out my To Do [...]Liza
The woman who was worried we would have too many donuts in class today brought a big box of bagels for everyone. So we had 3 dozen donuts, a bag of donut holes and a dozen bagels. Win. Win. It was a really great group of students this weekend. They were genuinely appreciative for the information, and they did a lot of nodding and smiling while [...]Liza
I pushed donuts so hard in the Wilderness First Aid class today (If you step over your patient, you owe me a donut. If you stop caring for your patient before I end the scenario, you owe me a donut. You could treat that low blood sugar with a donut. Aren’t donuts great?) that one of the students was concerned too many people would bring [...]Liza
It’s Battle of the Flowers here in San Antonio today, and the kids have the day off from school — which has always given me pretty mixed feelings about the celebration. But Eliot had the day off this year too, so we pretended it was Saturday and had a wonderful time. Eliot let the chickens out to wander around in the backyard for [...]Liza
I spent the day working on the Band of Runners vision statement. The guidelines from Dr. Jeff Smith were: Answer this question with multiple ideas. Nothing is too small or too big. “In ____years, in order to see that we are living out our values (above), the following things should have happened or should be in strong development.” The [...]Liza