Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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

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Hardy Minnesotans 127/365

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Today was a bit of a whirlwind. We started class an hour late to give Minnesota more time to get the roads cleared for the students. Minnesota does that well, and all the students made it back. They were a hardy lot — and desperate for certifications. But, what with the lost hour and a bunch of recertification testing at lunch, I don’t think I stopped talking or moving for eight hours. I am not as sore as I was after the 100km, but I feel a bit more mentally crushed. The nice REI folks offered to supply us with a big box of Starbucks coffee today, but then Starbucks actually delayed their opening. The nerve! (They are not having a good week at all this week.)

Anyway, I’m hunkered down in the hotel bed surrounded by lots of pillows enjoying the cleanness of the room and being still. (It’s still snowing outside!)

What’s making me happy: Two friends from San Antonio were in town for the Zumbro 100, and randomly stayed in a hotel right next to the REI. We got to visit in between fractures and dislocations.

AND it turned out two more wonderful friends lived 15 minutes from the REI and we got to have dinner together.

I saw more friends in Minnesota this weekend during a blizzard, than I have in San Antonio the past month.

Running: I don’t run in blizzards. (Despite a lot of encouragement from on of my students.)

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