Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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

April 2018
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And then there were three 122/365


Something got into the chicken coop last night and disemboweled one of the chickens. The monster half-dragged Camilla out from under the wire before he headed in his murderous way.

I heard a commotion around 10:30pm, and woke Eliot up to see what was going on. (I’m in charge of cleaning the bathrooms and making sure the kids have socks. Eliot is in charge of dealing with loud noises in the backyard in the middle of the night.)

He didn’t find anything, and went back to bed. I went back to checking coaching plans. The murderous beast went back to business — more quietly this time.

Poor chicken. That’s what Asa said when he found out after school the next day. Ruby was more interested in identifying the innards that had been left behind. “Is that a worm?” Chicken love is a more mature emotion, I guess.

Eliot borrowed a live trap from a friend, and he’s determined to protect the rest of the girls. He also made a second trap out of Asa’s science project. Asa was displeased despite his chicken love.

I’ll let you know what we catch.  Betting odds are good for an opossum.

What’s making me happy: Memories of this post-race breakfast.

With this friend.

Running: Not one step. Still a bit sore.

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  • M
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    Ok, that’s like a “flight” of pancakes? They look so fluffy. Nice of you to share – not sure I would, at least until I got super full (kidding). What’s the restaurant (and where)?

    • Liza
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      It was a breakfast place in downtown Chicago called Orange. They were very fluffy, and, I’m sad to say, I couldn’t finish them all.

  • Pam
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    Sorry for your chicken loss. I am betting on raccoon – notorious for disembowelment of chickens. Cat food in the live trap is good bait.