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.
This is where I’m teaching on the Marin Headlands. Not bad, eh? But this is how I feel after getting in at midnight (2am Central) and teaching from 7a to 8p. What’s making me happy: Running: 0 My training log: ZERO Got to SF at midnight, taught from 7am until 8pm. TOAST. Zombie toast.Liza
I’m headed to California tonight to teach a Wilderness First Responder Recert. I haven’t taught one of these in a while, but that’s not what will make this weekend challenging. No, what makes this weekend challenging is that Eliot will also be out of town for work … and our family can’t help. I’m cobbling [...]Liza
Every year, about this time of year, we have an explosion in the house fly population. It’s unnerving. You turn around, and suddenly, there are five flies at each window. Then 10. Then 15. I have no idea where they’re coming from — besides outside. I bribed Asa with extra computer time to help me with the fly swatting. [...]Liza
You guys, I am so tired. So you know what that means? It’s time for me to come across an article on the importance of sleep! And voila! Honestly! If I weren’t so tired, I’d laugh… or cry… or do something besides staring at this computer screen blankly for minutes at a time. I’m working a lot of weekends [...]Liza
3:00am-4am: Drive from Pullman, WA to airport in Lewiston, ID 4:00am-5:15am: Return rental car, go through security, peruse vending machines for breakfast 5:15am-1:25pm: Fly/Sleep to San Antonio 1:25-2pm: Lyft to house 2pm 2pm-2:30pm: Minivan to Ruby’s school 2:30pm-3pm: Minivan to Asa’s school 3pm: Collect chicken eggs [...]Liza