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.
6am Turn off the cabin’s beautiful window fan in order to hear the lovely birds in the forest. 6:00:08 Ruby screams: TURN THE FAN BACK ON!!!!! Thrashes around on the bed we’re sharing kicking her feet. Gets out of the bed and stomps over to the fan to turn it back on. Morning ensues. 7:15 Drive into Nacogdoches to drop the kids [...]Liza
I haven’t been drinking alcohol for about 7 weeks now. I needed to take a break because I have to work at night after the kids go to bed, and I’m just not productive enough after a beer or two. Maybe I’ll pick up again once the kids are both in school and my “free time” is more predictable — and there’s [...]Liza
Our friends borrowed two fans and a generator so wimpy Ruby, Asa and I could sleep easily while we’re out here with them. I want to tell you, there’s nothing better after an un-airconditioned day in East Texas in June than having cool air blowing on your face when you’re lying in bed. Nothing. And, to be completely honest, [...]Liza
You know, there’s nothing quite like waking up in back of your car in a Walmart parking lot to make you question choices you’ve made in life. Ruby and Asa are still asleep (Thank God!) while I type up in the front seat. The people who pick up the trash left in the parking lot have already been by, and now it’s pretty quiet except for [...]Liza