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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Liza Howard

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


June, 2018 5

Penultimate 178/365

I dropped Asa off headed for his penultimate day of 5th grade today. (This is the word I’m going to ask my students to work into their evaluations of me this month.) I wish we had one more year at the school with his little cohort of classmates who have been together since kindergarden. But they’ll all part ways and head to three different [...]

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Weekend Mondays 177/365

You know, teaching out of town all weekend makes Monday and Tuesday kind of a wash. I always wake up Monday morning thinking, Whew, REST DAY! And then it hits me: No, today’s the day I catch up on the work I didn’t do on the weekend while I was working. Today, Eliot let me lie in bed making peace with Monday’s realities while he fried [...]

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Direct Pressure Works! Part 2 176/365

So when last we left your intrepid blogger, I was sitting on the floor of the men’s bathroom of the REI holding direct pressure on a knife wound. The injured man had just told me his heart was likely to slow down until it stopped. And then he’d have a seizure. The order of the death then seizure gave me pause, but his pulse had [...]

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Direct Pressure Works! Part 1 175/365

I asked the REI store manager if he had a pair of scissors I could use to cut the zip ties on our WFA gear containers. He pulled out his knife and started helping. And it turned out his knife wasn’t particularly sharp. He really had to saw at the zip tie to cut it. I know this because he told me later when I was holding direct pressure [...]

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Scoby 174/365

Oh my gosh, you guys. I don’t know what I ate, but it was not good.  I would like to curl up in a little ball and stay that way. But, instead, I’m going to drive to Austin in a rental car to teach a Wilderness First Aid class tomorrow. My goal is to make it there without vomiting. I might be setting the bar too high. Was it the [...]

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