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.
A lot of people love Brian. We all descended on Telluride to meet him at mile 28. I was in charge of feet. His feet didn’t need me, so I mostly took pictures and kept Ruby from getting in the way. She’s standing in front of Brian in this picture trying to show him the copper bracelet I bought her at a farmer’s market. I’d [...]Liza
Ruby is not a peaceful sleeper. She’s a pugilistic sleeper. At one point, she flipped upside down in the hotel bed we were sharing and really maximized her midnight kicking. She thought the whole thing was hysterical when I told her about it in the morning. So did Asa. We’ve got about 6 1/2 hours in the minivan today to Durango [...]Liza
Hello from Roswell, New Mexico! The kids and I had a great eight-hour drive here from San Antonio. I know! I can hardly believe I’m typing that. But Ruby and Asa were awesome. We had a good time today. We had a good time in the minivan in Texas. We had a good time in New Mexico. We had a good time counting aliens lampposts in Roswell. [...]Liza
It was 96 degrees when I ran yesterday … at 5:30pm. By 8:30, I was a useless sweaty pile on the kitchen floor. Eliot brought me cold watermelon and I ate it on my back. I sat up to drink some Tailwind, and then I spent another 10 minutes on the floor. Shoot. So much for being acclimated to the heat. The running itself wasn’t [...]Liza