Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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


Following Vol State 218/365


A friend and coaching client is running Vol State right now, and I spent the day (when I wasn’t teaching) following her progress and updating the rest of the team with her progress. (Here’s a link to what Vol State is all about if you’re unfamiliar with it.)

Here’s the update I sent out because, after teaching for eight hours outside in 94 degree temps, my brain is too spent for more sentence-making.

What’s making me happy: Laughing with students.

I gave the wilderness medicine students a scenario with a deaf patient (after a lightning strike). I went around checking on the different groups’ progress and stopped at one group that was just talking to their patient. I asked how their assessment was going since the patient couldn’t hear what they were asking. The student holding the patient’s head answered, “He’s lipreading what I say.”

This is the patient’s orientation to the head holder’s mouth. “That’s one talented lip reader.”

We all laughed for a while — patient included.

Running: It was supposed to be 22, but I didn’t it get it done with the teaching. Pushing it to tomorrow. Boo.


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