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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Disjointed 236/365

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I’ve done a lot of different things in life… degrees in history and education, volunteered as a paramedic, learned Spanish, taught paramedics, worked as an outdoor educator, taught wilderness medicine, studied massage therapy, got a nursing degree, run, coached runners, put on trail running camps, started a non-profit.

I’ve never felt proud about how disjointed it all is. But today, for maybe the second time, I felt like maybe it’ll all come together in the end. I was talking to a friend I coach, and she told me how her husband ran an outdoor catering company. For whatever reason, learning this woman’s husband could make it easier to take veterans and their families on fast packing trips, made me feel like all these disparate strands and interests were going to come together.  I felt like maybe I’d caught a glimpse of the final picture. We’ll see. Surely this blog will play a part. 😉

Anyhoo, it was grand feeling.

What’s making me happy: Finding this to follow on twitter.

Running: 1 hour easy

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  • Julie
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    ??????


  • Julie
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    That was a heart emoji:)


  • M
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    It doesn’t seem disjointed to me at all – it seems very congruent and of a piece. (and linear master plans so rarely work when faced with life – that’s why you write training plans in Jello, right? and because people, goals, dreams, abilities, lives, opportunities change…) There are definitely themes and through-lines. I get more of the sense of gathering needed supplies and connecting with the right people, setting up for something that may not have yet revealed itself. And I see you learning, growing, and helping others to do the same for many years as you adapt, adjust, and evolve. I think you are following some inner compass, and the journey makes sense. You’re just not at the top of the mountain to be able to see the connecting paths and the design for whatever is to be yet. I’m encouraged you’re starting to sense it coming closer though.


    • Liza
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      You are wonderful. I really appreciate this comment.