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 national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
It turns out the Hokas I was wearing were the culprits behind the foot, knee, hip and ankle pain I was having. I didn’t have any issues when I switched back to my old New Balance 1400s yesterday. You’d think shoe culpability would have occurred to me earlier, but you’d be wrong. I’d been wearing the Hokas because they [...]Liza
Eliot’s office got a bunch of tickets to the UTSA football game. Box seats. I ate my body weight in free guacamole. What’s making me happy: The halftime show. UTSA’s marching band played an ode to 90s grunge music. I am not kidding. I swear to God. It was so horrible. Sometimes that level of horrible makes for happiness. [...]Liza
The chickens have escaped!! Well, the four young ones anyway. They’ve hopped our backyard fence and they’re in a narrow wooded area between our house and some restaurants. Asa and I tried to cajole them back into our yard with food and kitchen scraps. They were disinterested. Too much new land to scratch. It seems like chasing [...]Liza
The car battery died in the parking lot of Asa’s swim lessons, and we sat there for about an hour an a half waiting for help to revive it. Happily, we had a book about pilgrimages in the Middle Ages, (Poor Asa!), and I think I was able to make the feudal system more memorable to Asa. Pumpkin: Lord Asa: Vassal (Pictured here pledging [...]Liza
The next trail first aid article for irunfar.com is about unusable musculoskeletal injuries. Broken bones. I’d planned to take pictures of my Wilderness First Aid students’ splints the weekend before last, but I forgot. Consequently, I had to make a splint for my forearm myself yesterday AND take pictures of it! It actually turned [...]Liza