Liza Howard

Liza Howard

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.

March 2020
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Good running and questionable parenting


Running: 14 miles moderate hard with 1 minute pickups

This was an excellent run, and I have no idea why. I mean, maybe it was the 30 degree drop in temperature from Thursday. 50 degree running is pretty invigorating. I even got a few “Nice work!” from other runners. But as soon as I walked in the door afterwards, I felt like a salted slug. It was not ideal. Eliot¬†headed out for his run leaving me with the kids who were ready for some high energy interactions. I did not meet expectations. But then I found this nice opinion piece in the New York Times and felt a little better about my failings — after running 14 hard miles.

It was like when I find a nice article talking about how stretching isn’t good for you… and that donuts are. So good.

It’s raining here now and Eliot is making hamburgers and french fries for dinner. I love him very much. I hope to be curled up and asleep like these cuties soon.

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  • Pommers
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    Hope you are keeping well Liza. Glad to see you’re still managing to get out at the moment. We’re likely going into lockdown in the next few days, but I’ve had a good few runs in the trails recently, so can’t complain too much. Keep well. R

    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      Hi there! It’s so good to hear from you. I hope your family is doing well through all this chaos.

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