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.

April 2020
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For Loriena


It really dumped rain today. I’m afraid I let the grayness get to me… the grayness and Ruby’s whining and touchiness … and my inability to make any progress on the things I really believe I should make progress on.

I made the mistake of not heading out into the weather and knocking out my run first thing. I should have gotten out of bed, put my rain jacket on over my pajamas, headed out the door and started running. Instead, I put on my big purple bathrobe and tucked into one of the wonderful egg mcmuffin’s Eliot had made. Then I worked a bit on a 1000-piece donut puzzle.

And that was all I accomplished today.

If today were a lasagna, it’d be one where the noodles weren’t cooked through and they’d used orange cheese instead of mozzarella.

Hope your day was much better. Here’s to tomorrow.

Running: Zilch.

PS. This is for one of my athletes who asked me if anything was hard or messy for my family right now.

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  • Andrea Service
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    Awe. So true. Once you put the fuzzy bathrobe on you’re done. Hope today is much better! You’re allowed a few slouchy days in a pandemic. Keep posting your run log at the end. Inspires me!

    • Liza
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      Thanks, Andrea. I’m wearing a more productive, plaid bathrobe today.