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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Locusts and free bamboo

I don’t think we can blame my parents for the tsunami bearing down on Hawaii, exactly. I’m just saying that that earthquake hit New Zealand right after they left Christchurch and flew back to my sister’s home in Hawaii. And this tsunami is arriving a week after they left Hawaii to return to Virginia. (My sister’s house [...]

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Chain link enlightenment

Our house is surrounded by a chain link fence.  This is not nearly as attractive as it sounds.  I give it a scowl every morning when I look out the kitchen window.  I should be thankful because it keeps Asa contained in the backyard, but I have not reached that level of enlightenment.  Chain Link Enlightenment.  (Comes right after you [...]

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Chocolate cake

Asa told me I was “sweet like a cinnamon roll,” so I have forgiven him for getting up at 5 this morning.  I had a lot on my mind and hadn’t fallen asleep until past midnight, but I’ll overlook most anything if you compare me to fatty sweets — and you’re three. We baked a three-layer chocolate cake from [...]

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Recovery (caving) day

I didn’t check the fridge and cupboards before I headed off to the supermarket this morning and now I’m drowning in broccoli, angel hair pasta, and yellow onions.  I would rather be drowning in other things.  House cleaners, pedicures, and watermelons.  Eliot got me a watermelon after the race and I inhaled it.  Rehydrating [...]

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