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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Post-racial 3 year-old and wine

I was entirely absorbed by the intricate SUV merging dance out of the day school parking lot, when Ruby asked why she didn’t come in black. “What?” “WHY didn’t I come in blaaack?” (She repeated it slowly and loudly, so I would  understand.) “Are you asking me why your skin isn’t black?” [...]

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Time machine and moon shots

I think the moon over Virginia is better than the moon over San Antonio — or my dad’s camera has better eyes than I do. Anyway, I used to work with a guy who would start most sentences with, “I’m not going to lie.” “I’m not going to lie, we’re not going to get to camp until after midnight.” [...]

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Soft flask straws and rabbit holes

I just reserved a campsite for Tussey. Now I just need to make some straws for my water bottles. I was grumpy when I found out the straws cost $15. $30 for two straws?!? But then I happened upon this DIY soft flask straw-making tutorial. How cool is that? Of course, it turns out it’s not quite as easy to slide the plastic hose over the [...]

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Mom’s home and haircut mishaps

My mom is home from the hospital and eating a bland, non-gaseous diet. Chicken broth and mashed potatoes. It struck me that I might be eating very well be eating the same thing come Sunday at Tussey Mountainback — or aiming for bland and non-gaseous anyway. I’ve told my mom she’s not allowed to get sick anymore. She’s [...]

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Donut haul

Well, another successful donut-filled Wilderness First Responder Recert is in the books. Not a bad haul at all — though it was a bit hot in Tucson for cupcakes. I had to make the students put them to use in a hypoglycemia scenario to finish them off  by the end of class.  “For this next scenario, you will need: an ensolite pad, [...]

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