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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Happenings

I started to write yesterday, but I was too ill-tempered to get past the first sentence.  I don’t like to write when I’m feeling low.  Sometimes that’s important to share, but it wasn’t yesterday.  And last night a cold front moved in and eased the heat and my mood. Happenings: Ruby woke up in the middle of the night [...]

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1st Annual Hills & Dales Neighborhood Marathon

I’m here in the kitchen counter working on my second cup of coffee.   Ruby woke up at 5am with a “hungry tummy.”  I’ll be feeding her more for dinner tonight… The kids have today off from school for Fiesta.  And I’m hoping the third cup of coffee gives rise to some ideas about kid-occupying fun.  I [...]

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Lake Sonoma 50: Liza 1 + Asthma 1= F11

I went into this race with a bit of trepidation. My bib # was 13. This was my surprise seat mate on the plane. The race has 10k of vertical gain and 1/2 mile hill that I trained on has just under 200… feet. (I though it was 1024 feet for a while, but then I realized I’d just been reading the altitude.) This was my first 50-miler [...]

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Up early and writing

I woke up at 2:45 this morning and decided to go ahead and get up and start the daily grind of shooing the cats away from our love seat.  They’ve taken to using it as a scratching post.  It was my grandmother’s couch and it’s well-used and loved at this point — and it’ll be what you sit on if you ever come to [...]

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