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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Makeup, talks and black ties

Ruby and I had to go to the car dealership last week to get some maintenance done on the minivan.  We were in the waiting room for about an hour and spent a good deal of that time watching a woman there put on her makeup.  She had a fully-stocked makeup case out on the table in front of her and after doing some eyebrow plucking, applied [...]

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Don’t forget to Look Up!

I went for a run with a friend last weekend on a section of the Salado Creek Trail.  About four miles in, he stepped on the tail end of snake.  The snake was small and slithered off indignantly.  About ten feet later we saw this guy. Now, I like snakes and all, but this high concentration was a bit unnerving.  And then the snake did this: [...]

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Canoes, blind runners and asthma

Good morning.  My backyard is turning into a canoe graveyard.  We have a 16-foot canoe that lives in the corner — turned upside down and covered with vines.  She hasn’t seen much use this year.  Now there’s also a friend’s 20-foot canoe back there.  He needed a place to work on it after he wrapped around a submerged [...]

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On a roll

Another day, another post.  It’s like I made a New Year’s Resolution to write everyday.  Just like. A friend of mine had this exchange with her personal trainer yesterday. (Nice, right?) Later, I received this from another friend. Maybe this is where my first friend’s personal trainer gets ideas about how to respond to [...]

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Crab Hat

This fellow wore his crab hat the entire MdS.  How his head didn’t burst into flames, I’ll never know. I’m sitting down to write my plan for Kettle Moraine 100 today.  It’s June 5th — and I’m thinking short speedy runs and a few medium-long ones.  My brain isn’t ready to run for hours yet, and actually [...]

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