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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Busyness and bacon 62/365

I really like Brad Stulberg’s writing and his tweeting. And the book he wrote with Steve Magness, Peak Performance, is excellent. However! Does anybody have busyness as a goal? I agree it’d be an awful goal. I kind of wish it was my awful goal — because I would be so dang successful at it. Every day. And, of course, I agree [...]

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Whack! 61/365

Thursday. Thursday is the day one of the two days of the week that Ruby doesn’t go to school for a few hours. Except this week she won’t go to school Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. She has parent teacher conferences on Friday. “Ruby needs to improve her fine motor skills. You can see how her scissors work is choppy here.” [...]

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Gray 60/365

It is gray and cold out today. Napping weather, not running weather. If I could do anything right now, I’d crawl into bed with a book and read until bedtime. Instead, I’m going to read one more chapter of Endure here at the kitchen counter and then head out the door for a run before I pick up the kids. Here are some recent pictures of [...]

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Reading! 59/365

I told you I downloaded Gary Taubes’ The Case Against Sugar to read. Well, then Alex Hutchison’t Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance finally came out.  It’s so good! (The writing too!) I almost cheered at the end of the intro by Malcolm Gladwell. So now I’m just switching back [...]

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Spavined 58/365

This was waiting for me in my inbox this morning. How did they know I paced Rocky yesterday???   Good Lord, am I tired! I don’t know I would be more tired or sore if I had actually run 100 miles instead of pacing 40. My toes certainly are their post-100 mile sausage size. Very attractive. I am so grateful both kids have school today. [...]

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