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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Pacing at Uwharrie 298/365

I’m in North Carolina this weekend pacing my friend CJ at the Uwharrie 100. I’ll let you know exactly how unrelenting it all was tomorrow night. I’m hoping “The Soul Crusher” hill isn’t too crushing just one or two times through. I’m flying into Charlotte on a 5am flight, and then driving out to Uwharrie [...]

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Puppies on the outside 297/365

A friend and runner I’m coaching has a friend who is a vet who said it’d be fine to take the puppies outside to go to the bathroom. Game changer!! Oh my gosh, I can’t even tell you how much better my life is now that half of it isn’t taken up cleaning the tiles in Asa’s bedroom and the openings in the dog crate. The [...]

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Foster puppies 296/365

I put our name on the Animal Defense League’s foster puppy list. I thought it would be a way to ease us into being dog owners. And, you know, I was trying to find a way to inject a bit more crazy around here. Picture me up before 5am tending to lonely puppies with active intestines. Now picture me a bit more crazed. Where was the rest [...]

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Clean floors 295/365

I stayed up most of last night and cleaned the kitchen and living room. It had to be done, and I couldn’t see a way to make it happen otherwise. So, sure, maybe I feel like an absolute wreck today, but at least I can lie down on the clean floor and feel sorry for myself. What’s making me happy: Running: 40 minutes easy (SLOG.)

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Too fast 294/365

Today was a lost day. I taught Asa a day of 6th grade, drove Ruby too and from school, drove Asa to and from swimming and then choir. I went to the supermarket, and I checked on my coaching clients and talked with a few of these wonderful folks on the phone. And then it was 10pm. Fast forward. What’s making me happy: More Lin-Manuel [...]

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