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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Ultrarunning

Lost day

I’m standing in the kitchen rolling my foot back and forth over a lacrosse ball. I just finished getting everything together for the run tomorrow. Chris is picking me up at 2:30am and we’ll head north to Camp Eagle. Eliot and Asa will follow at a more civilized hour. It took me forever to get my gels, mixes and, elixirs together. [...]

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My 30s: A retrospective

I’m 39 today. Whoop! Cake-loading for Rocky tonight. It’s been a good decade.  The start was rough enough;  My husband walked out on me (fill in the bad after-school-movie details yourself) and I’d just moved in with my parents.  Awesome.  Pre-dawn of my 30th birthday found me running with three folks who worked for my [...]

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In the red

22,000-ish people are running the Houston marathon right now. The course basically encircles my mother in-law’s house, which made my drive to Lifetime Fitness … an adventure. I almost abandoned the car. And I’m not sure how I’m going to get back. I’m considering waiting until Monday. So, yeah, Lifetime Fitness. [...]

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Minutiae

A friend asked yesterday if I felt pressure to come up with something to post everyday. Nope. I wake up every morning pleased that I get to share the minutiae of my wildly disorganized day with you. Writing it all down highlights the ridiculous in my whole balancing act. And, ultimately, I end up feeling a lot less crazy — or at least [...]

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