Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.

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Ultrarunning

San Antonio dreaming

I saw a man trimming his beautiful lawn with a pair of scissors this morning on my run.  It seemed like a sign; Time to get back to San Antonio.  It’s 7:30pm now and everyone has already turned in.  Parents, sister, nieces, and Asa: tucked in and dreaming.  The cab gets here at 4am to take Asa and me and my parents to the airport, [...]

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Place your bets

Check out this article in the Running Times about the deeeeeeeeeep ladies field at the Northface run.  (They also had a few words about the guys’ race.) I’m typing on my phone and I only have one bar out here, so no pictures of the awesome fire I built in the wood stove this morning or Asa feeding the chickens — yet.

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Cactus Rose crewing 2

Here is the best costume from the race. She wore it for 50 miles.  Awesome.  The picture really doesn’t do justice to the foot-long beak.  Her headlamp was secured to the end of it.  Asa asked her if she could stand on one leg at mile 35 and she managed to smile — and not spit at him. The San Antonio crew did the town proud. [...]

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Motivation and the Salado Creek Greenway

I had a nice run this morning checking out the trails around UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) that connect to the Salado Creek Greenway.  The cross country coach was kind enough to give me a tour.  I didn’t run in high school or college (swam some of high school and played Spades in college), so I peppered him with questions [...]

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Double booked

T. and I are both back at the podiatrist’s office this morning. Our appointments weren’t 15 minutes apart this time; They were both scheduled for 9:45. It would have been fun to hang out in the exam room together telling the doc about the differences and similarities between our PFs, but it turned out T’s 9:45 appointment [...]

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