I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.
Ruby and I arrived at the main entrance of her school at the same moment one of her classmates did. The mom turned to me, sighed, and said: “We just flew in from Cabo late last night, and I just don’t know how P. will do in class today.” I struggled to respond. Yeah, those mid-week resort trips really throw a wrench in a kid’s schedule [...]Liza
Something got into the chicken coop last night and disemboweled one of the chickens. The monster half-dragged Camilla out from under the wire before he headed in his murderous way. I heard a commotion around 10:30pm, and woke Eliot up to see what was going on. (I’m in charge of cleaning the bathrooms and making sure the kids have socks. [...]Liza
So I’ve been a big fan of Alex Hutchinson’s writing for a long time. His book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, is excellent. Anyway, I figured winning a 100km race and getting on the US team was a good excuse to tweet at him. Right? If that’s not an excuse to be a fan, I’ll [...]Liza
It was 16 degrees at the start line of the Mad City, the USATF 100km road championship race this Saturday. My brain still feels a bit numb, but I’ll do my best to piece together a picture of what running 5km loops for 100km in 16 degree temps was like for someone coming from San Antonio, TX where is was 70 degrees warmer. I was actually [...]Liza
I’m currently running the Mad City 100km in Madison, Wisconsin. Twenty 5k loops. Please check back tomorrow for fun stories. What’s making me happy: Blog Streaks. Running: 100 kilometers of running in circles, 100 kilometers of running. Take one down. Run it around. 95 kilometers of running in circles. 95 kilometers of running in circles, [...]Liza