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.
It’s 4 in the morning and I’m up to work out before Eliot heads off to work. This post is official procrastination while the coffee kicks in. We’re headed up to Houston this weekend to spend some time with my mother in-law. Thankfully there are lots of hilly trails there to train on for Leadville… Well, there’s [...]Liza
I sent this text today: “Will be late. Forgot to put pants on Asa before leaving house and driving your way.” Some days! And that wasn’t really my organizational or mothering low point… I think I was more scattered-brained than usual because my foot and hip were pretty painful during my last run. I told Eliot when I [...]Liza
Writing this blog has made me feel accountable for my Leadville goals. I’m surprised. I’m not sure why confiding in mostly strangers has made it easier to stick to these goals, but it certainly has. Honestly, I finished today’s core workout before I sat down to type just so I could enter that “accomplishment” [...]Liza
I first became cognizant of the Leadville 100 trail race when I worked for the Colorado Outward Bound School some years ago. I was leading a group of fourteen year-olds up Mount Massive. Summiting Massive was the culmination of our two-week course and I think the plan was to reach the summit after a two or three-day approach. We were carrying [...]Liza
Wow! “Watching” Western States unfold yesterday on my computer was so much fun. It seemed like every time I turned around to find a Lego for my son, the lead runners switched places. What incredible running — that I stayed up far too late watching. Really, I’m fortunate I’m not a big fan of organized sports if [...]Liza