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.
Wow! What a long day. The students arrived this morning and it’s been non-stop ever since. We’ve been going through all the gear they’ll need to bring to the Gila and helping get their food rations bagged. Pack packing class, gear identification, tent pitching, stove lighting, course logistics and route review. And [...]Liza
I just finished “Team Building” with my co-instructor and the co-instructors from our sister course. We are pretty seasoned instructors, so our team building involved an Italian restaurant. I am stuffed full of yummy food. And this is a very good thing because my co-instructor has convinced all of us we should try a fad diet during [...]Liza
I’m sitting in the Tucson airport waiting for my ride. I’m perched on top of my huge duffle bag near an electrical outlet charging my phone. This wouldn’t be particularly enjoyable if there wasn’t live music happening by the baggage claim. The music is awesome. Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and other mellow [...]Liza
So the TSA woman just hollered out: “Those are the smallest shoes I’ve ever seen!” She was looking at my shoes in the bin in front of her. Really? I find this hard to believe. Honestly I think she was looking at a size 8 1/2. But she really looked incredulous and then leaned over the conveyor belt to get a look at my feet. [...]Liza