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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Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.


Mom in the Wild: Day 1

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 [...]

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Small feet bound to Tucson

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. [...]

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Send me suggestions

I’ve just lost half an hour puttering around online trying to find a good book to bring on course with me.  Do you have any recommendations?  It needs to be paperback because I’ll be carrying it on my back for two weeks and I need to keep my pack weight down.   Eliot sliced the binding of one of my books once so he could take [...]

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Prepping

I  leave Thursday afternoon for Tucson.  The NOLS Southwest branch is on the outskirts of town and I’ll be there a couple of days prepping with the my co-instructors and the students before we make the drive to the Gila in New Mexico.  Then I’ll be out of contact until April 28th.  I’ll have to write blog stories for [...]

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Hey there

Apologies for the lack of posting.  I have been struggling to balance things lately.  Getting ready for my 3 week absence in the Gila pushed me over the edge last week.  And then helping out at Hells Hills all day Saturday pretty much squashed my intentions of catching back up over the weekend.  I don’t do well once I get behind [...]

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