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.
I ran up and down Hope Pass today, and on the way down I ran past a guy who was running effortlessly up a hill I had dragged myself up hours earlier. Honestly, he looked like he was floating. It’s wonderful to see someone running like that. He was having one of those runs where you feel light and full of energy. It was uplifting to see [...]Liza
If one more person tells me to drink water, I’m going to throw my water bottle at them. I am aware that being at altitude sets you up for being dehydrated. (Breathe more, pee more while acclimatizing.) I am also aware that drinking water, um, rehydrates you. Got it. Most of this DRINK WATER counsel comes as soon as someone finds out [...]Liza
For those of you haven’t stayed at the hostel in Leadville, you need to fix that as soon as you can. This place is great. My bunk bed has pink sheets, pink blankets and pink privacy curtains. I also have a pink locker. I feel like I’m back in my second grade bedroom. I love it. I arrived in town yesterday afternoon and immediately [...]Liza
I leave for DC tomorrow and then head onto Leadville. My parents will watch Asa while I spend time breathing the thin air. It’s unlikely the boy will want to come home after two weeks of spoiling. And, so, it’s 3:30 pm and I haven’t begun to pack. Packing would require clean clothes, and clean clothes would require a couple [...]Liza
It’s been a fine weekend here in San Antonio. A big group of us headed out to Bandera to run Saturday. 4am departure from the Exxon at Bandera Rd. & 1604. The forecast was for 97 degrees and 900% humidity, so we hoped to get in a good hour and a half before the sun came up. Amazingly, it was overcast until about 10am. [...]Liza