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.


Watching you

“God’s watching you, Mom.” That’s what Asa just told me.  He’s down at the other end of the table peeling a banana. “What?” “God’s WATCHING you.” Asa goes to a little Methodist day school three days a week (so I can run) and it’s easy to picture his teacher, Mrs. S., leveling [...]

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Fueling the dream

“This is my homey’s first time to the march, ” said the nice lady walking next to us at the Martin Luther King parade in San Antonio today. “Oh, it’s my homey’s first time too,”  Eliot almost said.  I’m not sure what held him back exactly.  Perhaps my gender. Eliot’s gone to the MLK [...]

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Sunday Sunday Sunday and race nutrition

The hours between 5am, when I got up to run 12 miles, and now have disappeared.  It’s 3:30 pm and my long TO DO list is buried somewhere under other paperwork on the desk — no lines through anything.  Arrgh.  And now I’ve got to do some hurried work on the bathrooms before one of Asa’s little buddies is dropped off. [...]

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Get away

It seemed a bit callous to post this picture from our Christmas trip to Hawaii at the time. But now that we’re back in San Antonio and it’s been raining and gray forever, I figured it was okay.  Doesn’t look quite real, does it?  If it were a painting, you’d be forced to hang it in the bathroom.  “Well, it’s [...]

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Sleep, toilet paper, and compassion

I woke up around 2 this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep.  Sigh.  And my jaw is wickedly sore from clenching it during the few hours I did sleep.  So, apparently, I’m a bit tense.   It’s subconscious tenseness, though; Daily life is pretty much what it always is.  I’ll save further introspection until I can [...]

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