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! “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
I didn’t post yesterday due to a perfect storm of events. First, it was my third day off diet soda. I am mentally and physically addicted to caffeine, so three days with only soy lattes (total girl drink, eh?) in my system was rough. No DTs or anything, but the headache was amazing. I used to be more concerned about this addiction, but [...]Liza
I’m sure I’ve run the outside loop at Eisenhower Park a couple hundred times. It’s only about 4 miles. I can’t decide whether still enjoying that loop means I’m incredibly dull or I’m closing in on Enlightenment. Running circles on the rocky trails through live oaks, junipers, and yucca is akin to staring [...]Liza
The boy didn’t nap today and I am wrecked. I don’t really ever accomplish much when he’s down, but I’ve come to count on an hour or two of quiet every day. I need time to marshall my forces for the next toddler barrage. There’s nothing I’d rather being doing than being Asa’s mom, I’m just saying [...]Liza
Eliot and Asa took me to Eisenhower Park for a two-hour run this morning. (Supportive spouse: check!) Thank God there was a forklift in the parking lot. Asa was entertained for the full 120 minutes that I was gone. I can’t say the same for Eliot, though he was doing an excellent job walking Asa through a detailed Forklift Pre-Use checklist [...]Liza