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.
You know, I don’t have any time goals for this race. Sorry for the teaser. I’m going to work very hard, run at the edge of my limits, and hopefully run as fast as I ever have out there. I’d love to get one of the Montrail spots for Western States, but I’m just not great at these shorter distances. (Yes, I do [...]Liza
OMG I am glad to be home!!!! Asa and I walked into our house at 12:15 this morning after traveling for… I don’t know how long we traveled. We got up at 3am in Hawaii, took 3 planes back to Texas, and midnight found us meandering slowly from our gate toward the parking garage. And I do mean meandering. Asa had been a prince [...]Liza
I saw a man trimming his beautiful lawn with a pair of scissors this morning on my run. It seemed like a sign; Time to get back to San Antonio. It’s 7:30pm now and everyone has already turned in. Parents, sister, nieces, and Asa: tucked in and dreaming. The cab gets here at 4am to take Asa and me and my parents to the airport, [...]Liza
My sister and I abandoned our parents t0 our children yesterday and went to Home Depot by way of Starbucks. (Decaf soy latte.) It was grand. It’s amazing how your standards for a lovely afternoon out change when you have small children. We shopped for sprinkler repair parts and chatted. I had a student on a NOLS course in Alaska [...]Liza
“Liza, do you think people can tell from my gait that I’m not a runner?” I looked over at Eliot, who’d been kind enough to run with me before dawn in some town in New Mexico where I was teaching. Eliot is a climber — a very good climber. He usually has to build some sort of pulley system to get me to the top [...]Liza