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.


Fear induced speed

I had a great fear-induced tempo run last night. I’d been running along a dark, lonely road with trees on both sides for about five miles when I started to feel unnerved. I’m usually pretty comfortable in the dark, but last night it just took a few deer crashing through the brush alongside the road and the shadows cast by my headlamp [...]

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Prisoner dandruff

This is the tag on the mattress I’m sleeping on tonight at Texas State’s University Camp out in Wimberley. Can you make that out? It says,”Texas Department of Corrections.” That’s right, I’m sleeping on a prison mattress tonight. My mother would be displeased. 😉 The mattress weighs 90 pounds too. I almost [...]

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Procrastinating

I’m sitting in the car in the parking lot at Friedrich Park finishing off the last of my coffee. I’ve got five mile-repeats scheduled and I’m not all that excited to get them done. Tell me to run 40 miles instead and I’d be happy as a lark. Mile repeats just paralyze me. I’m teaching up in Wimberley this weekend [...]

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Unto others

I tried to explain the Golden Rule to Asa yesterday.  The “untos” were a bit of a stumbling block, but I feel pretty confident he’ll think twice before he returns a hair pulling at school tomorrow. So we went to Chick-fil-A for dinner last night.  (I know!  Here’s where I also tell you I’m leaving my family [...]

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My 10 cents

10 cents.  That’s the price difference between a “tall” soy latte and a “short” soy latte at Starbucks.  What the heck?  I thought I was being all economical and sneaky when I broke my one-cup-of-caffeine-a-day resolution this afternoon.  (It’s been that kind of a day, people.)  But, no, there’s [...]

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