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.
Sorry to be out of touch for a few days. Teaching these Wilderness First Responder courses always leaves me beat. Only four days of talking eight hours a day and I’m off the diet soda wagon. I ran on a treadmill after class yesterday at an 11% grade. I’m using the word “run” loosely. All I can say is that it’ll [...]Liza
Well, the internet is not all-powerful; I have not recorded a single meal since I added that to the Leadville prep mix. I’ve been eating well though (no late night bags of tortilla chips, diet coke, or cookie dough), so I will cut myself some slack and just get on with recording this week. (Feel free to check in!) And I’m close [...]Liza
It’s actually not all that hot down here right now, but (dang!) is it humid. Wringing-sweat-out-of-your-running-skirt-every-20-minutes humid. I ran with friends at Government Canyon this morning. GC is a State Natural Area and it doesn’t open until 7am. This is just fine in the wintertime, but it sets you up for failure in the [...]Liza
Scene on the trail at Government Canyon yesterday after I plowed through a gigantic spider web: K: “Oh Liza! Oh my gosh! OH my gosh! OH MY GOSH!!! (Translation: There’s a spider with a body as big as a golf ball on your back.) Me: “Get it off. Get it OFF! GET IT OFF!!!!” K. finally swatted the monster off before it [...]Liza
I worked for Outward Bound in Leadville after a “mid-course correction” in my life. That’s what my dad called it. I drove out from Virginia ready to spend the summer in a tent and my car. I arrived in town a few hours before my new instructor orientation, and stopped at a coffee shop to pass time. I sat outside drinking coffee [...]Liza