Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.

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Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a long-time is a longtime ultrarunner who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She teaches for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, coaches, directs the non-profit Band of Runners, and drives her kids around in a minivan.


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Dance of the Alter G Fairy

I caught sight of myself in a mirror en route to zipping into the Alter G anti-gravity treadmill this morning.  I  immediately got the YMCA lady behind the front desk to take a picture of me.  Sugar plum fairy anyone? Maybe imagine the nutcracker as a water bottle. Here’s a view of the zip in. I ran for 3 hours this morning. Remember [...]

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Orchid

Eliot found this by the front door last night. This was inside. Along with this note. Wow!  Thanks New Balance! I made Eliot swear up and down that he would take care of this delicate plant.  I intend to admire it from at least three feet away from here on out.  Remember the Bougainvillea Eliot got me?  Well, let’s just say it’s [...]

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Anti-gravity and me

I am a very fast runner when I only weigh 20 pounds.  I ran for about 2 hours today at a sub 6 minute pace on the Alter G.  What a wild machine.  The YMCA folks gave me a pair of compression shorts to put on, which were attached at the waist to something like the spray skirt you’d wear in an ocean kayak.  The spray skirt zipped onto [...]

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Bad news and excellent news

So me and the “Rebound Air Walker Low Top” will be together for the next five weeks.  That big oval at the top is a pump.  Makes me feel like I’m wearing these: And the sports medicine podiatrist says if I run Western States it’s likely I’ll make the fracture far worse and probably not run again for the rest [...]

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