Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Me on the top of Half Dome today.

I choose to live my life the way that I want to.
If I want to drive to Yosemite for the day, and run up Half Dome I do it!
I think everyone should break out of their bubble and get out and live more
.
We don't know if today will be our last day. I know if I die tomorrow people will say she lived her life how she wanted.

Get out and live.

XOXO,
Catra
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20 comments:

jullian said...

I find it's a perfect life style. I'm follower of this style life but unfortunately much of anybody don't understand it!!! because much of anybody calculation their life…
life is to short

Running Man said...

I'm jealous. Two kids and a mortgage keep me from doing exactly "what I want" but I love reading about you getting out there and getting it done. For me, a little bit of sacrifice makes the times I do get away that much sweeter.
BTW, I always wonder what you do for work.

Ultra Okie said...

live more...enough said.

Steve

Catra said...

Hey Running man-

I work for Whole Foods market. I work in the nutrition department.

I've been there for 7 years now.
They are very good about giving me time off.

I guess not having no kids makes it easy for me to come and go. I also own a house with my sister.
We plan on selling in a couple years.

I plan on traveling a lot more once I sell my house. I want to see more of the world.

Catra

Catra

Catra said...

Hey Ju-
Thanks for the post. Yep life is to short thats why we need to live.

CC

Running Man said...

When you travel, I highly recommend checking out Julian's neighborhood. I had a week of some of my best running up there in the French Alps this summer. PS I always thought Whole Foods was kind of a cool place. Now, I know.

Debbie said...

Hi Catra,
Been meaning to say hi for awhile! I found your blog via Steve Edward's Birthday Challenge. Steve is an old old friend of mine. Anyway, Steve and our other ole friend Sandee got together the other day and as we were talking I mentioned your blog... (Sandee's running her 1st 100 miler in November.) And Sandee's sayin she's been reading you for months... and we are all like "man that girl is so rad." Anyway, you should know that we love you like a hurricane.

Ultra Okie said...

Hey Debbie, I saw you had a friend running a 100 miler in November. Is it the Mother Road 100 in Oklaoma? I am entered into that one.

Catra, you are too cool girl. Wish I could sell the house and travel the world too. Hey, two's company, three is a .....

Steve

Ultra Okie said...

Duh, can't even spell my home state correctly: Oklahoma!

Steve

Herc Driver said...

Yep, I'm kinda in the same boat as Running Man, but no regrets, being a Father is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. Catra has always been an inspiration to me and hopefully some of that will "rub off" on my little son....

Also, Catra when you start traveling more You KNOW that You're coming to Alaska...... :)

Catra said...

Hey Debbie-

Thanks for the email :)
What 100 is Sandee running?????
Hey tell Steve hello from me :) Hey if Sandee has any questions she can email me.
catrarunner@yahoo.com

Cheers,
Catra

Tiny Seal said...

Welcome back, Catra! Hope you had a blast in the sierras!

PS: Thanks for the refering David at Performace Plus. He was awesome!

Catra said...

Hey Madhuri-
I'm happy to be back. I miss David. He's in France until next week, I left him a message. I need a massage before I head out to Utah next week.
I'm glad you went to him.
He is the BEST!!! :)
Catra

christine said...

I loved reading this post. I'm a married mom of one and have the ENTIRE weekend to myself while my husband and dtr. go up North leaving me to housesit and stay with our dog..reading this post has me feeling less lonely and more adventurous!

RunningYam said...

Hi Catra,

If you have a chance to stop by Taiwan in summer on your world trip, I can show you some challenging trails there. I sweat a lot but enjoy them every day on my family visit.

Best,

Chihping

Eudemus said...

Gotta agree with herc. A house and kids may keep me from taking off on a whim as much as I may like, but then they ARE part of the life I choose to live. I don't look at it as a sacrafice, but as something that makes my life even more fullfilling.

However, the reminder to "get out and live" is always a good one. I think it is even more important when you have kids as it sets an example for them that you should never stop persuing your personal goals and dreams.

RunningYam said...

Agree with eudemus. I have two young kids, busy work, and other commitment. Lack of time, I have very low weekly 40 miles in the standard of ultrarunning. However, I enjoy running and non-running time. They complement each other nicely.

Chihping

Brad said...

You said it. Your life is what YOU make it...not what others tell you it should be.

Leaving for the Eastern Sierras on Wednesday for my first backpacking trip! Woo Hoo!!

Catra said...

Brad have fun. I love the eastside.
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Christine-

I hope you get out and run this weekend. Go out and have fun ;)

Catra