Friday, June 30, 2006

~Wisdom Card~
My mental pattern is positive and joyful.

Everything in my life-every experiance. every relationship- is a mirror of the mental pattern that is going on inside of me.
Have a great day
 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 29, 2006

~I am a natural winner ~
I only listen to the winners
people who know what they are doing and who live a joyous, loving, prosperous life.

Wisdom card of the day.
It's a good one.
Have a great day.
 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Jumping for joy..I'm happy to feel good again. Yesterday I was a totally differant person. I was so weak I just laid around all day after my ordeal. Today I went out at 5pm for a mellow hike/run. I went 5 miles. The doctor told me to take it easy. And I did. I'm thankful to be healthy & alive.
 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Life is one big test!!!!
Yes this is me in the picture!!!! I woke up this morning and I felt ok. I was getting ready to go for a run. I was just sitting and all of a sudden I felt dizzy and light headed. I was on the verge of passing out I made it to the phone. I sat down just in time as I passed out. I came to called 911 and got taken to the hospital by ambulance. I stayed for 5 hours and had abunch of test done. The good thing is the infection has not spread to my kidneys. I have a sever bladder infection, my blood sugar was very low and so was my white blood cell count.
I am on antibiotics and should be ok. I see my doctor in a week.
The doctor who treated me was a marathon runner so he understood what was going on more so than the average doctor would of.
This picture was taken with my camera phone. Just in case you were wondering if I carried my camera everywhere. Thanks to the paramedics who took care of me and the doctors and nurse's at Washinton hospital.
It was a scary experiance for me....Lesson learned take my health more seriously. I'm just happy I was at home when it happened and not on the trail alone.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 26, 2006

Stupid Girl
That song by by the Band Garbage was playing on my MP3 when I was out running today for 10 hours. I was thinking about running a 100k on the Ohlone course.
5 hours into the run in the heat of the day it came back..Yep the bladder infection. I had to stop and pee at least 40 times during the run. The last 3 hours I was peeing blood.
I was with my friend Jerry who only ran with me I think because he didn't want anything to happen to me.
When we finished I called my Doctor right away. I have an appointment on Wed.
So for now I'm drinking tons of water and Cranberry juice. No more being a stupid girl until after the doctor visit.

This picture was taken in Sunol today in a place called little Yosemite. It was hot and I needed to cool down. It felt so good!!! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Me getting my wrist band cut:(
So I'm not supergirl!!!! What can I say. Yes my friends I dropped at 24 miles into WST 100 or 200. I had a bladder infection that pretty much started 3 miles into the race. I kept trying to think positive. By the time I got to Red Star it felt like someone was taking a knife and stabbing me in the bladder, Trust me I'm not a wimp and I do have a high pain tolerance. This was so painful I was crying. By mile 10 it was pure blood I was urinating. This went on and only got worse. I made it to Duncan
aid station. I waited for some friends that were behind me. I thought I would run to Robinson and drop. I started down the hill and running down hill really hurt my bladder. I thought nope. I turned around went back to the aid and dropped. I was not alone the best of the best either dropped or didn't make the cut-offs. Some of these people are friends who finish sub-24 and were hanging on by a thread to make the absolute cut-offs. I just want to say I am proud of everyone who did the best they could do even if we didn't finish. It's all about the journey. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 22, 2006

~wisdom card of the day~
Honor the man or woman that you are. Take the risk to express your dream. take action is about living fully and expressing what you are.

This is a picture of me. I was 6 years old! Who would of ever imaged that I would of become this crazy Ultrarunner...This is who I am when I run. I am that 6 year old. It's my child inside that comes out when i run!! This is my last blog ,will report back next week.
You can follow me on the Western States web-site. I'm #140
 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

My Mom..
This is why I run! She gave me the gift of life because of her I am able to run. My Mom passed away 4 years ago and I still miss her everyday. She is my angel who guides me on those long and lonely times during my 100 mile race's. I call on her during my darkest a tough times during my race's. She will be with me and pacing me, this weekend during WST like she always does during my 100's ,along with my Dad who passed away when I was 17 and my sister Peggy 1 year ago. They are why I run to make them proud because they believe in me.............Catra
 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Riot Girl~ Got an email from a friend today he said this song by Good Charlotte reminds him of me!!!( Riot Girl) " She's got tattoos and piercings She likes minor threat, she likes Social Distortion My girl's a hot girl ...
I don't think the rest of the song is about me now!! Hey but 12 years ago that song would of been my anthem..Have an awesome day!!!
Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 19, 2006

Miss Murder-AFI
Hey miss murder can I make beauty stay if I take my life?

I hate tapering!!! I wish it was race day!!!
 Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 18, 2006

~Wisdom card of the Day~
Take action on your own ideas!
Doing your best means to take action. You can have many great ideas in your head, but without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.
Have a great day,
 Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 17, 2006

I Love Davey Havok!!!! I love the fact he is a vegan works out in the gym. Oh and he has never gotten drunk, or even had a beer. How many rock stars do we know that can say that??? See people always assume if we have tattoos and peircings we are all drug addicts....Well we're not....Catra
Posted by Picasa
WST 100 is one week away!!! Out on one of my last long training runs. Me and Jerry who will be pacing me the last 55 miles on my double WST. He will also crew me on the way back to Forest hill school. Without good friends like Jerry attempting a double would be impossible!!!
 Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 16, 2006

Me and my nephew Aaron. He graduated today from high school I'm so proud of him.
Here's something about me you might not know. I graduated nine years ago from Fremont adult school and I was even the Valedictorian. It just goes to show it's never to late to get your high school diploma ...Cheers,
Catra Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Night run!!! Last night me and my friend Julia went on a three hour night run. I had just gotten tattooed. stars on my ankles & feet!! Big mistake my ankles were so sore and swollen I can't believe I went for a run! I'm in a forced taper now. Hey maybe that's a good thing :) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Some days I feel like I'm being tested and todays one of them...Hopefully i'll pass......Namaste,Catra Posted by Picasa
Be yourself around other:
The biggest assumption that humans make is that everyone sees life the way we do. We assume that others think the way we think, feel the way we feel, judge the way we judge, and abuse the way we abuse. We are afraid to be ourselves around others because we think others will judge us, victimize us, abuse us, and blame us as we do ourselves.
That was what I got as my wisdom card today.....Every just be yourself..I chose to be myself long ago...Since I was 13 I never cared what people thought as long as I was a good person and didn't hurt anyone. I just love being me..Have a great day!!!
 Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 11, 2006

I was able to run today 3 miles my feet are fine..Everyone said they would swell up. They did just a little. I will run 10 miles tomorrow on the trails... No I didn't run in these shoes!!!!!
 Posted by Picasa
My future husband second from the right...Davey...AFI rules!!!!
My friend Jerry worked the concert last night that I couldn't go to:(
He called me from the show to let me know how great they were!!!
He did two favors for me while he was working.#1 he bought me an AFI t-shirt. #2 he screamed Catra loves Davey. He said there were thousands of little girls screaming the same thing..LOL....I will be at there next show for sure!!! If it wasn't for me getting these new tattoos on the same day I would of been there...Make sure you check out their new CD December Underground.
Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 10, 2006

New tattoos on my feet....I still have to go back for one more session to add stars around the hearts...If you look real close you can see the blood....Yes, it hurt. But not as much as my chest when I got that tattooed..
 Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 09, 2006

I finally bought the new AFI..It's sooo good!!! I love Davey he's hot!!! To bad he's not an Ultrarunner...LOL....
 Posted by Picasa
What a beautiful day....Me and my friend Julia trying to get the last of our training runs in before Western States 2006. You can follow me on the web cast I'm number 140 and Julia is number 108. Cheers,
 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

HAPPY 6-6-06..... Guess what the world didn't come to an end...
Have a beautiful day!!!!
 Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 04, 2006

My Favorite place to run Mission Peak....It was HOT!!! Finally heat training!!! I love the feeling of working up a good sweat on a run..Feels good!!! Have an awesome day..Cheers,
 Posted by Picasa
aahh..Cold refreshing water!!!! Shadow of the giants 50k stream crossing.. 7 miles to go or was it 9. The course was over 33 miles this year. hey but who cares it was beautiful. Cold water on the legs always helps sore muscles during a run!!! Posted by Picasa