Sunday, March 11, 2007

FORGIVENESS
Forgive one person
today. Open your heart to
that person, and release
unnecessary suffering from
the past. Feel the peace that follows
from this simple act.

Many of you have said you would like to help donate money or gift cards for my PCT trip. It is for sure not going to be cheap. Just to do the whole thing it's going to cost me at least 5,000. I have to pay my house payment & car payment for three months. I also need to pay a few other bills. Plus I won't be making money while I'm out there.

Just to have my friend Jerry ship my drops is going to cost around $800. Yikes!!!

I will set up something so people can donate gift cards or checks. Doesn't have to be much. Anything will help. I will keep you all posted and have an address up soon.



25 comments:

Herc Driver said...

I'd love to help out! Just let me know how to get a check off to you! :) Been getting some good
"Arctic" running in...... You should try it some time... He he.....

Anonymous said...

If people want to donate to this, I hope they also remember those that are less fortunate and donate to that cause as well.

Herc Driver said...
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Herc Driver said...

Of coarse..... :)

Catra said...

Hey Anon-

You're so right! There are several homeless people that sit in front of my Whole Foods where I work and I give them money or buy them food a couple times a week. there is also a guy who holds a sign out at the exit before I go over the bridge. When ever I see him I give him money. I believe what comes around goes around.

I had a sister who died a couple years ago and she was a drug addict & homeless. I loved her she was my sister. So when I see the people in the same boat she was in I try and help. Some will say you're helping them buy drugs. I say maybe they won't have to sell their body or commit a crime that day.
Namaste,
Catra

Catra said...

Tom-
I really want to run the 100 miler in Alaska where you pull all your supplies on a sled. Looks very challenging.
I will put upan address soon. Your the best.
Namaste,
Catra

Anonymous said...

If you want to give your money to charity that go ahead. I would not consider this to be a charity rather, a donation to help somebody achieve a goal. Everest climbers and sponsored athletes do it all the time. Catra has the balls to do it herself.
Namaste
W.

Herc Driver said...

check out the Susitna 100 website...... They do it here in Anchorage in January..... :)

Anonymous said...

Many of us have learned a lot from reading your blog. I would consider a donation a small way to give back for all the knowledge and inspiration we freely receive from you.
BTW what kind of hydration pack do you wear. it looks very comfortable and I like the pockets on the front.

Misty said...

I have been following your blog for almost a year now. I love it! You are an inspiration. I'd love to help sponsor your adventure. I am also curious about your hydration pack. Please share brand name and style. :)

Herc Driver said...

I agree with "the anonymous one" I have nooo problem helping out Catra a little with Her adventures. She's been an increadible inspiration over the years, so I'm happy to help out a little....

Namaste all...

Catra said...

Hi W-
Thanks!
I know all about those Everest climbers. I someday want to be one of them. I will have to sell my house first.
Thanks for the nice post.
People don't realize how expensive it is to do the PCT. When I leave my job for three months I get no benifits. I have to pay for insurance and cobra is not cheap. $400 bucks a month someone told me. Ouch I have to look into it.
I don't have enough hours to take a leave so I have to go on Seasonl so I don't loss my stock and hours. I will be a month short. Oh well. I'm going no matter what. Nothing can keep me away from the PCT this year.
;)
Catra

Catra said...

Tom You may have a visitor next January so get the guest room ready ;)
Namaste

Catra said...

Hey Anon-
Thanks! I'm here for all of you. I want to teach people about what I do.
When I write my book you all get free copies.
Catra

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why you are asking for donations to do the PCT. Doing this is your choice and you should be responible for coming up the the funds.

Geoff said...

anon,
you are correct, doing the pct is her choice and she should be responsible for coming up with the funds, but what harm is there in asking for some help from her friends? She's still "coming up with the funds" if she gets some donations from friends. if you don't feel like helping her it's very simple to not donate to her. but if others feel like helping her out then that's an issue between two people that has nothing to do with you. i've seen this before on other blogs and forums and i just don't understand why people get so worked up over people asking for donations. if you don't like it simply don't donate, but once you take it to the next level and criticize others for doing things that IN NO WAY EFFECT YOU, at this point I think you're taking it a little too far.
geoff

Geoff said...

catra,
that'll be cool if you do the susitna next winter. if you decide that you are doing it and you have any questions about specifics with the race let me know. as you might guess, you can make a big difference by having a good, durable sled system, but unfortunatly this is harder to design and put together than you'd think. i tried about 4 different designs before this year's race and still have some new ideas i want to try to incorporate before next winter.
geoff

Catra said...

Laura-
If you read what I wrote. You might get it. Friends have asked me if they can help. I am doing it no matter what.
You don't have to coment just don't read it. No big deal.

Many PCT hikers post on there blogs for donations.
I posted this because people want to help that's
all.
Namaste,
Catra

Shari Baby said...

okay,
I am just wondering why anon says nice things then turns around and criticizes Cat for asking for donations ? I think it's a great idea - if people are into it then they can give - if they aren't, they don't have to. Simple. I think it's great to follow your dreams and when you do that - things will fall into place. Good luck Cat. Anon - aren't you the one who Catra was helping a while ago when you were going through some hard times with drugs ? Maybe I'm wrong.....

Anonymous said...

[anon is short for anonymous]

lator said...

shari, there were at least 2 diff anons :) I was the one encouraging catra to go for it. And there seems to be other ones. I can see why it would be confusing.

Umm Catra, I would really like some info about your hydration pack though. I don't have a store near by, here in FL, to go check them out. Anything I purchase over the internet is just a guess.
Mary

Catra said...

Hi Mary-

I use the the Nathan brand hydration pack for woman it's called the intensity.
I love it been using it for a year and I don't even notice I'm wearing it.
check out there website http://www.nathansports.com

Catra

Steve said...

Hey Catra,

It was a pleasure meeting you at WTC. I introduced myself during check in. I have to say I am incredibly envious of you and the adventure you are undertaking. I've no doubt it will provide you with an incredible experience and memories (not to mention lessons about life) that will last a life time.

Wish I could join you. I'm currently focused on my first 100-miler this June: Western States.

However, I too, would like to contribute to your journey. I'll check back later to see how that might be done.

God bless,
Trail.Trekker.Steve

Catra said...

Hi Steve-
It was great meeting you! You will do awesome at WST. I bet your excited!!!
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Anon-
Nope you don't know me. Because if you did you would understand.

Sad you have such anger to bad.
I'm not telling anyone to give me anything.
If you read a lot of the PCT hikers web-sites, they set up donation pages.

If you read the post it is only to those who have asked. It's not to you!
Anger is ugly so is hate.
I love everyone no matter how bitter they are.
I know I am a good person and my friends know it too.

It's funny to me that people bad mouth people but don't say who they are and hide.
Do you think what you say bothers me???
It doesn't.
I learned long ago for every one person that says something bad about me there are thousands that have good things to say.

You are a coward because you have to hide.
I don't hide anything. If you don't like me then stay off my blog. I don't ask anyone to read it.
Have a beautiful day.
Catra