Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Water Cache's were always a welcome site along the PCT. Many times I would run out of water and just pray that there really would be water at the cache that was on my water page. Never had a problem thank God for trail Angels.
Only 213 days to go and I will once again be hitting the PCT. I have a lot of time on my hands as you can tell. Just sitting around and reading while I'm healing from surgery.
Bummed I won't be joining my friends in the Grand Canyon this weekend. Can't be outside for another week. Don't want to cause damage to my skin. Plus I don't feel that great.





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8 comments:

Kelly S. said...

Hey Catra,

Take care of yourself and speedy healing....you'll be out there on the PCT before you know it. Your blog is a great inspiration and always brings a smile to my face!

All the best!
-Kelly

Jen said...

carta, How did you get your job to let you have some much time off. Or did you quit?
Jen
www.jensgym.blogspot.com

Catra said...

Hey Kelly-
Thanks for the post.
I'm glad you enjoy my blog.
Catra

lansenm said...

Hey, while you have time - you might enjoy "Into the Wild" - It's by John Krakhauer (probably spelled that wrong), who wrote "Into Thin Air". Great book, just about made me take off for Alaska.

You've probably already read it, but I didn't see it your list.

BTW, some friends and I have a debate - we do endurance mountain biking, and know how long that takes; but we have no concept of how long a 100 mile running race takes. How long are you out there?

Catra said...

Hi Jen-
I went on seasonl so I was able to leave.
I actually have a new job I start in a week. I will do the same thing just go seasonl when I need to take extended time off.
I will work just a couple days a week at whole foods when I can. looking forward to my new job close to home but I took a huge pay cut. But I think I can make it work. I just won't be able to travel and race that much next year. But that's ok my main focus is getting the woman's record on the PCT.
Catra

Catra said...

lansenm-
I have read into the Wild. Loved the book looking forward to seeing the movie.
Running a 100 mile Ultramartahon well it all depends on the course there are cut off times. So they give you anywhere between 30-36 hours. There are a couple with 48 hour cut offs.
You climb anywhere from 10,000-33,000ft.
My best time is 22 hours my slowest 35+ hours.
Catra

Jen said...

Carta, Thanks for sharing that information.
How do you like working for Whole Foods? Everytime I go there I think I would like working for them?

Jen
www.jensgym.blogspot.com

Catra said...

Hi Jen-
I've been there for 8 years so it's nice to be seasonl. I will just work one or two days for them.
I work in nutrition so I really loved my department. Good company to work for but it's time for change.
I checked out your blog. Love it! I'm getting my level 1 crossfit cert. in March. My brother is a personal trainer has been for 9 years. He's getting his level II in a couple months, he has his Oly lifting & kettle bell cert. as well. He's going to open up a crossfit studio next year and I will teach classes for him too.
I miss my running & crossfit. I think in a week I will get back to stuff. I've been doing my only little WODS while I'm laid up.
Have an awesome day.
Catra