Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I HAVE THE BEST BOYFRIEND EVER!!!!!The best pacer & boyfriend ever. Andy Kumeda. I love you Sunshine ;)

Dear Catra...after this weekend, I respect and admire you more than ever. I've always known that you're a good runner, much better than I am, but had no idea to what level until running with you for 19 hours. I really had a good time, and wish that I could've been a better pacer. Unfortunately, like it did with many who were also out there, the heat and course took its toll on me too. I tried my best to keep my issues from you, since I did not want them to impact your race, but it was hard. Looking back, there would've been no way I could've turned around and done what I did again -- no way. I haven't had a race zap me that hard like that ever...

Today I went out to Mission Peak for a run. I feel pretty damn good after running the Ohone 100 miler. I did have a bladder infection which got worse after the race. Having to work Monday was no fun. I must of went up and down the steps at Whole Foods 30 times that day to use the bathroom. Yesterday was a little better. Today I thought ok it's going on day 3 and I'm taking cipro which usually kills it. I ran and when I was heading down the trail I stopped to pee and there was blood, darn this bladder. I'm hoping one more day on Cipro I will be better. It's been almost a year since my last infection which was on the PCT. I pee'd blood for 3 days until I was able to go off trail in Mammoth.
It's the down hills that bother it. I hope I feel much better tomorrow.
Me out on the trail today. I miss being out on the trail. The trails have a whole new meaning, now that Andy's little feet have touched them.


Eudemus said...

Congrats on another great Ohlone run Catra! It was cool to see Andy and you out there on the trail. Unfortunately, I couldn't hang out at the finish as I had to be home. See you for Bighorn!

Judi said...

Catra, you should look into chinese mediine for that bladder infection. I really believe in it. Acupunture can help.

miki said...

Your re-occurring bladder infection (not kidney?) is rather worrisome don't you think? Take care of yourself. :)

Janocide said...

I hope you feel better soon sweetie!

Running For Autism said...

Awesome run in what sounds like some pretty challenging conditions. Your blog brightens my day! Both you and Andy are so cute together! Take care and keep on living life to the fullest!!

Anonymous said...

Your bladder condition was more likely caused by dehydration than by an infection.

If you're still having issues it, you'd be wise to take some days off to recover.

Catra said...

Hey Steve-
Dude is gonna be fun at Bighorn. Lot's of snow going to head out to Yosemite this weekend and the High Sierras to find some snow to run in ;)

Catra said...

Thanks Judi-
I'm thinking acupunture would be a good thing.

Catra said...

Hi Miki-
It's not kidney I had a cat-scan and I have a urologist who I have seen for this before.
Thanks girlie.

Catra said...

Hey Jenocide thanks for the post :)

Catra said...

Hey AFA-
Thanks so much for reading my blog glad you like it.
Have a great day.

Rajeev said...


Gosh! I am sorry to hear about your bladder infection. I hope you are feeling better now. See you in Whole Foods soon!!

There has never been a time when I have met you and you have not had a smile on your face! :)