Sunday, October 26, 2008

I did it. I ran 100.3 miles at the 24 hour run. It was not easy and I had to work my ass off to finish. I will post a full report tomorrow. I was 11th out of 67 starters in the 24 hour run. I tied for 3rd place with my friend Jennifer Ray. We helped each other that last mile.

ZEN CARD:
CONCENTRATION
As a drowning man wants air, as the lover seeks their beloved. This is the way you must focus on that which you want. This intensity of concentration will remove all obstacles.

25 comments:

Sarah S said...

congrat's catra!

Dieselmota said...

You did fantastic! I watched the updates all night long. Every time I checked, you moved up in the placings. I'm so proud of you.

Liesel

Vagabond said...

Congrats. 11th is a good race! holy cow, Is that how you always look after you finish running 100 miles? I'm pretty sure you are the winner in that category. I bet your an inspiration to everyone out there! Carl must be the man!

Anonymous said...

Watched your splits. You went out way too fast.

Julianne said...

Wow, that is a lot of miles to run!! In one day, no less! Congrats! I know most of your pics on your blog are in your running or workout outfits but you look great in street clothing, too!

Btw, I came across this
survey for female ultrarunners from Scott Dunlap's blog and thought I'd forward it to you (since you're the perfect candidate)!

Jason said...

Congrats, great effort.

jb said...

Yeah, Catra! Great work! Was inspired by you during the tough parts of my 50k, but I finished!

Thomas Tan said...

Congratulations, Catra!

jullian said...

congrat's Catra...

mrjwhit~ said...

Wow! Congrats. Nice work. Thanks for all the great posts, pics and inspiration.

Jessi said...

Wow! That's so amazing! Did it help you learn to love running on flat ground? I think after that many miles I would have been cursing whatever kind of terrain it was!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I could've swore I saw you on the Arizona trails this weekend. Check out:

http://wmrcphoenix.blogspot.com/

Catra said...

Hey Liesel-
Girl thanks for all those emails you made me smile and kept me going you are truly an amazing woman.
xoxo,
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Vagabond-
That picture was the day before. LOL..Yes Carl is the man ;)
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Anon-
I had to go out fast I knew I was going to possibly have issues later. I am no road runner ;)
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Julianne-
Thanks for the comments. You are so sweet.
Catra

Catra said...

Hey JB-
I sent you positive vibes I assume u got them.
Awesome job sista.
XOXO,
Catra

Catra said...

Hey ANON-
I love it! Now if I was only as fast as Honey she is an amazing runner and she made a great catra.
Catra

CoyoteGirl said...

Ha! You kick so much butt and look great doing it! Congrats Catra!

Anonymous said...

Running for 24 hours straight? You ROCK!

Sara

Jo Lynn said...

Good job Girlie. Way to stick it out. It was nice to see you. You did really well.

Kate said...

I am a lurker who has decided to finally come out of the shadows.

Congratulations on a great race, what an incredible athlete you are!

Glad you seem to be so happy with the recent changes in your life.

Gerb said...

Great race, way to tough it out! Pain and gain all good.

Dane said...

Pleasure to finally meet you. I was super pleased to see you broke 100 miles. Excellent work persevering in tough conditions. I hope we get to run together again soon.

p.s. Tell "anonymous" to kiss MY ass.

p.p.s. Pleased to see that the people who can spell "congrats" outnumber those who can't, 4-2. ;)

Honey said...

YOU are the amazing runner.
I had a blast being Catra at our little event. A good running buddy, (I've known for years) thought I was you!
You are a great sport Catra, says alot about you.
See you out on the trails one of these days.
Honey