Thursday, January 15, 2009

ALOHA......I'm in Hawaii, having fun!!!

My main plan today was to get to the Byodo-in Temple it's in a place called Valley of the Gods. I wanted to ring the the five foot high, three tone brass , called bon-sho(sacred bell). I went there to say a prayer and ask for my safe journey during HURT 100.

I felt so positive after visiting the Temple. I have only visited it once before. That was in 96 before the Honolulu marathon. I was happy to show carl this beautiful place.



I am feeling ready and strong and plan on staying positive the whole race. I hope that all of you will be sending me positive vibes during the run.

I will think of all of you and draw on all your energy during the race.



Yestersday I did my last crossfit WOD. it was a good one

Yesterday's wod

4 rounds for time of:

40-30-20

dumbell dead lift 25#

Push press #30

push ups

Lunges

time:16:05

I also did a tabata treadmill workout.

Be awake Love yourself and be awake -today, tomorrow, always. First establish yourself in the way,then teach others,and so defeat sorrow.To straighten the crooked you must first do a harder thing -straighten yourself. You are the only master. Who else? Subdue yourself, and discover your master.















21 comments:

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

Hi Catra,

Good luck at HURT! We'll be rooting for you.

Cynthia

voodoo child said...

OOhhhh we were just there this past spring... the temple is AMAZING! It almost felt like that nook in the mountain was actually where life erupted from. Enjoy your stay, it's pretty much impossible not to. -Brad

Captain Hairdo said...

Damn you guys look hot! I need to start doing Crossfit I guess! Have a wonderful trip and good luck in the race- Captain's orders!

Shannon said...

Wow, looking hot in that bathing suit. As I right this to say I'm praying for you, I look over at my thermometer and it reads 19.5 degrees. Enjoy the sun, race, and Carl.

Nick said...

Good Luck. All the work you have put in has proven that you are tough and will make it through.

Stuart said...

Good luck at HURT and have a great stay in HI

Ordinarylife said...

Good luck. Looks like you are having an awesome time!

sara said...

Catra, good luck this weekend! will be thinking of you and sending you all the positive energy i can :)

Karen said...

Sending positive vibes your way!!! You'll do great.

Eudemus said...

Best of luck at HURT. Have a great race!

Sunshine Girl said...

You know what I love about running? That it can take you to special places and extra-special trails all over the world. Those are the best places to see and enjoy! Enjoy communing with the trails of HURT and soak up the vibe for us.

Leslie

johnt said...

I wish you the best on your race!! I know you will kick some bootay! You are always so motivating!

MK said...

Good luck on your race! And most of all have fun in Hawaii! (I am jealous as shit, you look awesome in a bikini. I'm inspired to give Crossfit a try just to try to look 1/2 as good.) :)

Jes said...

That temple looks amazing! I have added it to my list of must-see places to go!!

Good luck at HURT! I bet the course is happy to see you again! No matter what happens with the race you will continue to inspire your readers!

The Running Man Ray's Words said...

Good Luck to ya in the HURT, I just bought the book Running through the wall a few days ago and just realized this morning that you were in it. Your story is really inspiring. Oh yeah, I use to live in Hawaii on Schofield Barracks, its really good you are enjoying the sites there, its probably one of the prettiest places in the US. Keep up the good work, stay motivated, run long and strong. Ray

Stevo said...

Good Luck in the HURT... and you better be using your Ombrelle in the Islands... keep those tats fresh... Stevo

Tri Mom said...

Nothing but the best to you this weekend. May HURT be filled with safe, happy, and awesome adventures!

Judi said...

i'll be sending postive energy your way sweetie! xxoo - judi

Frayed Laces said...

Hi Catra,
My guess is you won't get this until after the race, but it's worth a shot...
I will be helping out for the entire race at JAG aid station and pacing a friend for the last 2/3 of loop 5. I've visited your blog a few times and remember you from the race last year. I wish you all the best, and I'm your gal if you need anything during the race! (Especially my yummy homemade vegan oatmeal raisin cookies!)

avabee said...

You are such an inspiration to me! I've been thinking of you today. Your positive outlook on life is quite contagious.

ESfishdoc said...

Sunday Morning... the suspense is killing me. I'm sure you did great!