Friday, May 29, 2009

Visualize the Impossible

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.
Cherie Carter-Scott

Today Rocky and I did the resupply drop in Sunol. We did a little 2 mile run too. I will pass by here at mile 11, 53, 57 and 79.
I was thinking back to the first time I dreamed up this idea. It was in 2000, I said I want to run 100 miles out there on the Ohlone. My first attempt was only 100k it was very cold and really windy. I did it in December as my b-day run. I came back in 2001 and ran it in April as my first 100 mile run without a race.
At that point I felt I could do anything in life. Attempting something that seemed so crazy to most. Even other Ultrarunners.
I started running it 2 times a year. I have run 100 miles out on the trail many times for my b-day run in December.
I started running my Ohlone 100 with the race back in 2002. In 2003 I broke my Ulna a couple days before so couldn't run it. In 2007 I decided not to run it because I was going to start my PCT hike 3 days later.

I believe we should all attempt something that seems impossible. You will never know what you are capable of unless you try.
I do this for no one but myself. I learn so much each time I lace my shoes up and set out on an adventure like this.
It makes me feel so alive so full of life.

I want to just thank my crew and pacers who will be helping out this weekend.
Jerry, Mike, Mylinh, Joe, Linda and Julia. Also once again thanks to all my ranger friends at Mission Peak & Sunol. Thanks for letting me do what I love.
Good luck to all the Ohlone runners this weekend. Make sure you say hi as you pass.
My goal get to Shleplers rock before the first runner passes me. ;-)

My real goal is to have fun and feel good. I have San Diego 100 miler next week so need to take care of myself out on the trail.
Wanna also thank my loving boyfriend who always believes in me even when I don't, love you Andy. I know you will be just a phone call away when I need you at night ;-)
Please send me positive vibes Saturday and Sunday if you wanna text me along the way to encourage me that would be great.
I will have my angels guiding me along the way. My Mom will guide me safely she always does.

New beginnings or the possibilities of a new start are soon to be presented. Use your inner magician to pull together all the components of what soon will be in the offing, as you should now be able to manifest your hopes, dreams and desires. Remember you are only at the beginning, the first stages of development, so the more you are able to accept the more will be given to you.
© Stephen Haynes


Trail Pixie said...

Rocky looks like a positively fun running partner, though it sounds like you have your mom with you always as well. Beautiful colors and I love that your hair is the color of roses. Believe.

Jo Lynn said...

Cute picture of Rocky on the log. Boomer says hi. ;)

L8runner said...

Run with the wind, and may you have the spirits at your back.

Chisholm Deupree said...

May I forward race info to you?

maybe you'll come?

all the best,

Chisholm Deupree said...


If you have an interest...

Hope you can come,


Anonymous said...

you inspire me. thanks for your candid blog. good luck at SD 100!

bigzig said...

hey there! tried to send you a txt, but it failed. :( cheered you on from Vermont. go Dirt Diva!!!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

"I believe we should all attempt something that seems impossible. You will never know what you are capable of unless you try."
Amen to that! I hope you had a great race!

Samantha said...

you ran 100 yesterday?! i saw you walking slowly around finish line and then found link to your blog through another blog on Ohlone and now i learn you did 100 yesterday?! very cool blog - very amazing accomplishment. congratulations!

Catra said...

Hey Pixie he's the best!! Thanks I love being bright and colorful.

Hey Samantha-
I was fine other then the painful blisters I got. I almost ripped two toe nails off at the end. Gonna loose them for sure.
This was my 6th time running it. It's my playground out there.
Hope you had fun.