Thursday, October 22, 2009

DIFFERENT ROADS............
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn't mean they’ve gotten lost.

Wish me luck as I go in circles for 24 hours and send those positive thought my way
http://www.pctrailruns.com/SF_One_Day.htm
You can follow from the link above and you can email me positive message. I would love it. :-)
These are my legs they have taken me to so many wonderful places some times they are happy and some times they get stubborn and get mad. But they still always manage to get me there one step at a time.
These legs have logged over 35,000 miles in my running life since 1996 when I took that first step out my door and told myself I am going to become a runner today,
and I did and I have never look back. There are two major accomplishments in my life one was to get clean & sober and no longer being a drug addict and alcoholic, the other becoming a runner and staying with it. I have been clean & sober for 15 years and a runner 13 years.
Everything we do in life starts with taking that first step. So go out and take that first step at something in life.

19 comments:

Maggie said...

Good luck this weekend!!

Chad Sayban said...

Congratulations on both of those amazing life accomplishments. 35,000! Awesome! Good luck this weekend.

PunkRockRunner said...

We will swing by on Saturday afternoon to cheer you on. My daughter in on sign duty and I shall man the cowbell and smiles!!

All the best,

Ron

Catra said...

Hi Ron-
Thanks so much see you guys there you rock punkrockrunner ;-)

Thanks Chad make sure to follow me online :-)

Thanks Maggie!

Alaskan Assassin said...

Have fun this weekend!!

I am in Cali right now but cant get up north and to cheer you guys on. Bummer.

Cant wait to read your report. I am missing out.

Kelly's Ideas said...

What an incredible post - I love it. You have been to some beautiful places...
Love to you.,
Kelly

chr15 said...

Once again an inspiring post! You are an inspiring person Catra. I've only been reading your blog a few weeks but it/you have inspired me to take my running seriously again. I've been running for 21 years over half my life now to get me out of an overweight and unemployed funk... And I am only at about 10-12,000miles. WTG and congrats on logging over 35,000 of them and sticking with your commitments. I hope I can stick with mine.

Good luck this weekend, 24hours... You are damn tough!

BTW, great legs!

Cheri said...

I follow your blog almost daily. It inspires me and I love the beautiful places u go. Good luck this weekend. Also,I just read Born To Run and you were mentioned...that is really cool.

Joanne said...

love love love your story. Good luck this weekend. Sending positive vibes from So Cal.

Shannon said...

Fishing for compliments....

"Nice Legs Sexy!" ;)

Congrats!

avabee said...

What an amazing, inspiring post. You are a huge inspiration to me. I wish you all the best in your 24 hour run! No doubt you'll kick its ass. Karen

Thomas Bussiere said...

Have a great run this weekend. I like the positive vibs.

chr15 said...

31 miles! You're rockin'!!!

Pete said...

Them legs were made for running - all the best for the weekend!

chr15 said...

85 miles! Go Catra!

Jon W said...

Just read about you in a book, born to run. Psyched to see you crossfit too.

Can't decide if you are my new hero or if i am just in love

chr15 said...

Good reason to blog the light fantastic about your legs.

3rd lady, 14th o/all and just shy of 100 freakin' miles. It's all about the legs!

Nice work. I'm tired now, just thinking about it!

franske said...

Those legs seem to carry everything for what you stand for, with your tats you pay them respect.
I hope you will pay them more, so you keep on running and be an example for us.
Keep on running on those legs ;-)

jason said...

Those legs are inspiring and not just b/c they are sexy!!!! What a great testament to the human spirit esp. yours, Catra!!! Hope you log many, many more miles and keep inspiring us all!!!