Sunday, January 10, 2010

A message from Catra:

“Help me choose a photo for my upcoming... Pin-up Poster & Event Calendar!”

Hi... it’s Catra,

I have a quick favor to ask.

For the longest time people have been asking me to publish a poster or calendar with some of my photos from my blog... and I’m finally going to do it!

I‘ve partnered up with my friend “Erik the Black” from Blackwoods Press to bring you some kick-butt Dirt Diva merchandise!

Here’s where I need your help...

We are working on designing a new poster. Actually it’s much more than just a poster. It’s also going to include a 2010 calendar with all of the trail races and events that I plan to attend. (Hope to see ya there!)

But first, we have to choose a photo for the poster... and I don’t know which one to use!

So, I was wondering if you could help me out by voting on which one of these posters you like best.

It’s super easy. Just take a look, and then scroll to the bottom of this page and VOTE for your favorite.

Thanks a million!



Anonymous said...

Hi Catra
I picked "Red Dress" in your survey because it is a hot photo of you. But I would rather have picked one of you on the trail because I think of you as a trail girl. I think you have better trail shots than the ones in the survey. Can you add any more choices.

Anonymous said...

Hi Catra,

I picked no.10, but I agree with Art. You ARE a trail girl and that's what we love you for. Sell your COMPETENCE, not the looks of your body. I'd very much like reading your books (that you will write someday soon, hopefully), and I would definitely buy them. Already learned a lot from you and will finish my first "real" (mountain) ultra this summer....Katrin, Germany

Anonymous said...

The photo I like best isn't at that link. Rather, it's the one you posted some time back where you are standing totally naked outdoors but have your hands and arms covering your private parts. Very hot and it could be no one else but you. I actually had that as my desktop photo for a while but figured I'd get in trouble keeping that on my laptop at the local coffeehouses. :)


I like Mountain Diva best!

Anonymous said...

Hey Catra,

Sorry, but I had to choose "beach bunny"... I'm a guy and I couldn't help myself! ;)

Glad to see you're starting to capitalize on doing what you do best... Erik the Black seems like a good business partner for you.

Are you going to be making another attempt at the PCT?

All the best,

Jay from Canada

chr15 said...

I voted twice, for red dress and beach bunny, both because they are totally hot and sexy and on the wall of my training room would give me the most motivation to kick ass on the turbo trainer through the winter months! And to get out on the trails in my runners too!

Catra you have single-handedly got my mojo back. Your almost daily inspiration comments, your exploits and your not difficult to look at pictures have inspired me to strt taking my running seriously again before other areas of life take over and destroy me.

I read your second comment (from anonymous) I kinda felt bad for my choices. However, yes, sell you competance not the looks of your body but when your competance has given you such awesome looks then hey celebrate those too! If my male body was half as good as your female body I'd be wearing my speedos 24/7!

Anonymous said...

ok here's my 2nd comment.
If you're only going to have one photo, it should be an action trail shot, with a good view of your face (doesn't matter if you have a grimace or a smile, both are good, sunglasses off). Perhaps a mildly seductive shot, something both men and women can appreciate, with your tatoos in full view ofcourse becaue that's who you are.

Trying to market yourself is a good idea, best of luck.


CoyoteGirl said...

Hi Catra!

I too would have loved to have chosen a trail shot of you because you ARE a trail girl! But I felt that the best images were the B&W pinup and the Red Dress. I picked the Red Dress because I think the color would be best on the cover of a calendar - it would really attract attention.

L said...

I agree with the other posters--I would have voted for a pin-up looking outdoor photo, but none of the outdoor ones were as good as the non-outdoor (for lack of a better word) photos. In the pin-up spirit, I picked Beach Bunny. But I liked Mountain Girl best; however, the calendar was in a weird place, so I didn't think it worked too well.
I agree with the poster that said something like the naked-ish outdoor photo would work well. It fits with the sexy pinup theme, but is outdoors. I think that the specific combination of your competence and your image is what is particularly interesting about you; I don't think it's bad to include both parts in your calendar and whatever else you create.

Overall, I think this is an awesome idea. You should be making money off yourself--products, speaking, training, whatever--and this is a good start. Definitely pursue this! You can make a fortune off yourself, just doing what you do and being who you are!