Tuesday, April 20, 2010

To love people who love you is easy. Choose to be everyone's friend, whether they like you or not. When you love and accept others as they are, you will have friends everywhere.
Was in SoCal for my 3rd Leona Divide 50 miler. The plan was a PR on that course. And I did, thanks to Andy who is always so kind to slow down and run with me. The course was harder but for some reason we had a good run.
Kiera did and awesome job as a first time RD. Awesome volunteers and great aidstations with themes ;-) I did hear that there was no coke and not enough food. and 2 of the aidstations ran out of fruit which is the only thing I eat from the tables. It happens and I know it will be better next year.
I love this race because it's on my favorite trail the Pacific crest trail, I hiked 2,000 miles in 07 and it is a special place to me.
This time of year the Poppies are out of control. It's simply beautiful. During the race it looks like from way up high 5,000ft that the valley is on fire.

Our time was 11;10 7 min. pr on the course. I saw only one through hiker ;-) his name was ibeam.
I was happy at the finish to see trail angels Terrie and Joe Anderson from Casa de Luna. They are amazing people they let 100's of dirty stinky tired hikers sleep and rest at there home. They give us rides to and from the trailhead and let us shower and make us food. They rock!!!
I plan on hanging out at there place over Memorial day weekend for the big hiker party there as the heard starts coming through.

Today it rained but I got my booty out for a run and I will do my crossfit wod next. Hope you all have a great day.


Lauren said...

Congratulations on the PR! And hey! That's my cousin in the bottom pic (Joe) Small world or what?

Catra said...

Lauren that's crazy!!! They are awesome trail angels met them in 07 when I hiked 2,000 miles of the PCT. Joe is a funny man that's for sure.
Take care and thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a great post. Your blog really inspires me. Thank you for sharing your experiences - and your dog is adorable! Christine

Catra said...

Hey Christine thank you so much! Rocky is a sweetie I rescued him 6 years ago and I love him ;-)

Jenny said...

What a beautiful photo that is in the poppy field! I love reading your blog, you really inspire me, and I love the photos too :)

Snakebite said...

Poppies! Holy crap! Did you fall asleep like Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion did? I hope the Glinda, the good witch of the North, made it snow to wake you quickly.

"I'll get you, my pretty. And your little dog, too!"