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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.......(T.S Eliot)



Updated: 2017-09-22T07:26:20.533-07:00

 



FreYose 200 mile run

2016-07-11T16:33:52.537-07:00

I had a dream and I made it come true!In 2003 I thought I should run from my house to Yosemite .It took years of thinking about it. Every time I drove to Yosemite valley , I thought I want to run here.I did it in 83 hours 15 min.My amazing crew made it possible .Phil, Chuck, Gabi, Teresa and Mark .Dream big and achieve goals.My run was to celebrate 22 years of being clean & sober.Also to bring awareness on addiction and mental health .Life is amazing .[...]



Badwater Salton Sea 81 miler

2016-05-03T14:15:30.589-07:00

Had a great run this past weekend at Sultan C 81 mile race with my friend Teresa. It's a team race where people run as a two-person team are three person team. This is not a relay, you have to run the entire race step for step with the person on your team. Our finish time was 23:36, it's in our age and4th place for two person female team
Team Beast Mode!



The empress

2016-03-07T01:13:22.512-08:00

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Don’t overload yourself with any more thinking. This is more a time of resting before action takes place. Intellectual reasoning only leads to frustration or leads you away from the direction you should be taking. As this is a re-orientation period take time to evaluate your goals, they may not be the same goals that you started with. Trust your feelings more, future success is at hand. 
Glad I picked that wisdom card
Attempted Razorback 100 relentless. It lived up to its name.
It was a muddy, wet sloppy mess. The rain made it impossible to move forward the wetter it got. I was trudging through muddy streams. I slipped one to many times and tweaked my lower back. I bailed at 50 miles.
Happy to have survived that far.
Next up 3 weeks SF 100



Coldwater rumble 100

2016-01-25T18:22:15.651-08:00

Had a great run this past weekend at CWR100.
Got a course PR for my 3rd finish there.
29:05
First female in the Sonora desert 200








51 hour birthday run!

2015-12-26T23:36:06.080-08:00

Why run hours for age? Why not miles?
Me; because it's to easy to run 51 miles, running 51 hours is more of a challenge 

Mission peak 
Pacers that came out during the storm, Chris & Gabi
The party is about to get real . Fun with friends 
And just like that in a blink of an eye I was done 51 hours and 138 miles later.
Happy 51st b-day to me.
I don't get older, I just get better 😊



Finally a book is in the works !

2015-12-01T12:56:55.622-08:00


Please click on the link to see how you can help!
Hugs,
Catra & TruMan

https://www.gofundme.com/CatraTruMan



Quad Dipsea my 18th finish

2015-11-29T23:39:42.399-08:00

 
I said after finishing this race the first time, 18 years ago I would never run it again. 
It's funny how you forget and the years click by. And somehow I just kept running this race.
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Had a good run
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Finish number 18 in 6:56



TruMan PR'd his Rocky Ridge half marathon time

2015-10-05T13:09:22.341-07:00

TruMan proud of his first place and only dog in the half and his finishers medal (image)
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TruMan did awesome Saturday and killed the half way to go buddy!
(image) Heading to the finish he almost beat me 



Cool write up on me

2015-09-17T13:44:34.059-07:00

http://www.sbnation.com/2015/9/16/9322655/reborn-on-the-run




The Dirt Doxie ran his first 50k

2015-08-26T23:54:05.398-07:00

That's right TruMan ran a 50k. I'm pretty sure he may be the first mini dachshund who has run that far.(image)
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Not the best Run of my life but I finished

2015-08-19T12:53:48.642-07:00

Cool moon 100 done 
It was my 116th run of 100 miles or more 
We run for buckles 😊
(image) I suffered a lot with blisters and the heat but got it done 



Life is all about the journey

2015-07-02T20:54:22.126-07:00

Heading out on the JMT from Whitney to Yosrmite on July 6th. Hoping to go under 6 days 6 hours unsupported. That's the plan.



If you can dream it, you can do it!

2015-06-23T12:48:47.478-07:00

Life can be so busy at times training , working , training, working .
I like giving back to the trails i run.

(image) Saturday I will do trail work in Sunol for 8 hours with my friend Phil. It's part of running 100 miles and 200 mile races. We do trail work.
We will head out after to go pace & watch at Western states 100. It's fun to be there giving back and not racing.
I enjoy those times.
I hope you all have a great summer. Next up for me the 224 mile John Muir trail. I will go unsupported and push for the record. I'm not feeling fast and haven't really trained much for it so we will see what happens the woman's unsupported record is 6 days 6 hours.
I start July 6th😳 under 7 days is always my goal 

My. Diablo 
Mission peak 



Truman! I love him!

2015-06-11T00:04:15.012-07:00

I've been lacking in my blog post.
TruMan and I did a 34 miles fast pack in the Ohlone trail. 24 miles the first day and camped and finished with 10 miles the second day.
Truman is a beast! I love my sausage dog
First dachshund to summit Rose peak
He is a ultra do for sure 



Sometimes you have to let life turn you upside down, so you can learn how to live, right side up.

2015-04-23T00:28:49.495-07:00

Life is good ran the Sunol 200 (solo)finished in 79:29
Thanks to all my friends and fans for your support!
Here's s few photos from the trail during my solo 200 miler 

First big climb mission peak 
Magiries peak loop
Jerry, Teresa and TruMan 13 miles to go 
During a meltdown at 135 miles 
Into the night 60 miles in
Done
(image) Finish line with TruMan who paced me the last 13 miles 



Check this out!

2015-04-14T09:27:34.582-07:00

I'm running this in October 

UROC 100k



Some days are perfect other days you survive.

2015-04-02T13:34:27.224-07:00

I ended up dropping down to the BLU relentless 24 hour course I was having a lot of issues, bladder infection,nausea, diarrhea.
Other than that I was fine. I was first in the relentless 24 hour race 75 miles. I'll take it.






Life is awesome!!

2015-03-26T00:05:39.389-07:00

Sorry peeps I've not blogged in forever !!
I'm off to run BLU 100 in SoCal  this weekend , send me positive vibes.



(image) The cutest picture ever of TruMan 



I've been training in Yosemite a bunch.

Ok everyone always ask where I get my skirts
Runningskirts.com 
Check them out!



Mini Dachshund runs a marathon 26.2 miles

2015-02-07T20:41:05.042-08:00

Yes you read that right! My dachshund TruMan all 9 pounds of him ,ran a marathon on a gravel trail in 6:17.He ran and raised money for a Doxie named Sunshine that was abandoned in the cold and snow near a dumpster she is being helped by KARF a senior dog rescue Kentucky. She is in the hospital and has fought for her life. TruMan raised $807.00 to help with her medical bills. She is doing much better and seems to be getting better everyday.He could of run it faster but his pacer me ,was slow from running the 50k the day before and Coldwater rumble 100, 5 days before .He was so strong and never slowed down I was the one who was slow.Just because a Doxie is small does not mean they can't do epic shit. TruMan has come a long way in two years since i fostered him and adopted him. He could not walk around the block because he was afraid of the world .Now he's running wilderness trails with me.He is my inspiration , he has taught me that having short legs means nothing overcoming all obstacles is in our mind.I hope he can motivate you to get out and run. The DirtDoxie is amazing!![...]



Why? It's an excellent question. But an even better one is... Why not?

2015-01-14T23:47:01.758-08:00

Happy Hump day!
Getting ready for Coldwater rumble 100 next weekend wooHoo. 
Can I say this weather has been awesome latley 😁🐶❤️🐾



By the time we hit 50, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

2014-12-25T00:36:36.079-08:00

Happy 50th b-day to me!
The best is yet to come!
Merry Christmas to all of you from me and TruMan 




You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

2014-12-18T23:53:19.815-08:00

Look who's in January's issue in Runners world ? Life is pretty damn stink'n good! Wouldn't you agree TruMan ?



Broken toes suck!!!

2014-11-13T23:51:34.459-08:00

I was not able to run Rio del lago 100 because last Wednesday I accidentally kicked the Corner  of my wall, in my room and broke toe 4 & 5.
My ortho doctor is awesome he has allowed me to continue to run a couple miles a day. I'm slow and can't bend my left toes i tape them but hey Im keeping my running streak alive.

I celebrated 2 years of running everyday day 730 days on Sunday.
I ran 3 miles with TruMan on my broken toes
I feel grateful and thankful even with these broken toes . It could of been worse.
I see the doctor again for another x-ray before Quad Dipsea 28 miler. I hope I'm all healed since I will be running that race for the 17th time.
Life is good😁




Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

2014-11-05T22:09:44.045-08:00

I finished my 7th javelina 100.  It was my slowest time of 7. I finished in 28:40 I think.
But I had fun even though I struggled.
I will see how I feel mid week and decided if I will be running Rio del lago 100 Saturday. I feel trashed today , which is not normal for me.
I am grateful and thankful. Life is good. Have a great week friends.




If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

2014-10-25T22:17:09.133-07:00



I guess it's been awhile since a post. Just getting ready for Javelina 100. I will be going for my 7th finish there. I was doing a short easy run Tuesday and almost fell. I ended up pulling my glute hamstring area. I've been getting laser treatment so it's doing better.
(image) Today I took Truman to parties at PetSmart and Petco.



I don't think Truman was much into it. Once we got home to run he was happy.
Ok friends send me positve vibes for Javelina 100.
You can follow me on my Facebook athlete page , twitter and Instagram. Seems like I mostly post on those outlites these days.
Happy Halloween