I'm still alive just very busy. I ran my b-day
run a few weeks ago. Only ran 102 miles. Hurt
my ankle at mile 38 and decided I knew I could pull off
102 miles. The weather got ugly so it was a blessing
that I wasn't out longer. I don't think I would of
had enough warm clothes to get me through the next night.
I have been just getting ready for HURT 100.
Leave next week for Hawaii.
This picture was taken on my B-day December 24th.
Yosemite Falls. It was super cold.
I hope you all had a wonderful Holidays.
Hi my friends-
Here is my latest art piece. Most of you know I
will be running 141 miles starting Friday at 5am.
I hope to finish in under 52 hours. Please send me
positive vibes for a positive and peaceful journey.
I hope everyone is well.
Just a picture of me and my latest piercing.
yep got my septum pierced. I will say out of all
my 25 piercings this one hurt the least. Paul at
Braindrops is an amazing piercer.
Just getting ready for my b-day run. 141 miles
My friend Johnny was getting a tattoo finished so I
had to get something. And since I had just found
out I got in WST 100 had to celebrate. So I got a
Hope everyone is well.
Today was a beautiful day on Mount Diablo. Ran 35
miles. I did a little bit of climbing along the
way. Great upper body work out.
Just hoping tomorrow I get picked in the Western
States 100 lottery. It's days like today that I am
thankful for. I'm alive and have been blessed with
the ability to run for hours and hours and hours.
One more thing make sure you hug at least 3 people a
day. Positive energy transfer is a beautiful
Catra aka monkey girl
I know we all have bad days from time to time. For
the past three years I get super depressed around the
holidays. I really start missing my Mom, who past
away three years ago. She was so into the
holidays. She loved to decorate and make
I feel so lucky to have you all as friends. With
people like you in my life I make it through the crux
I was feeling depressed today so I started looking
through my JMT pictures from this year. By the
time I was done i felt happy again.
this was taken near 1,000 islands lake on the JMT this
year. This year was one of the worst snow years on
the JMT and anyone who made it through had many stories
of their journey. It was a test of survival and
most of us past the test.
There was at least 9 people who died out there on the
JMT/PCT section this year.
Life is to short to be sad and depressed so I will just
keep looking at my pictures when I get sad.
Just want to pass on something I practice everyday on
my run. I pick up three pieces of trash.
I know I'm just on person but it makes a
difference on my trail.
I often tell hikers to pick up trash on the way
down from the peak if they see any.
Maybe one person might listen. Come to
think about they must be listening. On my run
today I had to look for the third piece of trash.
Have a happy day and keep your trails clean.
Yesterday I mentioned the beautiful weather we were
having and how I was running in a tank top. Look
at me today, it was cold foggy and rainy. How I
love days like this.
My friends called me this morning hoping I had
somehow became a wimp over night and wouldn't want to
run in the rain. Nope I'm still just as hardcore
as ever. I'm not going to melt in the rain!
They are training to run 62 miles on my b-day run and
are also training for HURT 100. I told them they
need to be hardcore like me. They showed up.
We had a blast running 20 miles in the rain and slippery
mud, good training for HURT 100 I told them. We
will all run Quad. dipsea tomorrow 28 mile race.
Looks like the weather will be sunny tomorrow.
Hope you're all having a great Black Friday. I
know I did out on the trail.
Can you believe it, tank top in November at night.
I ran three hours and finished at 6:30pm. it
never got cold enough to put on my jacket.
The top of Mission Peak is behind my head. This
is my favorite place to run. This place has
helped me through the ups and downs in my life.
If I'm having a bad day all I have to do is head up
the Peak. Everything seems better by the time
I'm done. it really is a magical place for me.
I'm so Thankful to have this place to run just several
miles from my house. I hope you all are
lucky enough to have a place like Mission Peak to
go to, and help guide you through life.
Halloween is the only time I can be me, without
anyone judging me. On Halloween I some how blend
in. Doing my makeup today, I thought to
myself. I use to do this each and everyday 11
years ago when I was a Goth. I can't believe
how time consuming it was to be a Goth each and
I guess I had time. I wasn't an Ultrarunner.
Now my days are taken up with training 2-8 hours a day.
Back than I spent that amount of time getting ready to
go out clubbing.
Today I dressed as a Goth butterfly. I won
first place $100 gift certificate at Whole Foods.
It was fun being a Goth for a day again.
To be honest I much rather be dirty and sweaty,
running all the day on the trails being a Ultrarunner
then to be a Goth. Being a Goth is high
maintenance. I guess I've changed over the years
I'm no longer high maintenance.
I must admit, I still love my Goth Music. Heard
the Goth anthem today, Everyday is Halloween by
Ministry. Funny how I use to live like Halloween
I'm thankful for who I was, and who I am today.
Well I did it! I got Max tattooed to me.
Now I will never have a bad run. You all know I
carry a little Max doll for good luck. There
have been times where he was left behind. Only
when I don't carry my hydration pack. I still
take him with me. Usually keep him in a drop
Well now I will have my good luck idol with me.
I ended up getting two new tatts while in San
This weekend no 100 WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?????
I'm going to get a new tattoo my artist in Fremont
has drawn up a chest piece. Not going to tell
what it is.
I have two weeks of until my next 100. That's
right another. I said I would never run the SD 1
day, don't like the road. Changed my mind
seems like a good challenge.
I'm finally done with the "Catra slam".
5 hundreds in 7 weeks. What an awesome tour it's
been. I took this picture on one of my weekends
off from running a hundred. It was sunset, and the
sky was the most beautiful shade of red and orange.
You had to be there.
I will right my Catra Slam report soon. I love
all of you!!!
Not all my hundreds are easy... Sometimes I
forget I'm not supergirl. I'm only human.
I to suffer in a hundred mile race. And when it
happens it's no fun. With all the hundreds I've
been running. I really had it good. I felt
good at the three in a row. So of course thought
I'd be fine at Javelina, right? I had two weeks
to rest. I felt ok through the first 30 and then
started suffering from a bladder infection. It
zapped most of my energy. All I could do was
drink water. I flushed all the salt from my
body. That's not good. I couldn't eat
either. It was a bit of a sufferfest, like
I always say pain is pleasure!!!
I was very fortunate to be able to run with my friend
Mari Lemus. it just turned out we were on the
same pace. We ended up running the whole race
pretty much together. It was fun.
At mile 95 she was bent over puking. Me trying
to puke my body was trashed I was dirty, stinky and my
clothes covered with salt. I look over at her
and say "were a fucking mess" look at
us. We just laughed got up and started
running. I often ask why??
WHY??? WHY??? Why do I run hundreds???
It's about the people and places. This was
one of these race's were it took team work to keep
moving forward. Without Mari it would of not
been the same. We had fun even in our darkest
hours we still managed to laugh and have fun.
Sometimes I like just being me....I don't always have
to look like a Ultrarunner. This is what I look like
when I'm tapering. I've been running hundreds for
the past three weekends it was nice just to get out and go
do something other than run. Well I did run 18
miles the day before and I did wake up on Mt. Diablo this
morning with Jack.
Yeah, belive it or not I just came from camping on Mt.
Diablo. I think I clean up pretty good! LOL....
This picture was taken Saturday. Me and Jack went
to the Download music festival. There were several
bands playing. The Killers were the main act.
They ROCKED!!! If you ever get a chance to see
them, do it..
WOW! It had been years since I went to a concert.
It was actually the first time being clean and sober going
to one. I couldn't believe how wasted most people
were. I don't miss those days. I can say if it
wasn't for Ultrarunning. I would of been one of
those falling down shit faced drunk girls there.
And know you know why I run. it helps me to stay
drug and alcohol free..
I'm off to Arizona this week to run my next hundred and
to appreciate being a Ultrarunner.