Monday, July 17, 2006

My horoscope for today; Your tenacity and talent are what can turn this situation around, and don't you forget it. The stars give you a little extra faith in yourself just when you need it. With this kind of attitude you can move mountains.

So I ran only 50 miles of the Tahoe 100. Why? well going into it I knew my infection wasn't 100% gone. So I made a promise at the start if the bladder infection kicked in I would do at least 50 miles. Well it kicked in 15 miles into it. I took this medication for bladder pain my Doctor gave me. It's called phenazopyridine. it's suppose to stop the pain. It worked at home when I took it. I was hoping it would work in a hundred mile race. It didn't. I though if it kicked in by the time I got back to the 50 mile mark I would keep going. I walked almost 30 miles on the way back. I saw my tattooed sister Sara sitting at Snow Peak. I got her butt out of there. I really wanted to see her finish her first hundred. Which she did.
We mostly walked from there. I couldn't run at all because of the pain. we made it to the start finish in 14:40. The cutoff was 17:30. I once again made a smart choice to stop. I want to be healthy for my 601 mile journey on July 27th.

So along the way I picked out great campsites, in cool locations, when I'm out there to fast pack the whole thing. Out there, I thought often thought of one of my Angels, Suzanne Krantz. It was me, Suzanne & Linda McFadden who were the first woman to run the entire trail in 2001. I believe we still hold the record in 72 hours.
She passed away in 2002 from skin cancer. She always had a smile on her face no matter how tough it got. So if you saw me smiling when I dropped that's why.


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10 comments:

jullian said...

good choice!!!!
i 'm proud of you...
ju :)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

smart girl

have fun on the 601 miles in just a little while!

miki said...

Hope your body heals as much as it can before your uber run.
I met your twin, Sara, at Mt. Diablo about 2 months ago. I definitely thought of you when I saw her. You guys match! I have to say...tattooed , ultra running chicks...very hot. :D

beckyjsacto said...

Very smart of you to stop! Has your doc done a culture and sensitivity test? I had recurrent infections until they cultured the bacteria, then figured out which specific bug I had in my system, the prescribed a very specific drug to combat it. Until then, I'd be on meds that would take the symptoms away while I was on the drugs, but I'd be down for the count as soon as I was off the meds again. Feel better soon -- I love reading your blog & the wisdom card postings!

~Becky

Catra said...

Hey Becky-

When I get back from the Sierras I'm getting a Catscan and I will ask them to do a culture thanks for the beta.
I hope to see you on the trails soon.
Catra

~gnatty~ said...

i'm proud of you for making the "loving-towards-self" choice. (sometimes these are the hardest!) i can't wait for the 27th! i'll be thinking of you.

Catra said...

hey nattie thanks for th kind words.
catra

Catra said...

hey nattie thanks for th kind words.
catra

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