Friday, February 29, 2008

Seduce my mind and you can have my body,
Find my soul and I'm yours forever.
~ by Anonymous ~

My love for you is a journey;
Starting at forever,
And ending at never.
~ by Anonymous ~

My life has some how become so much more amazing. As you all know I have been in Sierra Madre a lot. Why?? Well because of Andy.
I wasn't looking for love but somehow it found me and hit me on the head and made me think. I have thought I have been in love before many times. But was I??/ I don't think so.
These feeling I have now are feelings I have never had. I have never been sad when I am away from a BF. Infact most of the time I'm happy not to see them everyday. Even when I was married I was happy when my husband was gone so I could run and not have anyone to answer to.
With Andy I'm so sad when I'm not with him. He is the same way. We both cried at he airport when I was leaving knowing it would be 14 days before we could hold each other again.
I didn't know love could hurt. Is it suppose to be like this. Missing someone so much it hurts, has anyone else experienced this???
Andy and I have so muchin commen together, we love going to clubs and hanging out. We love to go out to eat,he's so sweet he has taken me to so many vegan restaurants and he's not even a vegan. We have gone to the beach, movies and even got tattooed together.
We finally ran together for the first time last week. I run when he's at work, but we have never run together. We think it's funny because our relationship wasn't based on running. All my others were, that's what I did ran and who ever I dated ran with me. If it wasn't for ultrarunning though Andy and I would of never met. If i didn't have issues at HURT 100 , only ended up running the 100k me and Andy would of never talked. It was out on the trail with Kimmy that I asked about Andy and she told him I liked him. The universe brought us together at the right time. That's what I believe.
Andy is an amazing ultrarunner he has run 19 100's and many other ultras. We will be running our first race together in a couple weeks a 50k. We will also be running Leona divide 50m, I just hope to keep up with him. I at least know I can kick his butt in a hundred because I usually pass him the last 5 miles.

It's funny to say but with Andy in my life it feels complete for the first time ever.
We live life and love life together. He's my sunshine and I'm his funshine.

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kat Von D and Catra C at Musink tattoo and music convention.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Tattooed girls showing some ink
Me doing a photo shoot in front of the Longway music booth with the Longway girls.
Me in front of the judges for the best overall female tattoo competition. Striker from love lines is to the right holding the mic. Nope I didn't win but was told I should of won. The girl that won had an amazing back piece.

Fun and games in SoCal. I was visiting Andy in Sierra Madrea. Of course I had a blast. We had so much fun just doing whatever we wanted. The tattoo convention was a blast. I was the second most photographed person there next to Kat Von D of course. I felt like I was famous in a weird sort of way. Someone would stop me and ask to get there picture taken with me and the next thing I know I would have 5 other people waiting to get a picture with me too. It was like that most of the day. Poor Andy he was such a good sport holding my purse and jacket every time.
Andy you're the best ;)


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rock stars in the Making.......................... Vinnie and Catra doing an album cover pose in Pasadena on my way to get a tattoo.

Andy & Catra, I even have AK doing a rock star pose with me..LOL....

Do not put yourself in a situation that will compromise you or your values. It is frankly better to do without than accept compromise. Examine what it is that you want - perhaps what you want is not necessarily what you need. This is a time for improvement and betterment but you must clear away the old to make room for the new. Where there is a will there is a way, learn to operate in new ways and develop your strength of will.

Ok so my computer is totally messed up. Just thought I'd throw a couple pictures up. It might take a few days to figure out whats wrong.
It was having problems when I was in Sierra Madre and Andy tried to fix it.
Now I can't get it to post the pictures for me or download my pictures to the right place. So sorry everyone.
It took me three hours just to put these pictures up ,and put up the wisdom card.
I know nothing about computers so hopefully I can figure it out in the next couple days.
Hope everyone is well.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The call of destiny is strong, so follow what you know to be right and true. If you ask the universe for help, inspiration or guidance be assured that it will be supplied. Persevere with the sure knowledge that what will ultimately transpire will be, not only as good as you think, but will in fact be much better than expected. Have faith in the future, your long-term goals will surely be fulfilled. Remember though that it is the power of commitment that makes it so, not just idly wishing. © Stephen Haynes
Practicing the pose method on my run.
Finally my arm is done...Woo Hoo
Michelle Peot and Me on Melrose

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We often blind ourselves to beauty precisely because it inspires us to go beyond ourselves. Today, find only beauty, especially when your first instinct is to be critical of someone, something, or some opportunity.

Todays crossfit: Run 400meters x 4 times 1:40-1:44-1:40-1:43. I practiced the pose method during my run rather than going out really fast and dying in the end. I stayed with 90 cadence the whole run. I need to work my way up to close to 100.
I will be back in SoCal at Andy's until Wed. we have an action packed weekend of Running, Clubbing, crossfitting & Musink tattoo convention. I am learning to live outside the box and balace many fun things ;)

"Show me how you do that trick The one that makes me scream" she said "The one that makes me laugh" she said And threw her arms around my neck "Show me how you do it And I promise you I promise that I'll run away with you I'll run away with you" Spinning on that dizzy edge I kissed her face and kissed her head And dreamed of all the different ways I had To make her glow "Why are you so far away?" she said "Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you That I'm in love with you" You Soft and only You Lost and lonely You Strange as angels Dancing in the deepest oceans Twisting in the water You're just like a dream Daylight licked me into shape I must have been asleep for days And moving lips to breathe her name I opened up my eyes And found myself alone alone Alone above a raging sea That stole the only girl I loved And drowned her deep inside of me You Soft and only You Lost and lonely You Just like heaven
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Who am I??? I often ask myself who am I??? My answer I'm Catra a girl with many labels...Most of all I'm a runner and crossfit junkie. I could add to that all day but it's safe to say I love running and I love crossfit, together they build the foundation of the athelete that I am. This week I was lucky enough to be part of the crossfit running and endurance cert. It's new for crossfit. Brian MacKenzie of Newport Beach and Mike Collins came up with the program to help runners run better and become more efficent. Brian is a fellow ultra runner and has trained using the pose technique that's what we learned. He has run 3 100's on very low milage. The longest run he did for AC 100 was 13 miles. He did harder crossfit wods and worked on crossfit instead of just focusing on running all the time. It worked for him.
I learned so much we did lot's of drills, and worked on the technique. they video taped us both days ,and it was amazing how much my running changed the next day and how easier it was to run fast.
I know it can't change over night but I am working on it, and using a tempo trainer for staying in a running cadence of 90-100.
I feel like running is new again.

We did WODS both days we did Helen on Saturday and a tabata run/push-press. I learned so much at the cert. and am looking forward to learning so much more about pose. I am planning to come back in a month and have Brian MacKenzie train me for two weeks. He wants to see me cut my running in half and focus on proper running and my crossfit WODS. I'm looking forward to getting my next cert. in March, that one will be the crossfit level 1 trainer.

Eric LeClair of Monrovia Crossfit/Fitness boot camp
Rookie of Newport Beach crossfit. He has run 3 ultras in less then a year of running and plans on running a hundred miler this year.
Brain & Melissa MacKenzie of NewPort Crossfit. Thanks guys for putting on the cert. I really enjoyed it.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into the world. May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than the form.

Andy and me at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood
Mari, Catra, Leigh and George hanging out at the OC 100k this past weekend.
Vinnie, Catra and Andy after a night out at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. We were celebrating me getting my crossfit running and endurance cert.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.....i KINDA THINK IT'S A SILLY HOLIDAY. i THINK PEOPLE SHOULD SHOW THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER EVERYDAY. Sure they can do something extra, extra special to show there love on this day. But I think everyday should be valentines day if you're in love.
Im heading out to So Cal this evening. I for once have a valentines day date. Lucky me ;)
Many of you ask what is crossfit? Down below I posted what it is. This is how it is discribe on the web-site.
Have a beautiful rest of the week.
Just a little windy on my run yesterday.
The setting sun.
My very first picture of a Pelican, isn't he cute in a funny sorta way?
Mission Peak looming in the distance.
Me after my run and ready to hit crossfit. 2/13 Wod 10 rounds for time of: run 200 meters-10 burpees-10 knees to elbows 28:22. Yeah, it sounds easy but it isn't!

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed our workouts posted daily on this site and distinguished themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I love the wisdom card I picked today. It's dead on!!!!
I got to go climbing a city beach across from where I work. Since I work at REI we get to go for free. Tuesday & Thursdays everyone goes. I forgot how much I missed it, well not climbing indoors but the movement and the thought that goes into climbing. I enjoy the challenge and feeling of making it to the top.
Can't wait for the weather to get nice and go to Yosemite and get out on the real rock.
Of course I climbed with my camera had to take a picture of me climbing 5.10, it wasn't easy. I climbed one 5.6 route then stright up to 5.10. The rest of the time I climbed 5.8's
Making my move.
I also miss slacklining my x was amazing at this, slacklining 2,000ft above the ground it's called a highline when it's way up high. I of course needed my cute nephew Aaron to help his aunt. Yep, that's my 19 year old nephew Aaron. He is an amazing guy.
Me racing Aaron up the wall of course I had to kick his ass. He was on 5.6 and I was on a 5.9. I'm looking a little stuck, just for a second.
That's Scott REI employee belaying me. It was funning I totally forgot how to tie a figure 8 and how to loop it through my harness. I had a gri gri and none of the guys ever used one so I was a little scared having Scott lower me with it. It was fine though.

Release your worries and your cares, just let go as if you had no idea of what might or could happen. Don’t hang onto the idea of loss or failure because, if you let go of all you think you want, want will be replaced by true happiness. What you need will be given or will manifest itself, even though it is unlikely to come in the form you think it should. All mistakes are eventually corrected as the universe takes a hand in your affairs. ©Stephen Haynes

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I'm loving the weather. It has been beautiful here the past couple days.
So I have been being a bad Mommy to my little Rocky. Today I did crossfit wod at home. I did 150 wall balls 5 min. I was going to run 2 hours but decided to run with Rocky for two hours. It was more of a run 1 hour, walk 1 hour, but I go at his pace. On our walk an off leash big dog ,ran after Rocky and Rocky stood his ground he and bit the dog. He didn't hurt the dog, but it sure was afraid of Rocky. He's a tough little man.
Going to SoCal Thursday ,looking forward to my running and endurance crossfit cert. and hanging with Andy. Also looking forward to seeing all my friends at OC 100k. I will be at the start to cheer everyone on. hey any bloggers that live in the area get a hold of me if you wanna run Friday. I will run Mt. Wilson trail to Chantry flats and back it's around 23 miles. I wanna start at 10am.

Bikini season is here, and crossfit wods have made me in top shape to feel good in my bikini.
The Rock star...Gotta love him he's so cute
Rocky & me!!!
Ok this song reminds me of being on drugs, I still love this band My life with the thrill kill kult. Partyed with this band a few times they even bought speed from my X. His band opened for them twice.
When I here this song I think back to how I use to be, and am happy where I am. Clean and sober

“A Daisy Chain 4 Satan” "I live for drugs."That's great." "I freaked out very very badly." "I freaked out on acid." "That's great." "I'm the white rabbit."Here where I sit alone lost Here I will dream, why Give me a drink, I need a think now I gotta rip my stinking brain "My friends turn me on." "I could never afford it, I would never buy drugs." "I live for drugs." "That's great.""I'm the white rabbit."Black boots, highway broads Dope forever, forever loaded Black boots "I freaked out on acid." "I'm the white rabbit."Here where I sit alone lost Here I will dream, why Give me a drink, I need a think nowI gotta rip my stinking brain "I freaked out very very badly." "I freaked out on acid." "I'm the white rabbit"Joan? Joan? Bitch! I'm gonna find her, and I'm gonna kill her!"

Monday, February 11, 2008

Crossfit today we did time trials.....
Row 500m-2:37 Run 400m 2:02 100 pull-ups-4:14(jumping) 100 push ups 6:03 and 100 abmat sit-ups 3:14. We were suppose to rest 5 min. between exercises but I didn't. I will next time so my times should be better.
FYI anytime I mention something about a crossfit wod and you want to know like what a burpee is go to they have video. It's hard for me to explain the movement but easier to demo.

Sunny, warm beautiful day on my 20 mile Alameda creek trail run after crossfit.
Just stretching at the Niles turn around point.
I always work out a little crossfit into this run there are many benches. I do 20 push-ups and box jumps alone the way.
Look at my Falcon friend I saw today. Isn't he cute.
This was my first 20 miler in my Vasque blurs and I'm digg'n em. I also put the super feet insole in them and they felt awesome.

I added this song because it reminds me of my MOM, it was her favorite U2 song and it was the first song I heard after I found her dead. Everytime I hear it on my mp3 player I get teary eyed and think of how much I love my Mom.

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town

You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere

You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets
clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a
leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the
colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you
don't need it now
What you don't know you
can feel it somehow
What you don't have you
don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day

Sunday, February 10, 2008

DEATH BY BURPEES...................................Yes, I just about died during this one. As many burpees as you can in 20 min.
Me 234. They were by no means perfect, and I did them without shoes, which was harder. I ended up going to my knees for push-ups after 30.
It just about killed me, but didn't stop me from doing a 10 mile run after.
I was in So Cal Sierra Madrea fro Andy's big bash it was fun. Lot's of people showed up and it was fun hanging out with all the So Cal runners.

I headed out Saturday towards the Wilson trail from Andy's Saturday morning and I noticed a lot of runners coming at me. Found out they are all training for the Mt' Wilson trail run. As I was running a guy spots me and comes running at me from across the street. He had lot's of tattoos and a shaved head. He say's you're Catra and you train at one world crossfit. Yeah, he was right. I was suprised then he said his name was Eric and he runs crossfit Monrovia. I was stoked, I had no idea there was a crossfit close by. He will also be attrending the running and endurace cert. next weekend in Newport. I'm going to hit up his crossfit for a wod Friday. I should know by now, any fit looking guy with tattoos, and shaved head , there is a high possibility they are a crossfit trainer, it's the look. All the top crossfit trainers have the same look. Ok I know at some point I will be a trainer, yeah ,I have the tattoos, but I'm not going to shave my head...LOL...
If you're in the area check out Eric's place

Six inches off the floor and flying high into outer space.
RIP....Catra Corbett....Death by burpees 2-8-08

ah We move like cagey tigers We couldn't get closer than this The way we walk The way we talk The way we stalk The way we kiss We slip through the streets While everyone sleeps Getting bigger and sleeker And wider and brighter We bite and scratch and scream all night Let's go and throw All the songs we know...Into the sea You and me All these years and no one heard I 'll show you in spring It's a treacherous thing We missed you hissed the lovecats We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully Wonderfully pretty! Oh you know that I'd do anything for you...We should have each other to tea huh? We should have each other with cream Then curl up by the fire And sleep for awhile It's the grooviest thing It's the perfect dream Into the sea You and me All these years and no one heard I'll show you in spring It's a treacherous thing We missed you hissed the lovecats We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully Wonderfully pretty! Oh you know that I'd do anything for you...We should have each other to dinner huh? We should have each other with cream Then curl up in the fire Get up for awhile It's the grooviest thing It's the perfect dream Hand in hand Is the only way to land And always the right way round Not broken in pieces Like hated little meeces...How could we miss Someone as dumb as this? I love you... let's go...Oh... solid gone...How could we miss Someone as dumb as this?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Crossfit Rocks!!!!
Have I mentioned lately how much I love crossfit??? If not, guess what I do!!!
I swear during the WOD today, I thought to myself running a hundred miles is easier that have the crossfit WODS, call me sick but it's true.
I won't make it to class tomorrow, going to Sierra Madre after work for Andy's party. But not to worry Freddy & all the crossfit trainers. I saw the WOD. DEATH BY BURPEES 20 min. of as many burpees you can do. I will get up extra early to do them ;)

Todays WOD..My time was 14:24
Jolie showed me some great back stretches today
This one also helps stretch your leg. I need more practice to get all the way over. By next week I should be able to do it.
New beginnings or the possibilities of a new start are soon to be presented. Use your inner magician to pull together all the components of what soon will be in the offing, as you should now be able to manifest your hopes, dreams and desires. Remember you are only at the beginning, the first stages of development, so the more you are able to accept the more will be given to you. © Stephen Haynes

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wisdom card down below. It's called the Sun card and it's the third time I have pulled it in the past few weeks.
I need to figure out what it really means.
Today we did fran at crossfit. the workout is
21-15-9 ..Thrusters & pull-ups for time. I did it in 7:10. I used a 33 pound bar and band assested pull-ps. My shoulder was really messed up during Rocky Raccoon 100, same injury from HURT 100k. I got a massage tonight from my therapist David and I feel much better.
Got my hair colored today from Julia. Oh btw she got into Wasatch..WOO HOO.

Sometimes I do wish there were two of me so I could do so much more...LOL!!!!
I’m sure you have heard the expression, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. How true that is right now so do not judge conditions by their appearance. New opportunities, new possibilities, or possibly a second chance, are just around the corner. All things are cyclical and evolutionary, just like the caterpillar turns to a chrysalis, so the chrysalis becomes the butterfly - each serving its purpose, each part of the other, so understand our own lives also operate in this evolutionary or metamorphic way. Keep an open mind and the truth will be clear, you will be shown the way. © Stephen Haynes