Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mora Vasaloppet 35K - 2010

I had a rough day with the cross country ski race - fell on a steep downhill about 5 miles in and looked down to see a bunch of blood in the snow. Ended up scratching up my head and nose, plus having a bloody nose. I kept going and finished, but it was a long, LONG day. I am so glad to be done, on my couch in my pj's and watching the Olympics. I'll leave you with some pictures (all before the bloodied up face!).



So there you have it. I am so thankful for all of you reading and commenting - thinking of having to report a DNF today really kept me going when I wanted to quit. Happy Valentines Day and happy one more day of the weekend to all you lucky folks (including me!) who have tomorrow off. After the first rather unconventional week of marathon training, I am looking forward to getting in some great run this week.

21 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Good job finishing! You get a special medal now, right?

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
Way to go!! You did an awesome job today!! Congrats on your ski race....it looks like so much fun:) Thanks for sharing the great pictures:)

Sarah said...

You did it...way to go! Sorry about the fall...the blood probably made you look tough for the rest of the race. :)

Jamoosh said...

Dang - you rock! Bloody nose and all.

joyRuN said...

Oh that looks like a lot of fun, battle scars & all!

D10 said...

Way to tough it out! Glad you are ok. Great pictures.

heather said...

I'm impressed. The last time I tried that I was a kid and my skis kept falling off. I can't imagine doing 35K. Good job!

sideofsneakers.com said...

What a cool event! I've heard cross country skiing is really hard--35K? wow! I'm impressed!

Katie A. said...

You are a rockstar for finishing! Cross country skiing is no joke - big props to you!
And you are a lucky bum having today off - I'm not so lucky :(

X-Country2 said...

I watched the Olympic cross country ski races this weekend and thought it looked like FUN! Congrats.

onelittletrigirl said...

You are hardcore- way to keep pushing through!!! Battle wounds are great photo-ops...post one!!

RunMommyRun said...

You are bloody hardcore, girl!!!! Great job! Way to add one more awesome accomplishment to your 2010 list!

Laurel said...

Oh no! I'm glad you're ok. You're one tough chick to keep it going though. Nice job.

Jill said...

Oh my, sorry you got hurt and all bloody - eeks. Way to hang in there and not give up, though...lot of strength internally to do that. Love the pics!!

M2Marathon said...

Blech, I fall and bleed, I am D.O.N.E. Much props to you for finishing!! Cute pics, you look all Olympic and stuff.

Running Through Life said...

Way to go! You're on tough woman to keep going with a bloody nose and all.

Marlene said...

You are BRAVE! Congratulations!!! I would have had a hard time getting up and moving on after a tumble like that. Hope you are okay!

I Run for Fun said...

Congratulations! You are a tough gal, Heather. The bloody nose would have been the end of the road for me!

MCM Mama said...

Hey, there's a little something special on my blog for you today.

Ali said...

Wow, way to finish! Good for you.

Sounds like a rewarding evening ... I did the same but ... couch and olympics!

Beth said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about the bloody nose! Great job finishing! 35K is a long way to ski and you did a great job doing it all. Running will seem like a piece of cake now. Hope you are healed up and feeling proud.