It is a happy coincidence that regular running helps orienteering
and that orienteering motivates regular running. However, my reasons for running regularly are quite distinct from the reasons that I practice orienteering
. I run regularly because I wish to age gracefully instead of deteriorating in my old age. As a result, running regularly makes sense even when I do not participate in orienteering meets. At the same time, I feel that orienteering is meaningful at any speed, any level of physical fitness. Thus, participating in orienteering meets makes sense even when I do not run regularly.