I panicked when I saw you because I figured I had done something horribly wrong since I NEVER see you on course to 48. Then I got distracted confirming myself that it was okay to see you and pooched 48. (which was tricky by the way!)
Congrats on your win!
Oh no! :( I saw you standing at the trail junction near 48 and figured you were deciding whether to turn onto the trail, which is why I said, "DOOO IT, SHANNON!" Sorry to cause confusion. When you mentioned that you'd just done something over your head and then didn't come with me on the trail toward 48, I thought you had found it already. In a score format, we're all doing something different so it's best to just ignore other people - except when you see them coming away from a control in a place where you're expecting to find one. Following their route in can save time.
I know! I need to learn to block others out. I find it so hard to multitask: map, compass (I really need a thumb compass again) footing, SI, god help me when I see someone!
Looking forward to January Ocup.
I'll bet your kindergarten teaching skills involve far more multitasking and stress management than most of us will ever experience in a lifetime. You'll be able to bring that to your navigation as you keep gaining confidence. Considering that you didn't even punch every control you visited, you had a good race! :)
Picture a web browser with 28 tabs open - that's basically my day!
And there's a video playing in each tab with the sound blaring!
And one of the tabs keeps picking its nose and trying to wipe the boogers on the neighboring tabs. Is that a thing?
Oh most definitely. Another few have their hands down their pants or in their mouth or both if you're really lucky. Some are are crying while others are trying to zip their zippers. Then there is the yogurt tubes...thermoses, Tupperware and lunch kits that are impossible for me to open (let along my 5 year olds). Just another screen...*ahem*...day!
Cristina's son is 1 so you've given her a lot to look forward to, Hermes!
Son? I thought we were talking about browsers!
Well with all those 'screens' open, I still really love my job.
I'm glad there are people like you because I can't even imagine! One browser tab is enough for me.