When did you realize you didn't go to #1?
I've been waiting for this question from you! :-) I contemplated actually kicking the conversation off because I had to tell someone.
So imagine my shock and horror as I am attacking my 17th control and a wave of realization swept over me that I had already been there!
You know me, if I have a bad start, I'm not above going back and starting over again. But 17 controls in?? I don't know how I flubbed #1. I know I usually require a little adjustment time to become "zen" with the map. Perhaps this hadn't happened yet. I am usually VERY good about checking control numbers, too.
Needless to say, it took the motivation out of the rest of the course. The kids all used MY line on me when I got back: "A bad day orienteering still beats a good day at work/school." So I still had fun.
Ah, yes, that would have been some letdown, but as I was out there butchering up things and thinking that I really didn't need to get stickers in my butt one more time, I also thought how happy I was to be out in the woods. Better than a lot of alternatives. Good for you for continuing, since at that point you were as close to the quit point as you could possibly be.
And, missing O - didn't see it or didn't bother? :)
Didn't bother. As a side note, I twisted my knee pretty badly. That was pretty much just icing on the cake of my day. After my horrendous #1 error, the crappy way I got to 18, the miserable way I did the last window, and my knee barking louder at every step, finding O fell to the bottom of the list! If I told you I think I missed F also, that would just be piling on, right? :-)
Oh, so sorry to hear about the knee. Yes, you missed F also. I was going to go back into QOC results and correct the "woring" typo and add No F, but I forgot. Now, it would just seem like piling on. ;-)
My route to 18 was not optimal either, and I was ticked because all I had to do was go to the great big building and go from there, but no.
You did throw that extra one - X - in at the end.
Pohick Bay will be better!!