Either something really discouraging happened on control #7 or...
I did have troubles leaving six. I also hadn’t had a single enjoyable moment up to that point and felt like I was going to run out of sweat, so I decided not to waste any more time out there.
Well, you weren't having fun, but you seem to have been doing very well, so that's something. (I was concerned that you may have gotten injured, so I'm glad it wasn't that.)
Definitely not injured, and I’m totally shocked that my splits are not near the bottom for those controls. I wasn’t orienteering, I was sort of stumbling in the right general direction, then relocating and finding the control some distance away from where I had thought it would be. Nothing made sense to me on the map and it was green and it was too damn humid.
Thankfully today went a lot better.
Yeah, 3rd and 4th place splits, and in 3rd place overall at control #5, is definitely not near the bottom. But the whole point of this activity is to enjoy yourself.
Keep in mind this was F35, not F21E, most of the fast people were on longer courses.
I enjoyed myself on three out of four outings this weekend, pretty good considering how my quads felt after the first one! I think getting to 100% will involve this thing called “training”.
I think I've heard of that. ;-)
“ it was green and it was too damn humid”
This is why I generally avoid orienteering in Ontario and Quebec in summer. Autumn is so much more enjoyable. Cooler temps, less humidity, open woods, and nice fall coloUrs.