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Discussion: You're great

in: hamlet; hamlet > 2023-07-05

Jul 5, 2023 3:53 PM # 
soonerjcb:
Love hearing your thoughts and insights on the races. Love the way you prepared this year...you look much fitter than ever:). Love the way you embraced the new team members. Love pretty much everything about the way you carry yourself. Couldn't pick a better person to represent us (the whole group is great). Remember, perfection is not a realistic goal...just effort:). But I truly sympathize with your frustrations when things don't go according to plan. I suffer from this a lot when I play golf....I'm playing great (for my skill level), then just suck so hard on a hole that I ruin my whole round. Damn that game!! I want to throw my clubs in the water sometimes. Orienteering is much the same way I suspect. Sometimes you shank a ball in the water on Checkpoint 3, but you still gotta finish the round. Tomorrows another great day to golf:)
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Jul 5, 2023 5:21 PM # 
hamlet:
thank you so much, I really appreciate that. Yeah, it's frustrating messing up, but I still had fun out there- lately I've been improving at having fun despite making mistakes, which for me is the most important thing. Resetting after mistakes is tough, especially after knowing you blew the race on one bad leg, but it's so worth it.
Jul 5, 2023 9:51 PM # 
peggyd:
Glad that you're improving on that! It took me a looooong time to get over a leg that ruined my race or that I just thought I should have done better on, and it wasn't fun. And I wasn't fun to be around after a run like that! I still beat myself up a little, but not nearly as much.
And many people have compared orienteering to golf. ;-)
Jul 6, 2023 10:54 PM # 
khall:
Seems like there were MANY people messing up! Well done for recovering and flying through the middle bit!
Jul 6, 2023 10:56 PM # 
khall:
Seems like there were MANY people messing up! Well done for recovering and flying through the middle bit. It looked like a good run to me. Staying calm is key, like Peggy, I did not learn that one quickly. So, bravo!

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