Training Log: barb
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Bicycling||4|| 1:44:00|
| ||Orienteering||1|| 30:00|
| ||Total||5|| 2:14:00|
Bicycling 30:00 
work, isabel breakfast, work, home
A nice conversation tonight with Leike (?) who found out about the CSU training on Meetup, and Ed, Isabel, Ian, Ari and Alex. She and Ian had a lot in common. Got to talk to Ed about the OUSA equipment committee, as well as map-making to expand our small-park orienteering efforts in the region.
Planning a phone call with NEOC and CSU people to talk about expanding the little events in local parks aimed at bringing in families and kids and newcomers - we'll talk on Thursday night. Bud (President of NEOC) wants to see if Ed can brainstorm with us about how to get more small park maps made. Pia, Ian and Wendy were excited about Sunday's event and wanted to talk about expanding the program with their help in the spring.
Bicycling 24:00 
First time out with my new construction worker's reflective jacket. I didn't get run over, so I guess it worked. I felt I had crossed some line - other bikers have more expensive and streamlined but still reflective cold weather gear.
Working on my nonprofit financial reporting midterm.
Bicycling 24:00 
A good morning - managed to sleep in until 7:30; didn't dawdle in bed with phone because I had to bring maps & compasses to Morse School before school started, and I made myself some oatmeal with cooked apples, walnuts and yogurt, which I'm finding works well to last me until lunchtime. Biked to work, after figuring out how to pump up the tires on my bike (haven't used Presta valves before); it was like having new sneakers or something.
Orienteering 30:00 
Hanging and picking up controls for Navigation Games event at Fresh Pond. We had kids from a few different schools. Fresh Pond is great for catching passers by, and we had a few of those, including Tomas and his parents who had been drawn into our "guerilla" events from last year. They asked after Isak; they think he's great. Discussions were had with Wendy, Pia, Ian about doing more of these park events aimed at kids & families, with NEOC. We'll have a meeting soon to discuss. Also Bud (NEOC Pres) is interested in this topic.
Sam's dad was going to reach out to her school this week to see if we could form a team for the remaining 3 events.
We got 3 new kids from CRLS, sophomores; one of them had done orienteering with me when in 5th grade at Morse school; that was the year we were able to take the class to the national meet put on by CSU at Franklin Park. Always good to see that efforts over the year pay off, even if everything still feels small.
I spent a total of at least 6 hours at Fresh Pond plus travel today, and Ethan and I spent a number of hours in preparation.
Ethan did most of the communication with the rangers; we will follow up with a thank you and report on the event to them.
There were many people who stopped by our table, or talked to us as we were picking up controls, asking what it was. Again, just having controls out there raises awareness. I think we should make signs for each control with explanation of what it is and how to participate.
- Dec 1, 2020 [213w, 5d]:
- Jun 17, 2050 [1,755w, 1d]: Y - wmoc 2050
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