Training Log: Spike
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||running||2|| 1:30:00|
| ||cycling||2|| 1:30:00|
| ||orienteering||2|| 50:00||19c|
| ||rowing||1|| 20:00|
| ||Total||6|| 4:10:00||19c|
This looks interesting - CheckOMap. The program looks for and flags places where an OCAD map doesn't match ISOM (e.g. a linear symbol that is too short, an area that is too small, or objects with too little gap).
running 45:00 
Putting out some controls for tomorrow's orienteering at Rockhaven.
I saw a group of hikers. That's a bit unusual.
running 25:00 
Putting out some more controls.
I met Eric at the parking lot and he was going to put out some markers. We'll have just a few left to put out tomorrow a.m.
I spotted a bald eagle high above the parking lot. Even though they are common, bald eagles are nice to see.
rowing 20:00 
cycling 45:00 
Work commute. It would have been a nice evening for a run, but I had to do some stuff for this weekend's Rockhaven event.
cycling 45:00 
I pumped up the tire yesterday and it held air all day yesterday and was fine this morning. So, I biked to work.
running 20:00 
Headlamp jog on West Campus. It was warm, warm enough that I ran in shorts and a jacket with no gloves or hat.
orienteering 10:00  ***
A little bit of orienteering on the sprint map. This was another chance to practice using my new thumb magnifier. I'm not yet used to it.
Yesterday I pumped up my commuter bike tires. This morning the front tire was flat. I didn't ride my bike to work, since I had a meeting in the evening and didn't want to be stuck at work with a flat tire. But, before I left, I filled the tire with air. When I got home, it was still full of air. I'm thinking that when I pumped up the tire yesterday I did something that made the valve not work. There's probably a lesson in there.
Work tonight was mostly good but somewhat surreal....I had a recommendation about having guidelines to ensure consistent and complete agreements between the City and County. This came from looking at a bunch of agreements that weren't complete and were ambiguous. One example was a payment from the County for a fire department building. There was an incomplete agreement and it took something like 6 years to eventually get paid, largely because the agreement didn't cover anything about how the City would be paid. A lot of money was involved. If I remember right, the inflation cost alone was work about $175K.
Management disagreed with the recommendation. They explained that you can't have guidelines because each agreement is different and you can't unilaterally set what's going to be in the agreement. That's basically what they said in writing. They said the same thing in the meeting. But, the manager added that they have a consistent process that routes any agreements through the law department, where they have standards to follow. Well, hello....that's what the recommendation says. So the recommendation is implemented.
I think the City Manager's Office just is unwilling to admit that they've implemented a recommendation that comes from me, even when it is something that they decide to do. Is that just insecurity? Is it confusion?
orienteering 40:00  ***
My legs felt sore, but I wanted to get some exercise in. I drew a little course on the riverfront park map. Temps were warm (near 50?) and a rain fell off-and-on.
I tested my new magnifier for map reading and it worked ok. It doesn't quite sit the same as my other magnifier, but with a little practice, I think it'll be fine.
At one point on the course, I looked up and saw 3 bald eagles.
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