Running1:07:21  13.53 km (4:59 / km) +296m4:29 / km ahr:158 max:179
Sunset run to the Ledge
Had 5-6 people scream at me from their car running back on Main. Normally just ignore them because they must be sad people to scream at people from a vehicle and run.
But at Parsonage and Main I had someone else yell at me and something in me snapped. I turned around while they were stopped at the light and screamed into their car: "The fuck you want?" The passenger (mid-20s white dude in a hoodie) yelled at the driver to drive and they ran the red light to get away.
Really dumb move on my part because you don't know who has a gun and will look for any excuse to use it. But I don't even remember making a decision about it, something came over me. Here's hoping they learned that the people they yell at from their car are actually humans. Now we just need to teach that to several million more people and we should be golden.
Rough Translation of some good advice received in Spain.
TEN BASIC MENTAL ASPECTS OF ORIENTEERING 1. Your SELF-ESTEEM does not matter to others, only your results. Value your effort whenever you do things well and whatever the result may be. 2. If you make a MISTAKE of any type, it is not anyone else’s fault, only yours. Learn from them and apply what you have learned. 3. FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND, not on the result. If you improve these tasks, the results will come by themselves. 4. The relationship between training and results is not always fair. GET USED TO IT. 5. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE anyone. Everyone can beat you. 6. If you always do the same thing, you will make the same mistakes. DO NOT STOP LEARNING, EVEN WHEN YOU WIN. 7. Always do your own orienteering in races. DO NOT THINK ABOUT OTHERS. 8. You are the one who best knows how to do your best. SELF-CONFIDENCE. 9. You must always THINK POSITIVELY. 10. Have fun training and competing. MOTIVATION is fundamental.