Its been almost exactly a year since the back surgery and my intent was to take a year off to recover--so here we are.
As a last minute thing, ran both days at the Fall Festival A event and did OK. I just can't go in the woods without the competitive juices getting the better of me. Actually, slowing down by necessity seems to have improved my orienteering as the splits suggest I'm losing less time than nearby competitors.
But that might be the last competition for a while, so now I can get back to a focus on getting stronger and faster.