Orienteering 49:25  *** 3.5 km (14:07 / km) +160m 11:30 / km
12c shoes: Brooks Running 17
Brown at Bon Tempe with Presto! I'm still remarkably exhausted from the flu. I went back to work on Tuesday, but it's been all I can do just to go to work for the past week. Yesterday I walked down to lab to move some cultures and it was work to walk back up the hill. Sigh.
Anyway, I decided to just go out and jog the brown and see how it felt. I figured worst case, I'd just quit part-way and best case, it would be nice to be outside and sweat a little. I was definitely feeling the exhaustion on the uphills, but this was remarkably good. Brown was definitely the right length for me, I was starting to feel a bit shaky on the last big downhill and then some of the flatter running at the end, but I knew I was basically done, so I just went ahead and finished. My navigation was relatively clean - a few bobbles here and there. The most notable hesitation was one where I had no idea what the symbol I was looking for meant. Turns out it was a redwood circle, which was quite awesome, but I didn't figure that out until I actually got to the control :-).
Presto was quite excited to be running out in the nice green grass. And there was fudge at the finish, so all in all a pretty awesome day!