so how exactly did you convince mom to go not just orienteering, but 30k of orienteering?
First, you go for a walk. Mom's pace is much quicker than my normal amble, so clearly she figured this distance stuff can't be too tough, if all we need to do is walk (mostly). Then add in a trip to see granddaughters. And throw in some M&M's. And of course, no talk about 30 km in advance.
Actually went very well. Got hot in the afternoon, so the last hour was hard, but still moving along. Up to that point, mom was navigating nicely along with me. Our only break was a five minute water stop about half way through.
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