Orienteering race 1:21:32  2.07 mi (39:24 / mi)
shoes: Inov-8 OROC 340
Yellow course at Camp Ransburg, last day of the 2013 Flying Pig. I was shadowing Joshua from a distance most of the time, and consulting on errors. Joshua made more mistakes today, since I wasn't "hovering" as much (at his request!), but I think he's learning and he still had fun. so that's good news.
This was quite an unexpected weekend. I took the kids to several meets when they were younger, which they generally seemed to enjoy, but it never really "stuck". Which is fine - I don't expect them to share my every interest. So it was pretty surprising now for Joshua to want to head out on two courses in the same weekend.
To be fair, he can be a bit flighty, and perhaps everything will change by next weekend. But I know I'll never forget the sight of him trotting away from the Ransburg start area, by himself, hunched over a map, so determined. I hope it's not the last time I get to see him do that, but I'm very grateful that I got to see it once.