QOC local event at Patapsco Glen Artney.
I did the Red course and ran quite tentatively, especially on the downhills. My back is in a state of "tolerable, but unpleasant". I am not sure whether to push for further treatment or hope that it will get better by itself. My doctor seems to think this is not a case of a burst or bulging disk, but rather just some inflammation that will resolve by itself. But it's been a month now. Ugh.
The orienteering itself went ok. This is not QOC's nicest area, but Ted Good did a good job of accurately mapping the green, so you could at least try to minimize the damage. Still, I came back nearly as bloody as from the cactus wars of last week. I won the red course, but was consistently slower than Joe and Sam, and a little slower than Wyatt, on the common legs between Red and Blue.