orienteering 2:45:05 8.24 mi (20:03 / mi) +1430ft 17:13 / mi
ahr:134 max:160 shoes: x-talon 212 #2
Made it around the Billygoat, walked the whole thing. Wrapped up the hamstring pretty tight, took 1200 mg vitamin I. It held up for quite a while, just a dull ache, but getting sharper pains the last 20 or 30 minutes. Glad it wasn't any longer, or hilly at the end.
Going slowly gave me the opportunity to witness some truly awful orienteering. Not mine, with one exception. The primary culprits were Jeremy and Jeff (last names withheld to protect the guilty), though to be fair, compared to Jeremy, Jeff was not so bad.
My own truly awful moment? Got hit in the forehead by a branch. Knocked my hat off, set it flying. Also my glasses. A few immediate cuss words, then down on my hands and knees looking for my glasses, which are not so easy to find when you don't have them on in the first place.
And while I'm looking, I'm thinking, first, well, they are sort of old, I've had them quite a few years, I guess having to get a new pair wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. And then second, hmm, I'm going to have a problem driving home. And then third, wait, I've got my contacts with me, I can put them on to drive home. And then fourth, you idiot, I've got my contact on, my glasses are back in the car, what are you doing looking for them out here.
And I picked up my hat and moseyed on, just amazed at my stupidity. Time wasted, maybe only a minute. But a bad omen for the future.
Other than that, spiked all the controls, no wasted time anywhere. A perfect walk?