I learn new things at each meet. It's pretty neat how such a seemingly easy concept (find the checkpoints), can have such a complex series of decisions- right or wrong. I second guess myself a lot on which route will be the fastest, but I have to remind myself to make the call and make it work. Overall, I did pretty well. No hiccups, just some things I could fine tune and get faster at, so I'm pretty happy with the results. I got first place female and 9th overall on the Red Course. Posted Results
I always pause at water crossings. For some reason I always say, would they really send me through this? Or am I missing something? Chelsea! Of course they'll send you through this! These Orienteers send you EVERYWHERE!!! Somehow in all the running around, through and under rubbish, I got some "porcupine eggs" tangled up in my hair. I didn't even find out until about an hour after the meet. They were stuck!! It took me about 15 minutes to get them all out!