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Irony alert

I got lost on the way to Orienteering today. In High Park, right around the corner from our apartment. Go me!

I finally found the start, an hour late, between running around the park looking for it and turning our apartment upside down trying to find my thumb compass. I still had enough time to run the short course, and did reasonably well except for the huge -- and entirely unmarked on the map -- fence surrounding the "dogs off the leash" area, which I had to run all the way around on one leg.

Can I say that it rocks having orienteering available every week for half the year? I've been pretty lame about getting out to it so far; it's time to make a habit of it.

This weekend is the TOC championship meet, in Ajax. So far this season, I've turned in my worst performance ever and my best performance ever. Hopefully, this weekend will be more like the second than the first. Thus far, there are four women registered in my division, all for the long (7 km) course. If all three others are experienced, I'll have my work cut out for me to not finish last. We'll see....

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poeticalpanther
Jul. 7th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Hadn't even thought of orienteering in years. I won a competition for my unit once. LONG time ago. Thanks for the detour down memory lane. :)
sugarplumkitty
Jul. 7th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
"...which I had to run all the way around on one leg."

OK, I have to admit I'm seeing you hopping all the way around the field on one leg. boing boing boing

Singing "American Idiot" as you hop.

And I'm laughing so hard tears are running down my cheeks...
purplepaisley
Jul. 7th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
OMG. I'm flooding with memories of a camp I attended in High Park as a kid. I got *hopelessly* lost orienteering. I *suck* at orienteering!

Now I'm remembering finding out that mosquitoes love you if you eat bananas. And making some sort of paperweight thingy out of found objects and melted plexiglas. And...

Wow.

Thanks. :-)

mactavish
Jul. 7th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're in the orienteering class, then. ;)

(My excellent incredible geography class physical lab required orienteering as part of it. Yay. :) )
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