I only got a few hours of sleep (due to having "real" coffee yesterday morning?) -- I tossed, tuned, ruminated, cried for a while (last year's Flying Pig meet was the last orienteering trip Troy and I took together), etc. So I was worried my exhausted brain fog might affect my run. After I sat at a red light for a while waiting to turn right (with no other traffic coming), on my way to VOA Park, I knew I wasn't 100% mentally sharp... :-P
VERY cold at the start -- but I resisted the urge to wear my windbreaker on the course this time. Fingers were painfully cold for the first few controls, but I was ultimately very glad I didn't have my jacket on.
The rough open / green-line areas were pretty nasty to get through, so I used the paths and mowed rides as often as possible, e.g. to #1 (the ride isn't really visible in this image, but it explains my curvy route).
Is there such a thing as a 90-degree error? That seems to be what I did leaving #6. ARGH! So dumb. Not even sure how I did that. :-\
For #7, I thought the bend in the trail would be a good attack point, but the woods were thick & nasty as soon as I left the trail; people who approached #7 from the east (e.g. Tonia) seemed to have an easier & faster time getting to it.
It would have been fun to hang out afterwards, but I had to get back to my hotel to check out, etc...