Orienteering 13:42 
This felt shaky the whole way. I think this was the feeling that many people had. Lots of changing from buildings, to trails, to woods. Certainly kept you on your toes. Kept on feeling like I was just a bit behind in the beginning and not choosing good routes. After a bit of a fail of route choosing to 5 (I did a combination of straight and around...), I really focused on knowing where I was going.
10 was my biggest mistake, and it felt a lot worse than it shows in the results. I went to the trail to the right, found it, ran over the hill... and then it was going the wrong way when I looked at my compass. Came to an intersection with another trail and a control, but couldn't quite decide what I had done. I thought I was right, but...? Stood for a bit, before deciding just to run on my compass, and if I hit the field I would just turn back around. Also noticed that I was in a low area, and maybe that was the low area before the control... Now looks like I was probably doing everything right, but maybe just looked at my compass when I was running on a small bend in the trail? Anyway, followed my compass right to the control. Felt a bit lucky!
Punching the last spectator control I thought I heard that I was just ahead of Ali, but I couldn't be sure. Ran hard in the last loop and caught up to Cristina. Took a fantastic face plant out of the swamp to the second to last control, during which the cheers from the crowd changed from "Yeahhhh!" to "ohhh!" Luckily, Cristina helped diffuse the embarrassment by property face planting right after I did. Actually lost time running to the last control, as the face plant occupied the time when I would have been looking ahead, and I tried to run into the volleyball net. Had to make an ungraceful and fast turn to get around it.
Quite happy to get a gold for NA. I wasn't sure what it was going to be like, racing this weekend, but I'm really quite happy with how it turned out. Much better than anticipated.
trail run 15:00  1.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
Warm up on the map, partially with Cristina.