Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Friday, October 12, 2007

Rambling of a strange mind


Mary handed me a map this evening and asked, "do you think that route from 8 to 9 is too far out of the way?" I looked at the map and took a quick look at the route choice drawn in. After a little bit, I said, "I think I'd have gone straighter - not as far around for the safer attack."

A leg later in the course caught my eye and I looked at it. I thought, "hey, Mary's course had the same leg as I had, I remember running to that control and poking my eye on a branch."

It turns out the map Mary handed me wasn't a course she'd run, it was a course I'd run. Two strange things:

1. I looked at the route I'd actually taken from 8 to 9 and decided I wouldn't do that (even though, I did).

2. At just a quick glance I recognized another leg from the course and immediately recalled getting jabbed by a stick (it was a bad enough injury that I had to visit the emergency room to get the wound glued together).

I'm annoyed that I could spend some time studying a leg I ran and not realize I ran it. I'm surprised that just glancing at another leg would bring back such a strong memory.

The mind is strange. Or maybe it is just my mind that is strange.

Iceland snapshot of the day

Today's snapshot is a row of turf buildings at the base of a cliff. I don't remember where it was.

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posted by Michael | 9:06 PM


Excelent post!

Thaks for the super interesting blog!
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