|View of the sunset from our balcony.|
Ross and I have been doing a lot more night orienteering this past week. I think I've probably doubled my lifetime total of the number of night-o courses that I've done. Last weekend was Rodenloppet, which as I mentioned before, is a pairs night-o race. It was a perfect night for night-o, warm with no rain. It was fun mass starting with all the other teams and watching the other headlamps move through the darkness. Lisa and I ended up being the only team in our category, so we finished first, last and everything in between :) I had a really good time, although I was certainly the weakest link, due to my poor navigational abilities at night. I kept leading us right into the middle of swamps. One was almost waist deep and we both started to panic a bit! We did win a prize for first place - a thermos!
Ross ran with Rasa in the more competitive co-ed team category. Ross was impressed with Rasa's speed in the woods, as she led them a lot in the beginning of the race. They both had a good time and said they would do it again, which is a good sign! He wrote more about his race here. Rasa stayed with us for the weekend, which was fabulously fun. I was amused one night at the sight of Boris, Ross and Rasa all watching YouTube movies together. It was almost 1:00 in the morning, I was getting ready for bed :)
|Was it the shrimp running on a treadmill?|
As I watch another beautiful sunset out the window, I'm going to stop writing and start dinner for tonight. I joined Linné's training group, which is responsible for planning and setting all of Linné's weekly trainings. Tonight is my first meeting with the group and we're meeting after tonight's training, an 8k night sprint. Therefore, I'm making my favorite orzo salad to bring with me to eat while we meet.