Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Today I was off with new hiking buddy. That is so nice because then I have an extra option for companionship when I get the urge to conquer another path or another mountain top. Today's top was not that high but still a nice one with a nice view. The trip all in all took 2 hours.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Today I will let the photos mostly speak for themselves. In the background you can see Skarvefjellet at the foot of Roennomnibben (the top ahead) which was one of the first tops we did. Gunn Lindheim is the photographer by the way.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I am so happy that my sprained ancle got better so quickly. I did as the doctor said and let pain be the only thing that stopped me, wrapped it up and walked more and more even though it was very very slowly and carefully and very short steps on Tuesday, Wednesday I could walk more normally as the swelling went a bit down and each day it improved and now today I walked nearly normally. I even managed a small very very slow and careful jog today. The advantage of having to mover slowly is of course that I then had time to admire the busy food gathering of the bumble bees.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Got a sprained ancle yesterday so last night was a night of no sleep due to lots of pain. Doctor said I should tape it and that is how I will get through the next days at work. No time for any sick leaves at the moment.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Today I joined a socalled O-Run. I am a new beginner so I should have taken the N-route but me wanting more of a challenge registered on a C-route. By accident I got a A-route map so in the end me a total beginner did a class 4 instead of a class 6 run. Very proud to tell you that I did find all the 10 posts even though I think I spent 60 minutes finding 2 of them nr 3 and 4. hehehe and used more than twice the time the routined ones used. The route master said it was impressive :-) and of course I take such words to my heart.
Unfortunately I got my feet entangled into a long branch and fell heavily on my knees, and that slowed me even more down.
This is what the International Orienteering Fedreation says for those of you that has not been in contact with the sport before:
Foot orienteering is an endurance sport which involves a huge mental element. There is no marked route - the orienteer must navigate with map and compass while running.
RACING SUIT: A lightweight, stretchy suit protects from undergrowth whilst allowing maximum freedom of movement even if it gets soaking wet.
SHOES: Light, strong shoes with non-slip soles allow sure grip on all types of ground - including mud and bare rock.
MAP: The map provided by the organiser shows the course with the control points which must be visited. The map is designed to give detailed information on the terrain - hills, ground surface, and features such as boulders or cliffs.
COMPASS: There is a wide variety of sophisticated compasses to choose from. Basically they can be divided into two main categories: base plate and thumb compasses.
CONTROL CARD: To prove that they have visited all control points in the right order, the orienteers have to punch their control card at each control using an electronic device.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Today we had had quite a bit of rain and it continued so the Top Ten routes which can become very slick was out of the question. We started out wanting to go to a place called Himmelriket but changed our minds because the mist and rain would have covered what would be nice landscape and views there. Instead we checked out a road that is supposed to lead into several nice fishing waters, Søvassmarka. This ended up being a boring wet trip which frankly gave us little joy.