The whole map, with my GPS overlay, courtesy of QuickRoute.

Orienteering / Boston Run Training Event / 14MAY2016

What a great day in the woods! (I know I say this a lot, but seriously, I have such a great time when I’m out with a map and compass searching for controls. I’m able to disconnect everything else, and only focus on what I’m doing. It gets me in the zone for orienteering, and I experience about an hour of pure flow. Today was wonderful. The first 16 controls went like I was on rails. I stayed close with the map, and only used my compass two or three times to double check my map was oriented to the north. I didn’t take any bearings at all, and didn’t use pace count – just read the map the whole way. Heaven!

l5tzv1alcps-alex-wong

Leadercast 2016

I’ve been fortunate to attend the last few years of Leadercast, and have always enjoyed the opportunity to grow myself, hear great speakers, and reflect on my own leadership journey. This year’s lineup included leadership and creativity experts including Andy Stanley, Henry Cloud, Rorke Denver, and Steve Wozniak, to name a few. Here are the takeaways from each speaker, and some thoughts I wrote down…

Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 7.26.35 AM

Orienteering / Boston Run 29APR2016

I had one of the best events of all time, and made a huge mistake (it turns out) and mis-punched a few controls.. Ah well – I learned from it, and will be more careful in the future. Here’s my event analysis, and leg descriptions on the GREEN course 5.1km

Brecksville 10APR2016 GREEN Andreas Johansson

Orienteering / Brecksville 10APR2016

What a great day to be out in the woods! About 30 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s -1C for everyone else…), snow, and wet. Important to take it a bit slower on slanted terrain, and while heading down a spur.

blue-lego-space-original-minifigure

#LEGOAdventure

We started an adventure. 6 LEGO Minifigures left with 6 different people yesterday. Let’s see where they go, and what they learn.

waffles

Waffles

We made a lot of waffles today. I’m stuffed. Here’s a recipe that worked out very well.

Fire flames isolated on white background

On Passion

I need you, I need you
Babe I want to drink you in
Like oxygen, like oxygen

Manatoc BEARS 1.9km 19MAR2016 Andreas Johansson

Orienteering / Manatoc 19MAR2016

I helped organize and design the orienteering event at Manatoc this weekend, and was able to run one of the short course we had designed. I ran the BEARS course that Bob B. had designed and set, as I felt running the other two (one that I designed, and I ended up setting both) would have been a bit unfair…