Yes. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new. This last week has been full of first day of school, meet the teacher, omg buy more school supplies, homework, missed archery lessons (thanks meet the teacher night) work frustrations, etc. I got to the range twice during the week, but didn’t feel like I accomplished much.
It was a crazy busy insanely frustrating week. And then today was tournament day. I went into it feeling under prepared, and because of the enormous amount of people who showed up to shoot, a little frazzled at the same time. Even though I managed to shoot for an hour at 20 yards last night.
I talked about goal setting with Jonathan a bit because I knew mine were probably unrealistic but I hadn’t had a chance to discuss them with my coach. He helped me put in place realistic goals: any score better than the last time (my first tournament two months ago), coring up and keeping the bicep disengaged.
Good form on a crowded line can be tough. It felt tough. But I was managing. Not perfectly, but managing. And my final score was a 78. 26 points higher than last time. Not bad for hardly ever shooting at 18 meters and shooting bare bow and shooting a bow that’s not mine. I’ll take it!
I brought home my first pin from a tournament!
The boys both shot as well in the JOAD basic compound division. Child One scored an 87 and brought home two pins. Not bad for his first tournament ever, especially since he hasn’t shown much interest in archery or going to the range in months. Child Two brought home 3 pins with a score of 172. He’s excited to be shooting at a farther distance next tournament to bring home his white pin.