I guess it’s been a few months since my last post … let’s see, what’s been going on? Well, I have been pretty busy working on some technical changes to my form, hitting the gym with Norm, and enjoying a little time off from competition.
The form changes have settled in and are feeling really good. Recently, we’ve transitioned to working a bit on the mental side of my shot process; which is starting to feel just as strong as the technical side. The process is beginning to become automated, which I find is a difficult time. I don’t want to let it get too automated, because that’s when I find things beginning to slip out of place, or my mind starts to wander rather than staying on task. It’s been an interesting and rewarding challenge that has not only helped my archery, but also other sports I’m involved in.
Norm and I have been going to the gym a few times a week to work not only on strength and endurance, but to have something to keep us motivated to get out of bed and face the day. You see, Norm’s been working from home for the last few months and I have been focusing on archery and teaching part-time. So sometimes, those colder autumn/winter mornings can be pretty hard to deal with if you don’t actually need to leave the house. It was a pretty good deal too; the City of Mississauga‘s fitness membership includes a lot of bonuses and is half the price of most of the big chain gyms!
With the Autumn being kind of an off-season as far as travelling for tournaments goes, we’ve been able to get back into some of our hobbies again. For us, it always comes back to Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder; we just can’t get enough! And unfortunately, it’s often difficult to schedule a group of people to get together for more than a couple sessions before we’re all so busy again. Maybe I’ll have to introduce my archery friends to tabletop RPGs and we can play during our training breaks at the range …
Stay safe, warm, and look after each other out there this Winter.
Happy holidays everyone!