Was on vacation last week, hanging out with the kids in the mountains, learning new things and just relaxing. While out there, I discovered something that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was introduced to Archery.
I had always wanted to give it a try and once I did, I am now hooked. And for my BD, I got my very own compound bow with a case and all the paraphernalia. After day 2 of practicing at the outdoor range last week, I discovered shoulder muscles I didn’t know I had. After practice #5 this week at an indoor range here in my city, those muscles are super sore now. Left bicep is sore from holding bow, right shoulder is sore from drawing the bow. Going to have to exercise my right bicep and left shoulder with weights to balance things out
Dis is me during my very first time with my new bow (yes it is little) but I have short arms…. Had to get a guard for my left forearm as once you hit it with the bow strings, you will want to do everything in your power to avoid doing it again… it smarts big time. I’ve since learned to hold it right to avoid doing that in the first place.
I have a bunch more “stuff” on the bow now so it is heavier (as of yesterday) and this weekend Mr. Sandra has configured some targets at our place so we now have our own outdoor range. I’ve got to start all over again with setting up my bow but I can see lots of practice in my future.
I like it!
And now that vacation is over, I am going to try to post more often as I miss all of you. I’m not sure I have anything interesting to say right now so you will just get the “life” updates.
Weight wise I am maintaining right now but gearing up for a new “clean” phase starting on Monday. I’ve let a little of the bad stuff back into my life with vacations et al but come Monday for 4 weeks it’s going to be 100% on track again. I like how I feel, how I sleep, and all that other good stuff. It’s worth the struggle in the beginning to stay on track.
Exercise wise – I need to get that increased for sure. With the clean eating, my inflammation in my hip goes down, therefore less pain, which means I am to walk more and sleep better. So now that I’m back into walking, I’ve got to add some strength training into the picture……
Have I mentioned my Grandmother is going to be 100 in a couple of weeks? Yes, 100 years old. She even has 3 other siblings so longevity runs in the family. My Aunt is worried she will live just as long… silly lady.
I hope you are all doing great and that you have a wonderful weekend!