Sunday, 22 February 2015

Archery (not stitching)

If you are looking for something stitchy to read, please move along...there is nothing stitchy here today.

Today, I want to tell you about my archery.

I signed up for a beginner's course for archery around the start of October.  I chose archery as I had tried it on the year 6 residential trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. In all honesty, I am totally rubbish at it, BUT I thoroughly enjoy it so I don't care!  Thursday nights are coaching nights and I keep looking at Dave's (the coach) head to see if there is any sign that he has been banging it on a brick wall!!! Seriously!  I am THAT bad!  Last Thursday, he had me change how I was shooting and he kept telling me that I was improving (glad he thinks so as half the time I can't see it!)

Today I went to shoot and all I could hear was this little voice in my head telling me what to do (Dave is now a 'virtual' devil on my shoulder!) and I kept practising and practising...when suddenly...this happened...(even if it's blurry!)


I was shooting 6 arrows at first but I broke the nock on one so was one short.  It's a rubbish photo but what it shows is all 5 arrows in the gold...some are 9's but 1 is a 10.  It is the first time I have got ALL the arrows in the gold at the same time.

Then later on, also for the first time ever...I shot the X out of the centre of the target!  So I am really hoping that something is cliking now and that I am starting to improve.  In a couple of weeks time, I am having a trip over to Leeds to buy my first bow and the rest of the equipment I 'need'. 

I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!


12 comments:

Marlene jones said...

Sounds fun always great to try something new.

Linda said...

Congrats Sharon. Your funny. What an odd hobby. lol
I had archery in high school. I'm right handed buy blind in my right eye so I had to look across the bow and got a horrid bruise on the inside of my left arm and had to quit. Oh darn.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Pretty good! Now all you need is the green tights and a natty hat with a feather in it!

Annelies said...

That is so great! Keep practising, I'm doing archery for about 4 years now and I am still bad at it. With me it goes with up and downs, but at the end: if you keep practising you will get better!

Greetings from a dutch archer!

Pull the other thread said...

Wow this sounds like such fun, well done you for taking it up and so glad you are enjoying it. It sounds like all that practice is paying off, well done!!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Well done!

Katie said...

Congrats!

Lesley said...

Well done to you. Practise is paying off. What a great interest to have and so totally different from crafting.

Caitlin D said...

Congrats! I, personally, suck at archery. Though it is a ton of fun!!

Justine said...

Sounds like fun! Don't get mixed up and start shooting your needles at your stitching though!

rosey175 said...

lol @ Justine! Maybe if I learned archery as well, I could shoot needles at my stitching and it would progress faster?!

Congrats on your progress! :D

Annette-California said...

WOW!! Good for you! Like with anything practice makes perfect. So glad you found something you really enjoy. I had archery when I was in elementary school & went to camp. It was so much fun. Keep us updated on your progress:) love Annette