Budding recurver. Awesome 14 year old. Setting my sights on making the US Olympic Archery Team. Cat whisperer. A+ student. Super nerd.
I know it’s all for the long term but it didn’t help me feel better yesterday. Today is my birthday so I am wishing for some improvement.
After this, it’s back to training for Texas!
girlwhocravedbooks said: What food would you also have just normally? As I can see you shoot a lot...what do you do to keep yourself motivated? I usually eat cubes of jelly through the halfway break- would you recommend this? Thank you, in terms of the food business that has really helped! :) Out of all my time shooting (just under 2 years) I have always struggled with bringing my draw shoulder round. It does make sense. Is there any exercises you would recommend? Thank you for your time :)
Usually I eat pretty healthy. My babysitter when I was little was vegan so I learned to really like some soy products and fresh stuff. When at a tournament, I typically will do a protein and carb load the day before for dinner. My favorite is pasta with chicken. If I am eating junk, its usually ice cream. :) I have used the jelly cubes by a couple of different companies and in general don’t really like most of them. The ones I like and use most are by Gatorade. My go to for my bag is granola bars with protein, turkey sausage bites from Old Wisconsin and M&M’s. I change it out regularly so I don’t get bored and always include fruit.
For exercises, I would say band work. I use a red Theraband that I think is about 5 pounds. You have to become aware of your muscles, do it repetitively and slowly in order to feel them. Its hard. Sometimes I am great at it and sometimes I struggle.
For motivation, that is even harder. There are days when I get down on myself or frustrated that I won’t ever get it right. You have to just keep doing it. I train even when I don’t want to because on those days I am training to keep good shots even if I am in a bad mood. As my parents say, if you cheat yourself in training, its only you that you are hurting. For me, the good times I have and the friends I make is what keeps me going!
You are still having fun right? Then you can do it! :)