Recurve Emma

Finally got an open, sunny lane for shooting near home. WOOT!

Finally got an open, sunny lane for shooting near home. WOOT!

New arrows + new limbs + form changes = WORST DAY EVAR!

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!

#OutdoorNationals official practice for my line begins now! #archery

#OutdoorNationals official practice for my line begins now! #archery

Aside from all the #archery it is a beautiful day at #OutdoorNationals ALSO: FOOD TRUCKS

Aside from all the #archery it is a beautiful day at #OutdoorNationals ALSO: FOOD TRUCKS

Aside from all the #archery it is a beautiful day at #OutdoorNationals ALSO: FOOD TRUCKS

Aside from all the #archery it is a beautiful day at #OutdoorNationals ALSO: FOOD TRUCKS

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! :)

Crazy weather coming to #OutdoorNationals Hopefully I can practice after inspection!

Crazy weather coming to #OutdoorNationals Hopefully I can practice after inspection!

Crazy weather coming to #OutdoorNationals Hopefully I can practice after inspection!

Crazy weather coming to #OutdoorNationals Hopefully I can practice after inspection!

We r set up for @usaarchery #OutdoorNationals  The tent is behind 88, second one in. I will be shooting some where on the 60m line. LETS DO THIS.

We r set up for @usaarchery #OutdoorNationals The tent is behind 88, second one in. I will be shooting some where on the 60m line. LETS DO THIS.