Recurve Emma

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.

Ohio

So we are driving in to Hamilton on Tuesday.  It is one of the longest tournaments of the year with the weirdest weather.  Also, I love it!

How many of you will be there?