It’s finally time for another 300 update! The past few weeks have been very tough for practice with all sorts of nasty weather (not that I’m complaining, I love the rain, just not the wind!) as well as having to travel for a week without my bow. It’s challenges like these that can push you towards a stronger commitment or break you down.
This week’s score is brought to you by the number 43, as in the number of ways my mind was wandering while shooting. I think my lack of actual shooting practice let my mind game lapse and it really showed this week. My form was feeling pretty good overall and I was able to work less on my shooting and more on my aiming. However, the focus was just not there and having good form is not going lead to a good score without quality aiming.
It’s pretty obvious by the pattern on the target that some shots had good, solid focus and aiming while others just drifted into who knows where. This coming week will bring some serious work on focusing including some self-hypnotism and meditation exercises that will hopefully break this concentration funk that I am experiencing.