To say that this week was crazy would not even describe it. I was so excited and I was so busy, I am sure I missed something. We got up first thing in the morning to exercise and we didn’t head back to our dorm until 9 at night! If you counted all the band work and light bow work as “arrows shot” it would easily be over 500 a day.
I learned so much stuff and it is important for you guys to know that the food was AWESOME. I ate so much stuff and it was all so good. I am posting my notes below for the week and you will see a lot about the food. LOL. Unless I worked so hard that I completely forgot. That did happen!
We did some cool team building stuff and I will tell you guys more about that later for sure. It was so much fun.
My notes are below that I kept in a journal. I know they jump around and aren’t complete sentences but I had to hurry and write at different times when I had a few minutes to do them. I promise I will work on a post this week that is what I LEARNED because there was A LOT of it. I just wanted to get something posted for you to read because I know there will be questions.
Thanks for all the messages and nice things you said while I was working. You guys are awesome. 🙂
Emma’s JDT Log
Open shooting today with coaches’ assessment
Food: salad w/ pork chops and crackers
Team building: rock paper scissors-archers against coaches
We did angular rotation drills and bow arm lifts. My assessment for today was I need to change my set up position and hook on the string.
Food: breakfast-Strawberry and blueberry waffles, eggs, granola, milk lunch-turkey, pasta, corn with Powerade and water dinner-carnitas with Powerade and water and ice cream for dessert
Coaches Watson, Laney and Lee told me today that my fingertab needs to be cut
Coach Lee said I was putting too much pressure on my index finger so we worked on that.
Today we got up at 6:00 AM and by the time we were done getting ready it was time for cardio—worked out with elliptical and played an archery version of volleyball and did stretches (lunges, etc.) then change clothes and ate breakfast.
Then we shot for 4 hours straight J
Crazy people…yessss we know
And before we started shooting we did team building.
At lunch, our Team Building leader Fernando sat down at our table and we placed a game similar to telephone but on paper with pictures.
After lunch, we shot again for 4 hours straight! J
Ha, ya I know what you are thinking this is crazy but it is called dedication and after that was dinner and now I am in study hall/goal setting seminar for 2 hours. One hour is for schoolwork and one hour for goal setting.
Yes I did mention Coach Lee in there. He is awesome. I also got to meet Coach White who is Lee Ford’s coach! Woot!
SOOOOO much band work…
No drills besides band work and lightweight bows.
I made progress and even Coach Lee said it was good!
Food: breakfast-I had ham, pancakes, a muffin and chocolate milk lunch-grilled chicken, fries, small salad and I don’t remember what I ate for dinner, hahaha!
Coach Lee is doing NTS 101 tonight so there I will probably take notes
Today I mainly worked on my grip and anchor/transfer
We did band work and light bow and our own bows and from all the band work, I did get bloody knuckles. FUN. I am doing a lot better and making progress
Food: breakfast-bacon, eggs, hash browns, chocolate milk lunch-tomato basil chicken, French bread, salad, multi grain rice and a Coca-Cola dinner-pork tenderloin, baked potato, salad, rice pilaf and ice cream
Today Amanda W spoke to us about nutrition
I worked on coiling properly with my actual bow and I have to get a 1/8” blue band because my orange one is too heavy—should be lighter than bow poundage
Today I started to use my new finger tabs which were awesome and we scored another round today. I got 20 points higher with my new form so I really am excited to keep using this form and increasing my score when I get sighted in at multiple distances so I’m excited for that!
Today we played a game called King of the Hill. It started off like OR rounds then we move around depending on if you won or lost.
Food: breakfast: French toast, turkey bacon, eggs and chocolate milk lunch-grilled chicken, French fries, Powerade dinner-rotisserie chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, biscuit and water