I'm not exactly sure why I am posting this, I really just need to whine just a little bit and this seems like a good place to whine and feel sorry for myself if just for a few minutes.
I have hinted around in previous threads about the fact that I shoot archery as a hobby. In fact I shoot competetively. It's normally a lot a fun and I really enjoy it, until today.
I shot in a tournanment today called a TRICounty. I was competing against people from 3 different counties. Last week we had a qualifying shoot and I shot near the top of my Class ( they divide us into different classes based on our score. It makes it more fair because we are often competing against pros, so that gives us regular guys a chance to win. So even if I have a lower score, I can win my class as long as I have the highest score in my class.) It's a little confusing I know. What's really important is that I qualified at the higest end of my class (3 points away from moving up classes). I actually had a chance to win this tournament in my class, but I blew it. Call it nerves, equipment failure, I don't know, but my score was 41 points lower than my qualifying score. 41 POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was shooting so bad that I actually completely missed the target on 2 seperate occasions. This actually has the potential to cause such a mental block that I will have difficutly shooting in any other tournaments. I know that I am probably putting too much pressure on myself.
I was so distraught that I came home and ate an entire bag of microwave Kennel Corn
Thanks for listening to me rant!
Jan 25, '03
So sorry about your bad day!!! Maybe you were just on a run of bad luck. Don't give up!
Jan 25, '03
You were a little off focused at the time, maybe some focusing techniques to help you out. I just took my son to a seminar on this very subject, although it was geared more for basketball, you could use some of the same techniques.
PM me if you are interested in this, I can't think of his name right now, he was in Ohio a few weeks ago. He's helped a lot of very successful ppl.