So, then. Medical update. It seems that, by eating dirt or otherwise coming in contact with various germs, I managed to get a bacterial infection that attacked my stomach. Hence, the stomach distress and gradual return to my high school weight (the one upside). I recently finished with a course of antibiotics and am now on acid reducers to let my breadbasket begin to heal itself. It appears that this has begun to bring the suckitude under control. I see the doc on Monday.
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On to the good stuff.
I’ve been really into the archery thing of late. I mean, big time. When I’m alone in the elevator, I’m practicing my anchor point. It’s full-blown bow madness, it seems.
In a related incident, I found and “rescued” a vintage Damon Howatt Super Diablo recurve bow a few weeks ago, and I am in love. This bow, which I believe may well be older than I am, is just the cat’s whiskers. There’s video (look in the videos area, in Archery 2).
I’ve also begun to really mend fences with my Sequoia longbow. It seems that all the deficiencies I attributed to the bow were, in point of fact, my own. (This is not a new concept.) By being mindful of my form, I have managed to take a bow which I had previously shot with little consistency, and improved my game in a huge way.
Since you asked, yes, it’s been cold enough to freeze the balls off of a brass monkey. And yes, I’ve been out there shooting. For hours. Bow madness, as I said earlier. Full blown case.
I’ve also found that, though I thought myself to be a cordovan tab sort of guy, I’m finding that I like shooting with a bow glove better now (it’s the mechanism that is used to protect one’s fingers from string abrasion). Yep. Things change. An interesting side effect of this improved shooting is that I end up wearing out target boxes a lot faster. They become a little iffy when the center is blown out and they start barfing their innards all over the patio. I know you were dying to know that.
As to exercise, I’m hoping that this week will prove to see me on a continuing trend of improvement. I’d like to get back in and start pumping some iron. I have a plan that I’d like to put into rotation. The caveman part of the plan is that there are only four lifts involved. Very basic movements. I will tell you more when I’ve had a chance to get back in the gym. That’s all contingent on my stomach cooperating.
Anyhow, that’s the news for now. Hope you’re all well.