Two New Projects

Two New Projects

In addition to training, blogging, and regular work, I've started a couple other projects that I'm going to start blogging about. 

1. #ShootFit

This is actually an idea of Julie Golob's and I'm going to hop on a year after she started it. Like lots of adults in America I've gained weight, lost it, and gained it again. I'm ready to lose it and stay healthy so that I can shoot better than ever. In addition to hunting so that we've got a stash of truly organic, free range meat in the freezer, I've started eating less junk and more veggies, counting calories, working out (including archery shooting!) and tracking steps. I'm using a Garmin Vivofit and the Garmin Connect software as well as MyFitnessPal to keep track of things. (Note: I am not affiliated with any of these products - I just chose to use them because lots of people I know and trust have found success with them.) If you want to connect with me, my screen name in both apps is HowToGunGirl. I'd love to have more accountability partners and fellow shooters/hunters/readers out their helping me stay motivated!

My Garmin Vivofit that I'm using to track steps (and keep time)

I'm not going to lie. A big part of my motivation is to fit back in the shooting suit I have had since I started college. In smallbore rifle, competitive shooters wear a custom canvas-and-leather suit to stabilize their shooting positions. I was measured for my suit when I was a senior in high school and it is still in great shape. At a $2200+ price tag for a new custom suit (totally worth it if you want to compete, in my opinion!), it's definitely more affordable and healthier for me to get back to "suit size" than to order a new suit. 

Shooting at Camp Perry in the Ohio state championships in 2011, with my custom shooting suit on

2. #DIYarcheryRange

I've been shooting at a homemade target in my backyard for about two weeks, and I'm ready to upgrade the home range. Like, really ready. Really. 

So I'm going to engineer a range in my backyard, build it, and share the progress and design with you.  Keep an eye on Instagram and this blog for more!

The backyard archery range, like my grouping, is going to be improved

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