Sunday, September 28, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well between coaching at Road Runner Archery Club 4 sessions per week, Putting up Road Runner's Website ( ), Writing new sponsorship proposals and Training I have very little time left over for rest and fun.

The Road Runner Club is coming along pretty well. All the kids and adults are learning really fast. The program we are implementing shows great promise. Although I enjoy working with these kids, from time to time I wish that I was having a good time just having fun elsewhere or just resting. I am working 4 sessions per week Thursday afternoon which is our time to normally get into sportsmed for longer then normal to get some extra body work done. I also work on Saturday morning and afternoon as well as Sunday afternoon. 

Today I received a package from Rick Johnson who came out to the Training Center a while back as a 2 week volunteer. He was by far THE best massage therapist I have ever had the honor of working with. He sent me his book, Anatomy Flash Cards which shows muscle groups, where they insert and the correct way to massage them to release tightness and inflexibility. You can visit his website to read up on his techniques. If you are considering massage therapy I HIGHLY recommend checking him out. This was a one of a kind technique that worked wonders on me. I really wish he has time to come back out to the training center to work on me some more. 

Well I'm off to bed, I really need to start getting to bed earlier. These runs at 7 AM is getting very old and boring. Its very difficult to get up that early after working my butt off the day before.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Man I'm sore

Well on Saturday mornings we shoot from 9 till noon but today is the opening of our archery club, Road Runners. 
Yesterday we had weight training which must have kicked my butt because I'm sore all over. My hamstrings are killing me from doing RDL's and my arms are dead as well as my ribs (serratus) from dips. 
I guess I'm not really looking forward to a long day in the sun, there is a CORR off road race here in chula vista today and tomorrow I wanted to go this afternoon and then go to the beach on Sunday but I guess I'll have to go sunday. 

Well I'm off to eat some delicious (sarcasm) training center food. 

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back in business

The new program started on the 2nd of September, ending a well needed break from shooting. After taking 3 weeks off, I did lose some strength but did not lose any performance as far as scores go so I'm pretty happy with that.

I got a recent comment from an anonymous person who reminded me that I have not actually mentioned my up-brining in archery. I apologize for not mentioning Leo's Archery range and Leo's JOAD that was formerly in East Aurora, NY on Pine Street. You see, living out here and having very little time and or energy to devote to such things as this blog and my website, (its a little embarrassing- Im going to re-vamp it very soon) let alone try to remember to mention everyone. I do owe great grattitude to my extended 'family' at Leo's archery, now run out of West Falls Country club. Besides bringing me up in the archery world to be able to become an RA they are responsible for bringing me out of my shell as a person. 

Just so you guys know up there in the WNY/Leo's area I am planning on coming back to the area to hopefully put on an informal seminar on the RA program as a whole and on the BEST method. I know that a lot of people in that area are very interested in the teachings of how to shoot like we are trying to accomplish, but are either afraid to take the leap or are unable to afford to fly out to meet Coach Lee. I will be coming to you in the near future (around the beginning of my winter break Dec. 15th?). 

At any rate, I had a great time on vacation visiting my sister Liz whom has a blog called Creating Intentions linked here is helping me bring my mental game and concept of shooting to the International dominant level. I met my two latest nieces Simona and Ella for the first time. I also visited my brother Matt in Santa Cruz, both of which I haven't seen in about three years. 

As I sign off, I'll leave you with a few parting shots.


Botanical Garden in Balboa Park in SD
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Muir woods
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And for the Leo's People, young Jake at Leo's wearing a Leo's shirt

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