I think I got my archery form better at practice yesterday, because today my triceps and rhomboids are screaming at me. My hands are also less generically tender and more stiff and sore in that way that heralds the early formation of callouses, which is awesome. I love the feeling of aching muscles and sore spots resulting from a good workout.
My aim was improved a bit, as well, from the previous week. Only missed the big foam circle 3 times, got most of my arrows at least in the center line, instead of almost entirely in the top left quadrant, and even managed to get a number of scoring shots! I'm inordinately pleased with myself for this.
Will be looking at a friend's bow to see if it will be a good fit for me. Looking forward to having my own equipment to use, and not have to keep using loaner gear. Having my own gear means that if I can locate a good place to do so, I can practice on my own, even when there isn't an official group practice. (Also, if I can locate a good place to do so, Himself, who isn't involved in the SCA, can also practice with me, since he used to do archery.)
One of the other things I've been up to on this is looking into archery in early Scandinavia, and discovered references to Ullr.
|Detail from the Böksta runestone in Sweden|