I had given up competing at Ontario Summer Games for this. And now, I wasn't doing anything. I had a choice to make. Sit, and feel sorry for myself, or realize stuff happens, and I just have to learn how to deal with it, and keep going. I choose to keep going. My mom set up a session with my sports psychologist that weekend, and I went to the range and shot. I pushed myself, and shot over 300 arrows. Soon, the loss of not being at the training camp was out of my head.
Having a sports psychologist to help me in situations like this, means everything to me. You never know when life is going to throw you a curve ball. Remember, archery is 90% mental. And, Maddy makes it very easy for me to talk to her.
I also have an amazing support team in my coaches. Marc stayed in touch with us the whole time, and Shawn scheduled a coaching session. It was one of the best coaching sessions I have had to date. He even brought back an Easton shooter shirt for me :)
If anything, this experience has made me stronger and more determined. I have been training almost every day, and have even started shooting at 70 meters at Shawn's request. There are only a few more outdoor tournaments left, then it's indoor season. Can't wait!! :) Because I have new shiny bow waiting to be set up and shot.
Never give up. If something doesn't go as plan, learn and grow from it. Stay strong!!
Getting back to work at the range :)
Practice was short tonight due to a thunderstorm 30 mins after I started. We've had a lot of bad weather these past couple of weeks. A lot of thunder storms and tornado warnings.