Katniss Your Heart Out

Bow and arrow

Activity: Archery

Location: Issaquah

After-Aim: First of all, I feel reeeeeally stupid admitting this, but I thought bow and arrows were still just wooden. I had no idea they were as advanced as they are now. A bow with gears? What?? My friend Jeff has this high-tech bow and I decided to channel my inner Katniss Everdeen and give it a whirl. Let me tell you, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! Jeff had it on the easiest setting and I still couldn’t pull it back. Jeff had to help me and it was sure a sight to see. I attempted to aim and was worried I was going to somehow shoot it back at myself in the face. Yes, my mind was reeling a bit… But I let go and I HIT THE TARGET!! I was satisfied with one shot so I wanted to see my friend Kristin try. Kristin works out a bit and lifts weights and such, so I was sure she was going to be able to pull it back no problem. She struggled just as much as I did! To be honest, that made me feel a little better and less like a pansy. So all you people who can shoot a bow and arrow without struggling and squirming like I did? Props to you!