I Can Wait

When I look at the archery tournament schedule I can only stare and wish.  Yes, there is a tournament in August here in Georgia.  There is also an increase in the Covid-19 here in Georgia where we reached 104,000 cases or just about 10% of the population passing this bug around. (GA- DPH 6/11/21)

Clearly archers have been gathering on ranges and at tournaments here in the Peach State.  I know because they post there group pictures snapped by cell phone.  No masks and the six feet apart recommendation abandoned for the photo-op.

While I’d really enjoy a competition I’d rather wait and lower my risk of catching the virus.  A friend of ours from Florida wanted to come up for a visit.  We passed on that request even though we’d like to see him.  He pointed out that my wife and I are on good shape.  Was that supposed to mean that if we caught a virus that might travel up from Florida we’d probably only experience mild symptoms and most likely not die? I can wait to see him.

Practice still rolls on. Today I was an easy day and I enjoyed shooting 145 arrows in 90-degree weather.  All were close range as I am considering switching my distance up to 20 meters hoping that by the time indoor season rolls around we’ll have a vaccine.  For my part, I doubt I’ll be lining up close to a bunch of archers from around the State to shoot an outdoor event.  I don’t expect archers’ boxes to be placed six feet apart.

When it comes to shooting along with a pile of archers during a pandemic – I can wait.

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