It happens every winter – the outside temperatures drop. Today was rough. The temperature was in the upper 30s so not horrible. The wind on the other hand just cut through me.
Even the cold and the wind aren’t awful shooting a compound bow. But, the string on my fingers in the cold is another story.
The cold makes the calluses on the middle finger of my drawing hand crack. Then, it bleeds. It is tender but I can shoot through it. Every once and a while the release is a hair off and the cut gets stung. It wakes me up.
I shortened the morning practice since the cold wasn’t abated using the outdoor heater. The little propane heater couldn’t keep up with the wind. It will warm up into the 40’s my mid-day and I’ll lengthen the afternoon practice.