Renovations of our property in New Hope, NC (Hertford) are coming along. I’d like it finished so we can get on with our permanent move here and begin to have a bit more of a routine. We don’t always get what we want and life at the moment is anything other than routine.
That doesn’t mean training is tossed. One of the many nice things about living in NC is that I can walk out my back door and shoot. I can also head out for a run and not be bothered by traffic or being leased to my dog, River.
Today’s archery practice started by measuring, using a tape measure, distances in five-yard increments beginning at 20 yards and ending at 50 yards. My pins for 45 and 50 yards are not exactly how I’d like them. Basically, that means for 45 yards place the bottom pin just above the X and for 50 yards – guess.
At around 3:00 PM I decided to head out early for a run. In part because the weather was nice and I’d enjoy running in the daylight compared to the dusk or dawn runs I’ve been doing. And, in part because the tolerance for adjusting my pins had reached a maximum level of patience and control. River, naturally, was up for the run and we left River Cove Lane and headed toward New Hope Road.
During the run we encountered a school bus so River had to wear her leash until the coast was clear. Other than that one bus, there wasn’t another vehicle of any sort to molest our run.
With the house a construction site being outside is the best way to spend the day. Shooting and running are well-suited pursuits for North Carolina. I’d hoped to get in a bike ride, alas, I have no idea where my cycling shoes and helmet are packed.