One thing I truly love about the Olympics are the totally random sports that get to be played. In fact, I am inspired to start taking one up. Yes, me who hates the outdoors. Me, who pretty much doesn’t understand the point of exercise. Me, who is awful at playing games.
Archery intrigues me. It was the only sport in PE that I enjoyed and in which I did well. I can still remember “knock the arrow” when you are putting it on the string…I think…
I have no idea how to begin my quest to test my eye hand coordination, so I googled it like everything else. I’m still not sure what to do. There is a place up in Roseville or Rocklin that has lessons. I guess that would be the best way to figure out if I really want to take up this hobby. I mean if you want to play golf, you take lessons. Shouldn’t archery be the same?
I came across this article in the Sacramento Bee and it said that it can cost almost $2,000 for the proper archery equipment. Whoa. That’s kind of pricey. I’m not sure I’m ready for that kind of commitment. Can’t I just rent something for a few lessons just to be sure it’s what I really want to do? Kind of like dating?
Maybe I should just practice on the Wii for a few months and see if my attention can be kept long enough to sink two grand into this venture.