The Yabusame event was this past weekend. I've been in recovery mode all of this week. It was a HUGE thing for me to do, on many levels - battling my social anxiety, stage fright, etc., etc., and it took a lot out of me - though it was AWESOME!
In the weeks leading up to it, I'd decided that I had three goals for the competition:
1: Stay on the horse.
2: Don't drop anything (bow or arrows).
3: Fire off all three arrows each run.
Once the event arrived, I added another goal:
4: Run a qualifying time each round.
After all of that, the cherry on top would be to get points for hitting a target.
For the practice sessions the two days before, and the practice runs each morning over the weekend, I wore a Go Pro on my helmet. Jeff and several friends were there taking pictures. As a result I have a TON of video and pictures to go through. I need to finally stop procrastinating and learn how to edit videos. (for example: the first practice day resulted in 21GB of video - need to trim that down!) I can't promise when I'll have videos available, but hopefully soon-ish...?
In the meantime, here are a few pictures from the Saturday morning practice: