Tim and I joined our friend, Gladys, this weekend for an archery trial session in the park near our house, Senayan Sports Complex (where, you may remember, we attended a very exciting soccer game).
On the way in (which took us an hour because we got a little lost... oops!) we passed this big statue of Rama brandishing his bow, which I thought was quite apropos:
Our instructor started off the session by asking us why we were interested in archery. We gave stock answers: it's fun to try something new, yada yada. In reality, we were quite excited to channel our inner Katniss a bit (or maybe Geena Davis?). And if I were being quite truthful, I would say that my interest in archery stems from both a fear of the zombie apocalypse and a bit of a crush on Daryl (although I guess technically he uses a crossbow).
The tool of the trade... wooden beginner bows (not as fancy as Tony's giant, badass compound bow):
Tim and his quiver:
Gladys goes first (and gets a talking to since apparently we weren't supposed to take photos during the first trial session):
Tim nocks an arrow:
Pretty fun! None of us were particularly awesome, but neither were any of us terrible. Tim probably wins for most bullseyes. I think we'll try to go back for some additional lessons... why not?