You can always find the silver lining.
and for me having the compeition analyse really helped me get a more positive look at my race today.
Of course it was a frustrating experience. I struggled with an ejected live round during my first shooting stage and my bolt jamming, but still managed to keep it together and clean. yes! I cleaned a stage, at the time I was too frazzled to even really revil in that moment but its definitly a positive note on today. Little did I even realize that with that one clean shooting (even with the extra time it took) I was temporaily moved up to 26th place. My later standing shooting would drop me rapidly back through the pack… I wouldn’t recommend missing 4?
This is a different level of racing and I know it will take time for me to get to where I want to be. I just have to be paitent.
Some more interesting data…
I, Corrine Malcolm, yours truly…claimed a very different spot on the results list today. I had the absolute slowest shooting time. But thats just free time right? I could be pissed or frustrated about that, but I know I’m a slow shot. I lost right around 2mins on the range today. thats not me skiing around a penalty loop, thats me laying there trying to point my rifle at something. That’s two minutes that I can earn back this summer with a lot of range time and a lot more practice. TWO FREE MINUTES!!!
Next the really exciting stuff…the silver lining I am clinging to today.
Although I finished a dissapointing 46th. I never gave up. I could of. but I didn’t. and I earned the 19th fastest ski time for the day. That I can be happy for. That I can be excited about. That gives me hope. And so with that I move onto the next race. Wednesday….and I can’t wait.