I may hit up a body pump class here or there, but we all know I’m not talking about my muscles here.
I’m talking about my recent date to the gun range!
Now, some marriage advice I received early on was to compromise, and sometimes you just have to do some things that you just don’t want to do.
I’m not a “gun” person by any means, but being married to someone who is means that there will be guns around. So making myself comfortable around them is very important.
Hence why I purchased a groupon for J. Alabama’s birthday back in April that needed to be used up before we left.
It included a one hour range rental, gun rental, and a box of ammunition. Not bad for $20– and the fact that I told him I would shoot with him was pretty much priceless.
I appreciate that J. Alabama knows how sensitive I am about guns. And that he is really patience with me, and just wants to make sure I’m as comfortable as possible.
We started by him walking me through how to load the 9mm. I was able to load a few on my own, until the metal was too hard on my thumbs.
They don’t do many thumb strengthening exercises in body pump class. 😉
Once the gun was locked and loaded it was time to shoot.
I always get really shaky before I shoot, and forget to breathe. He reminded to breath in like I would in yoga class.
Thinking about yogic breathing helped me to calm down a lot and I finally got up the nerve to pull the trigger.
After three rounds I caught my bulls eye. Yeah!
A funny thing that happened while I was shooting though, was a casing off one of the bullets shot back and flew into my shirt. Talk about burning hot metal on my skin!
After we left the range, I felt pretty darn good about the whole experience. Dare I even say I had fun?
I understand why I need to feel comfortable with firearms, especially if they will be around me in the future. And I’m glad that I let myself get out my comfort zone a little bit.
It always really hard for me to do something like that this that I’m really not into, but learning something new is always good and it was nice to be able to do something as a couple.
Happy Thursday! I’m getting pumped for my afternoon run with Cynthia.