I’m Trained to Kill
Today we have a great guest post from ZAP Strategist Angie Richmond. She’s been making forays into Weapon Utilisation Skills to report back to YOU, the ZAP Warriors on how to be a more effective zombie hunter in case of…apocalypse. You know. Useful stuff.
I’m a card-carrying #ZAP Warrior. I’ve accepted the challenge to prepare my body and mind for the Zombie Apocalypse so when shit goes down, I’m ready. I’ve started running on my treadmill, taking the stairs ALL THE TIME and putting healthy food into my body. Errrr, most of the time. Wine is a food group, right?
But there’s one aspect of #ZAP I’ve been neglecting – the part that is by far the coolest aspect of #ZAP – the kicking ass part!
I need some skills, yo! It’s all fine and dandy to run from those zombie mutha’s, but sometimes you just gotta stand up and fight *cue ass-kicking music*
The first skill I set out to acquire was archery. There was only one problem with this, okay maybe two. I’m not what you’d call athletic or coordinated. So although I have nursed a burning desire to learn archery for many years, those two factors have stopped me. The combination of #ZAP and a friend’s persistent encouragement to just try, finally gave me the courage to give it a go.
So I swallowed my fear of impaling myself and/or others and went. Let me tell you my pretties, I LOVED it!
My first shot was pathetic. It flew passed the closer target and hit the wall no-where near anything. But hey, I’m a #ZAP Warrior, so I kept at it. After two hours I had progressed enough to enter smug mode. (Do I have any Red Dwafers in my midst?)
Was I the best archer? Nope.
Did I manage to hit the targets? You betcha!
Was I aiming for those particular targets when they found their mark? No comment.
Was I cocky anyway? Absolutely, but it was all in good joking fun!
Bonus: I didn’t impale ANYONE and walked away unscathed myself. Look ma! No bruises!
Archery focuses on toning your upper body whilst you become a kick-ass fighting machine. It takes concentration, strength and a steady hand. But don’t worry if you haven’t mastered these three skills because like most things in life, practice makes perfect!
As for me, I plan on making archery a regular part of my #ZAP training. I like that fact that I’m expanding my knowledge and building strength in the process. It’s called being well-rounded, people! I want to be the kind of person people want on their zombie fighting team!
Let’s all welcome the awesome Strategist Richmond into to our battalion of ZAP Officers! Go check out her blog, follow her on Twitter, and show her some love in the comments! If you want to know more about her archery exploits, go here. What weapons do YOU want to learn to proficiency? Katanas? Claymores? Bo staff? Sound off, ZAP Warriors!
- Weapon of Choice: Part One (emmiemears.com)
- Leading the Charge: ZAP Warriors In Action (emmiemears.com)
- Building the ZAP Army (emmiemears.com)
- Sweat Every Day (emmiemears.com)
- Tales from a Wanna-Be Warrior (angierichmond.wordpress.com)
Posted on September 16, 2012, in Enlistment, WUS: Weapons Utilization Skills, ZAP and tagged Angie Richmond, Archery, badassery, contemporary fantasy, emmie mears, Shopping, urban fantasy, Weapon Utilisation Skills, ZAP, ZAP Warrior, zombie, Zombie apocalypse, Zombie Apocalypse Preparation. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.