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Success in Des Moines

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on April 29, 2021

Gil and I just got back from Des Moines, Iowa and training the SCTP group and their coaches. What a great group of adults and athletes to be around.  A big Thank You to Larry Gay who is in charge of the group and took such good care of us.  We did coaches on Friday and athletes on Saturday and Sunday.What did we learn other than to not go to Iowa in April as it is still cold there?  SCTP athletes have to shoot trap, sk... Read more…

What A Difference A Week Makes!

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on February 24, 2021

Brian and I left on Thursday, February 11th for Ben Avery in Phoenix, to do three full days of teaching. When we left Houston, we were looking at what the weather was going to do. Our weather service was calling for a Winter Storm Warning for Monday. We got to Phoenix and settled in for the next three days.I woke up really early Friday morning. My thoughts had gone from “arrive in Houston on Monday and slide down the f... Read more…

Beginning of a New Year

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on January 15, 2021

Well, 2020 is finally over. And just when I think 2021 is going to be a great year... things happen.But we are continuing to book clubs all over the U.S. to have a great year for helping people get better in their shooting skills and in their lives. It all works together.We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas at the bay enjoying the sunrise and sunset.  Andrea and Avery came in from Oregon for Thanksgiving. The first thin... Read more…

Nationals 2020: Competing With New Eyes

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on November 9, 2020

Previously: My reflections on being able to see for the first time in 2 years. Gil, Doss, and I got three days to actually shoot at our field before Nationals. And that was the first time I had shot after my cataract surgery. I had not shot since last year’s Nationals, since I couldn’t see, so I had to go through a learning curve. We worked on a new move called the challenge move and that was about all we did. I spent ... Read more…

My Cataract Journey (Part 3: The Second Surgery)

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on September 10, 2020

Read Part 1 and Part 2 The second surgery is done, and what a difference they’ve made in my life. I really didn’t realize how bad my vision was until I could see. The first one went so well, with no expectations, and I thought this one would be the same. But even though I was already comfortable with the process of putting a gown over my clothes and getting the anesthesiologist ready to give me a relaxer, i... Read more…