I was just always working on my career and busy etc. A month or so ago my wife was telling me I could retire anytime I want to...got me to thinking. I went out and paid for the bow a few days ago and went and picked it up today. When I was a kid I spent as much time as possible out in the woods in southern Indiana. After getting out of the Marine Corps I went to college, got married, had kids, and suddenly it has been 30 years since I spent much time out in the woods doing anything but fishing. My oldest son is a avid bow hunter, we have several places to hunt and he has been begging me for years to go hunting with him, and he likes to coach me. Anyway, about the bow, a few days ago I could barely pull it back, I am an old guy but I can still do 50 push ups so I was very surprised how hard it was to pull back. I am still sore, but today it seemed amazingly easier to pull back and it was set even heavier. I am not sure why. My son bought me a few arrows and we plan to hit the range as soon as possible. My son has 3 deer in the freezer so far this year, so I plan to learn and practice till next season.