Well, it was bound to happen.
Getting back into Karate has been awesome. My kids are really digging it and have already advanced to white belt/green stripe. I couldn’t be more proud.
The other guys from way-back-when and I are having a great time reminiscing about old times. The other night, Kevin, one of the nicest bad-ass black belts you’ll ever meet, brought in some old newspaper clippings of us from 1985-1988. We were in the paper more than I remembered it seems.
I was very impressed with the trophies (I am not sure where all of mine went?), but mostly I was impressed at how in shape I was. If I knew back then how good I looked, I would have been impossible to be around. Tan, fit, able to kick your butt. It was so awesome to see myself at my best physically!!!
So what did I do to follow that awesome feeling up? Pulled a hamstring. POP! RIP! OUCH!
Now, hamstrung with memories of rolling on the floor in pain, I look forward to getting back out there and creating some new memories with my kids. Hopefully they won’t take 24 years to realize how awesome they are.