DISPATCH: August 30th, 2015

That dude in the Punisher T-Shirt?  That's me.  Or, if you prefer, a me I've put a lot of work into in order to become the dude in the Punisher T-Shirt.

For a moment, try to ignore the legs.  I know it's hard.  

I'm forty-five years old.  That's a reality.  I've also not been very kind to my body over the years. The simple fact of the matter is, if you had asked me up to about a year ago whether I could run at all, let alone run a 5K where I would be required to climb up big ass bounce houses and parkour anything?  I'd have laughed in your face. 

Yet, there I am, WAY outside my comfort zone again, getting it done.  

It's these moments when you go big and into the unknown where you find out if you still have your balls about you. 

My friend Meri commented on this photo "Look at you being all badass!"

She's right, even if I don't want to admit it.  I am a badass.  I'm a badass because I don't hide in the corner anymore when stuff like this comes around that I've never done before.  

I. fucking. did. this.

I'm going to do it again.  I'm going to do more.  

That pipe dream of doing the Sandman Tri just came back into view again, only now it's not a pipe dream.  It's a possibility.  I just did a 5k, and that's a third of it.  

Let's do this. 

 

Kris Roley

Virginia Beach, VA, 23453