before about how in late 2006-2007 I had begun going to the gym regularly, running (I know!), lifting weights, and generally getting my shit in order. On March 10, 2007, I was injured at the Flogging Molly portion of the Shamrock Festival.
This photo is exactly one week before that happened. It was the happiest and most confident I had been in the past decade.
I was ~200 lbs, still trying to break the barrier into being in the hundreds. I was on the cusp.
Who knows where I'd be if I hadn't been injured. Would I have had a few more good years to my back?