Dopey Daddy

Chicago, IL

Four years ago, the greatest moment in my life happened when my son was born. I'm beyond lucky to have him in my life. There were challenges with raising a son, but I didn't have a choice. Diapers don't change themselves, and kindergarten doesn't accept you if you're not potty trained.

There were personal challenges as well. And I did have a choice. Too often, I made the wrong one. Notably, I went from being at my best health to being at my worst. It wasn't a steady decline; it was a roller coaster. In those 4 years, there were a lot of firsts, not the least of which were 2 marathons and 2 triathlons. There were also long periods of inactivity and food binging.

Now, I've accepted the Dopey Challenge: 4 races, 48.6 miles in 4 days. I have 9 months to do it. And do it proudly.