Months and months and months of training. Miles and miles and miles of driving. All to get us to this moment right here. An Ironman. I am so proud of Paul and all the work and effort he put into training for this race. To sit back and think about what this race is, 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike and 26.2 mi run, is absolutely amazing. Here they are, Josh and Paul, standing on the beach in their sleeveless wetsuits on a 40 degree morning. It was freezing!!!
Here we are....freezing! But ready to cheer!
The masses taking off for the swim. 2500 people swimming next to each other, sounds like a blast!
Austin spent alot of time on Grandpa's shoulders, he probably had one of the best seats in the house.
I wasn't able to get any pics of Paul on the bike, but here is a great smiling shot of him taking off on the run.
The cheering section.
Austin and Halie did a great job of finding stuff to play with while we were cheering on all the runners.
They fixed the pipes...
It was so cold by the end of the race. Here is A-man all bundled up in the stroller.
Here he comes, limping and all across the finish line!
They made it, they are both Ironmen! So proud of you guys! Paul had some problems with his ankle. He hurt it 2 weeks before the race and the pain crept up on him the last half of the race. He had to walk to whole 2nd half of the marathon and was disappointed with that. But you know what, it didn't change the fact that he did it, he finished it, and I am so proud of him.
After the race we got to spend some great time on the beach. It started to warm up the next day so it was pretty enjoyable to spend sometime out by the water.
Halie loved looking for seashells and Austin was happy as long has he had a bucket and a shovel. He loves our little sand box here at home, so he was in heaven after he found the biggest sandbox ever!
Nana and the kiddos. It was nice to have Nana and Grandma and Grandpa along to cheer for Paul. The kids loved every minute of it!
Grandpa and Grandma taking a stroll.
Halie wrote this one. I love you too, bug!
She loved the shells that looked like butterflies.