S: Aaron's Arizona Ironman November 20, 2011
BC: Arizona Ironman 1:51:35 | 2.4 mile swim-check, 112 mile bike-check, 26.2 mile run-check
FC: Aaron's Arizona Ironman November 20, 2011 | 140.6 miles
1: This book is dedicated to our incredible, inspiring, and dedicated Daddy and husband. We are so unbelievably proud of you...you are OUR Ironman!
2: Preparing for the BIG EVENT! We made "Team Waggoner" shirts to support Daddy! | He should be able to spot us in these shirts!
3: The long road trip to Arizona | We had a lot of fun along the way... | G and G helped entertain... | November 17, 2011
4: We must be getting closer...we see cacti! | November 18, 2011
5: We made it just in time for the Expo | Getting SO excited! | Matt and Aaron are READY!
6: After 12 hours in the car, Grandpa and the boys are ready to play! | A double piggy back to get back to the car after the Expo
7: The Welcome Banquet Friday November 18, 2011 | We had a yummy pasta dinner...Aaron needed quite the carb load to fuel up for the LONG race | A night to be remembered... | We listened to many inspiring stories
8: 1 mile IRON KIDS' RACE! | The boys rocked the race! | November 19, 2011
9: so proud of our IRON KIDS!
10: Making signs to cheer Daddy on
11: The support crew
12: A little pool fun in the warm Arizona sun!
13: Dinner at olive Garden | November 19, 2011 | Tomorrow is the BIG day!
14: The very much anticipated day is here! | November 20, 2011
15: ...And he is off on his 140.6 mile journey! | Swim-2.4 miles Bike- 112 miles Run-26.2 miles GO AARON!
16: We wrote encouraging messages to Daddy along the street of the bike course
17: Swim-check Now, onto the next 112 mile leg | Anxiously awaiting Aaron's arrival after lap 1 of 3. | TEAM WAGGONER! | Boys having a little fun while we wait.. | IT''S DADDY!
18: Fun times while we wait to see Daddy again!
19: 2.4 mile swim-check 112 mile bike-check Onto the LAST 26.2 mile leg | One more leg to go!!!! | We are proud of you!!! | GO AARON, Go!
20: ...And he is off on his 26.2 mile run!!! Still smiling!! | Keep it up, Aaron!!! The finish is getting closer!
21: Go, Aaron, Go!!!! ALMOST THERE! | A high five from Blake with 6 miles remaining
22: We hauled the kids all over the place for over 12 hours and they hung right in there to cheer Daddy on! | A very long day for the smallest fans...the kids were SUCH troopers!
23: On our way to the FINISH LINE!!!!!! SO, SO, SO excited!!!!!!! | Daddy is about to become an IRONMAN!! | A Bucket list item about to be checked off! | Can't wait to see Aaron cross that finish line...
24: Aaron Waggoner from Castle Rock, CO.. YOU ARE AN IRONMAN! | One PROUD wife!
25: Tears of PURE JOY! | After a grueling 11 hours, 51 minutes, and 35 seconds Aaron crossed that finish line with a huge smile on his face and a new title: IRONMAN
26: Such an incredible and awe-inspiring day! | Refueling with some pizza and salty French fries
27: Our Daddy makes us so proud! | We love you, Daddy!
29: Back to the car after our amazing day...
30: Aaron, you are the most dedicated man I know...after over a year of training and countless mornings of getting out of bed long before the sun was up...you accomplished your goal. WE LOVE YOU and are SO proud!
31: Headed back home with our wonderful Daddy and husband...and our very favorite IRONMAN!!!