My husband, the Ironman

Two years ago, Steve was a smoker. He did not work out. At all. In 2009, he watched me finish Ironman WI, and he made a decision. He would be an Ironman. Thus, his journey was set in motion.

In January 2010, he ran his first 5k.

In July 2010, he completed his first triathlon, an Olympic distance.

In September 2010, he completed his first half-iron distance race.

In May 2011, he ran his first marathon.

In July 2011, he completed his second half-iron distance race, 40 minutes faster than his first.

On August 10th, 2011 the unthinkable happened.

On September 11, 2011…one month and one day after getting hit by a car, Steve became an Ironman.

To say I am proud of him is such an understatement. In two short years he has come so far. His determination, will, and tenacity are inspiring. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious.

Congratulations babe, you are an Ironman!



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9 responses to “My husband, the Ironman

  1. Kelly Hannan

    Just so awsome! Puddles in my eyes reading this. Imagine that.

  2. This gave me chills to read—-what an AMAZING journey he’s made. Congrats, you guys.

  3. Sue Conley

    What an incredible two years! Congratulations to both of you!

  4. Jay

    Laura, this is an absolutely beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Love, Jay

  5. Steve Caulfield

    You are and will always be my inspiration! I love you so much!
    I’ll bet you could live without some of that tenacity at times though! 😉

  6. OMG, I love this post!!! Congrats to your hubby! i can tell you are just welling up with pride!!

  7. Jamie & Jeff

    Way too cool!!! We love you both, so proud of both of you!!!

  8. Jeff

    Nice work Steve! So impressive and truly inspiring…you have come a long way bud! You should be proud.

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