I checked the IAAF schedule this morning and noted that the women’s 1500m final was taking place at 11:20 local time. Bummer, right in the middle of a meeting! And I doubted they’d let me slip out for four minutes. Though perhaps I should have asked…
So at 11:30 as folks discussed something not relevant to me, I began coaxing my ipod touch to Google the results. I just had to know how Jenny Simpson did! What can I say? I love my Boulder athletes — especially my fellow CU alums. 🙂
After a full ten minutes of trying to reload the IAAF homepage on my very outdated little machine I decided to look up the USA Track and Field twitter account instead, where I was greeted with this tweet:
As the meeting adjourned I told my coworker, fellow CU alum and track and field enthusiast. I knew she was the only one there who could share my excitement.
Then I went back to my desk and retweeted it.
When I finally found a video of the full race this afternoon, I was even more impressed by her performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvEAF7-_29A
I guess in a way it’s weird to be proud of a person that you’ve never met and only saw in person once from across a crowded fieldhouse. But today I don’t care. Go, Jenny!!