Monday, November 24, 2008

quick update

I woke up at 5:30 after 4 hours of sleep to eat a leftover burrito in bed and still haven't managed to get back to sleep. 6th place in IM Arizona yesterday (9:45:59), which was way better than I had expected with a pro field so large and deep. Can something be better than expected when you have no expectations to begin with? Regardless, it was certainly better than I deserved, given the fervency with which I didn't train for this one. I suppose going in to a race fat and happy is often better than going in overtrained and tired. I also think that my mental status was greatly improved by the presence of my elfin support crew, Phaedra and Shelby. I spent Saturday laughing so hard that I was worried about becoming dehydrated due to tearage. That resulted in my thinking about and being anxious about the race on maybe 2 brief occasions. I'll go into details later, but just want to thank everyone who sent txts and e-mails of support and congratulations. Now it's off to the Grand Canyon. Che emozionante!

15 comments:

Sue said...

We watched of course via online most of the day..saw your stats all day..you were grand..saw you finish and Chloe, Peter, & I were jumping up and down for you...You are just amazing and fun to cheer on...Great Race...

Spokane Al said...

Congratulations Haley. I spent yesterday following you on IM Live as you rolled through the course.

You are a rocket!

Robyn said...

Of course I was stalking you online all day (Aaron made adequate fun of me... but he's done it before too!) Great job! Awesome way to end your season! I'm really happy for you. Phenomenal bike split.

Robyn

Eileen Swanson said...

So happy for you....

jessithompson said...

We tracked you on line and via texts from Phaedra and updates on her Facebook. Congrats on a stellar race. You are a champ and we are so stoked for you!!! Way to go, Coops!

Josh said...

Nice race!!! I was a complete nerd yesterday, watching splits of all the pro's, and writing my own leader board. Spokane should be proud that we have such a high caliber athlete right in our very own town.

Charisa said...

Awesome race! We were the ones cheering with the big stuffed dog :) Saw you at CDA IM this year and in Kona - but never got a chance to say hi! Awesome first pro year you had - you should be proud of yourself!

Matt said...

Great race, Impressive! When I was home I was following you and when I was out I made people give updates on that blazing fast girl for Spokompton.

Linsey Corbin said...

Yea! Haley Cooper!! You did awesome! I saw you cross the finishline on IM Live. Way to be!! Enjoy your well-deserved off-season.
Linsey

Kirsten said...

Congratulations, Haley! Awesome job!

Katie Band said...

Watched you all day instead of studying ...lol. Looking forward to seeing you when we come home!

CDATri said...

You are Awesome Haley! We were sending you good vibes and lots of encouragement from Idaho . LOVE that swim time - gotta feel good about that! See you soon - Shaun & Suzanne

Haley Cooper said...
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Shelbyyy@gmail.com said...

Hey Coops, I was the one that deleted that post above cuz somehow I was signed in under your name. It said, "you're a dork." I didn't want CDAtri to think you were saying it to him/her.
You're still a dork but I love you. Thanks for sharing AZ with me. Gweat memories and I'm so happy for you and you're fabulous season finale.
Big hugs,
S
ps My hair hurts from lack of sleep

Laura and company said...

Way to go, Haley!