Planned Workouts and scheduled races

Every Wednesday: Bigfoot Cycle Workout (Dali) 5:15 am
Every Saturday: Bigfoot Swim Workout (Dali) 6:00 am

8/28 Vision Bigfoot Duathlon (Qingshui) 8:00 am
9/4 Taiwan P.E. University Cup 5000m 4:00 pm
10/1 Beauty of Taidong Triathlon (Olympic Distance) 8:00 am
10/30 Gaomei Wetland Marathon (Qingshui) - (Marathon distance) 6:00 am
11/5 NeverStop West Coast Bike Race (200km) 5:00 am *
11/13 Taoyuan National Marathon (Marathon distance) - TBA 11/20 Mizono Marathon Relay
12/18 Fubon Taipei Marathon (Marathon distance) 7:00 am (Boston Marathon qualifying attempt)

* reconsidering the NeverStop race due to the date change to November, which would result in four race weekends (perhaps five if the Supau Cup is on 11/27) in a row.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lightning strikes, World Cup, and the DPRK

Now, we all make excuses. "The dog ate my homework" is probably almost as old as the world's oldest profession. The latest excuse to enter the lexicon is as original as it is bizarre.

The FIFA Women's World Cup is ongoing in Germany. The USA defeated North Korea in each sides first match by a score of 2-0. Following the match, the coach of the North Korean team had a highly original, though hardly believable, excuse for the loss. Lightning struck as many of five of their players.

Yes, lightning struck five of their players, sending them to the hospital. Of course, they didn't mention this until after the loss and given the secretive nature of the state, we will never be able to verify its accuracy. However, this is evidence that as much as we love to redicule North Korea, on this case, they get an "A" for originality.

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