Today is 1st November. For the last few years, this date has seen the launch of Movember.
I have decided that I will grow a V for Vendetta style Mo and beard as seen on the mask from the film.
Careful shaving starts now.
I have been taking my time and carefully considering the case put forward by USADA against Lance Armstrong.
Prior to the release of their evidence against him, I considered myself a believer, not thinking that he had partaken in any form of doping. I had believed that he had achieved the results he had through hard work and phenomenal athletic ability.
I now find myself feeling duped and deceived. The case against Lance seems to be strong. Not only that he doped, but that he also orchestrated a programme of systematic doping amongst his team in order that they were able to lead him to his results.
To dope or conspire with a team to run a doping programme is inexcusable. It is cheating. Not only has Lance dashed my beliefs in his honesty, he has involved others that I looked up to as sportsmen of character- George Hincapie, Dave Zabriski, Bobby Julich. I was stunned by the revelations.
I should have known better however. The clues were there. Tyler Hamilton. Floyd Landis. I should have seen it coming. I didn't however.
As a result of the revelations I had another consideration to make. My LiveStrong band-
This respect has gone so, with the help of these-
I did this-
Not much of a response I know but, I don't feel quite so dirty now.
Thanks Lance, for nothing.