Tuesday 120522

Workout

Using 100% of your Dead Lift 1RM, complete:

5 x80%
3 x85%
AMRAP x90%

Mini MetCon…Getting ready for Murph!
800m Run and 10 minutes or 10 rounds of “Cindy”…whichever happens is first.

Two stories from Yahoo News.  1.  Spell check is evil.  2.  She will get a lot of time to train soon.

University of Texas apologizes for ‘pubic affairs’ commencement typo

By Eric Pfeiffer


The unfortunate ‘pubic affairs’ commencement typo (Image via Twitter)The University of Texas at Austin’s public affairs assistant dean has issued an apology after a commencement listing for the program’s forthcoming graduates contained a typo citing the Lyndon B. Johnson School of ‘Pubic’ Affairs.

Even the best writers, reporters and editors fall prey to the occasional typo. And it’s probably bad karma to revel in someone else’s unintentional mistake. But media critic Jim Romanesko reports that the LBJ school issued an apology via Twitter, reading, Our deepest apologies to our 2012 graduates for the egregious typo in our program. We are working to distribute corrected programs.”

Susan Binford, assistant dean for communications at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, tells Romanesko that students will be issued new copies of the commencement program.

“Obviously, we are mortified. It’s beyond embarrassing,” Binford said. “As soon as we realized the mistake [on Saturday], everybody went into overdrive and we went to work to reprint it.”

Still, it’s interesting how much fuss the omission of one letter can lead to. No one was killed, no one lost their job and any concerned parties can rest assured that they will have a corrected commencement program to reflect upon in the future. But it’s not going to stop the critics of the world from expressing their outrage at the fallibility of others. Though for most of us, it will probably be remembered with little more than a quick laugh.

The image was first posted to Twitter by Texas Tribune editor Evan Smith.

 Postal employee on workers’ comp caught running Boston Marathon

By Eric Pfeiffer

Competitors in the 2012 Boston Marathon (Steven Senne/AP)

A U.S. District Court in Florida convicted a former Florida postal worker of health care fraud after she was caught participating in more than 80 long-distance races, including the Boston Marathon, all while taking workers’ compensation for a back injury.

Jacquelyn V. Myers, 55, was also convicted of making false statements and faces up to 15 years in prison. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 25.

In May 2009, Myers claimed to have a lower back injury that prevented her from delivering the mail as part of her job. She was relieved of her mail carrying responsibilities and put on “light duty.”

However, photos and videos emerged showing Myers participating in the races, including a triathlon. And in what would ordinarily be considered good news, her race times actually improved after she made her initial injury claim.

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4 comments on “Tuesday 120522

  1. Deadlift:
    325×5
    345×3
    365×2
    My time off is killing me.

    Mini-metcon:
    7 rounds

  2. Went with an old-school one today.

    3 rounds of 200 meter farmer’s walk (2 53-lb. KB’s), 10 burpees, 50m walking lunges, 10 burpees, 10 box jumps (24″), 10 burpees

    16:33 (1:27 PR over last October). This was a good one, and it always helps to have Kirk setting the pace out front.

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