I had been really excited about my university’s Sports Meeting for a while and it was pretty awesome. The Sports Meeting is a three day event held once a year for students and teachers to compete in track and field events and other weird things like throwing darts, basketball free throws and random field day races. I didn’t realize this until after the competition, but everyone actually gets paid to participate. The school has a few sports teams but they don’t compete against other universities so this is every huge college sports event packed into one (I’m not sure if this is related, but I assume it is: Peace Corps China volunteers are also not allowed to bring groups of students together who attend different universities). I’ve noticed that most women here don’t exercise because they don’t like having muscles or being out in the sun for too long. I won the 100 and 200 meters.

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