Sunday, August 23, 2009

Destination: Taipei, Taiwan

Hey everyone! I had told so many people all summer I would be starting this blog to keep everyone in the loop with my deaflympic experience. As you all know, I procrasinated until two days before I leave for this amazing adventure. The biggest challenge I had with this blog was coming up with a catchy name. I decided to go with chasing the dream because it describes the adventures I have spent years dreaming and now I have the chance to make it a reality. However, blue bullet is a combination of my favorite color and the first roller coaster I rode: the silver bullet.

I will be in Taiwan to compete in the Deaflympics in the sport of soccer or as the international world likes to say: football. The games start on the 5th of September and go until the 15th. The best way to keep track of the games are through these websites:

the main US deaflympic site:
for a live feed of the games:
for the schedule:

I encourage you all to keep track of it all. I'm #13, if you want to try to find me on the live feed. It is a very exciting time for me. I have been training for this event for two years. The girls on the team are absolutely amazing and I cannot imagine a much stronger team without each individual. Keep us in mind while you go about in your day. Every thought and prayer makes a difference.

I will do my best to keep you all updated while I am in Taiwan with the team. GO USA!


  1. Go GO GO Allie! Best wishes, and keep in touch!

  2. Good luck Allie!

    One question if you don't mind: What time zone are the times on the PDF link in the post?

    Thanks, we're all cheering for you back at SLU!

  3. Let us know how the weather is over there!

  4. What a great achievement for you! Best wishes for safe travel and a successful tournament. We will look forward to updates and try to catch the live feed too.