MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete




It’s That Time of Year…

Thursday, November 16, 2006

It’s that time of year again! The time of year where I sit around a lot, take care of things I have neglected for the last several months, and I… write on my blog! Ok, so I haven’t been doing that, but this is the goal: to establish a posting routine, so that come spring I’ll be all set to maintain regular postings. Let’s see if I can do it!

As I near the end of my fourth week of relative inactivity, I am beginning to itch for a routine. This is really why I like to take some serious time off: so that I’m more than ready to fall back into a more strict, planned-out schedule. My body definitely needed the break, but more than anything, I think the off-season resting program can benefit the mind. In general I take the entire month of November as a ‘exercise if I feel like it’ month. I’ll try to be more consistent in December, and come January 1st, I start back up.

I’ve really been enjoying the past couple weeks, an in particular the last ten days. Amanda and I have been spending a lot of time together, and with the dogs. We really have enjoyed sleeping in (til 10:00am some days!), and staying up late (I’ve seen midnight!!). It’s been very relaxing, and the recharge should go a long way toward the preparation for another fun year of racing.

Last night we saw the movie Borat: very interesting. It certainly made us laugh, but the question “what the heck is wrong with these people” came up numerous times! Very funny. After that we spent an hour or so perusing the book store. We bought a couple books, and who knows, maybe we’ll review them as a pastime.

Stay tuned, as I plan to update on all the fun happenings of a Lovato November Day.

2 Comment(s)

Anonymous on 11/28/06 said:

Hope you enjoyed your November and turkey day, since it is almost gone. Was at Ironman FL and enjoyed you hosting the Q&A session with the other pros. You did a good job and had me laughing throughout. Anyway, good luck on starting to get back to training.

CarnmealPop on 12/18/06 said:

Hey “Michael”, this is Freddy from the Virgin Islands follow up with yah seeing how your enjoying pre-holiday season. I hope all is fine. I was suppose to be going home to the VI, but I am now unable to go due to work.
However, I got another bike to do my Tri’s for next season “Specialize Transition Comp”. Pretty sweet bike, except it’s not as sweet as your Javelin Bike. LOL! So how is it been. I’ll be in STX for the ’07 Triathlon. Hope to meet you then…

- Freddy
Crucian by birth

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