MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete




Lava Java 2005

Friday, October 7, 2005

Aloha, and greetings from Hawaii! I have arrived and finally found my way to Lava Java, and therefore, to their intenet connection. I am very happy to be here, and I must say, it is hard to believe that a whole year has passed, and it’s already Ironman time! It sure went by quickly!

I’m very excited to be here, and Amanda arrives tomorrow. Next week I have a whole crew of family support arriving on the scene as well. Tue: my siser, Stephanie; Wed: my stepfather, Mike; and Thu: my mother, her Bob, and Hays, my sister’s man! It’s going to be a regular reunion!

Until then, I am trying to fall into a regular routine of taking it easy. I awoke this morning very early (at 5:00am), and within an hour I was doing a short run on Ali’i drive. After breakfast I assembled the fastest machine known to man (or at least to triathlete): my Javelin Barolo.

I later pedaled down to the pier to do a short 30min swim, followed by a delicious Jamba Juice with my good friends, Scott and Kathleen Wood. K is racing, S is here to be spectator extraoridinaire.

I followed that up with a nice, easy spin out to the airport. It’s pretty calm today, and even a bit cool now (thanks to the showers that just rolled in!).

Since my “training” was done by noon, I’ve pretty much been lounging the rest of the day away. I must admit that sitting here oceanside, with a cool breeze, tapping on the new iBook, has been fun.

I’m off to the grocery store, again! And I’ll check in soon.

Thanks for reading!

2 Comment(s)

'Thought & Humor' on 10/7/05 said:

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone’s goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I’m having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone’s opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

‘Thought & Humor’

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic “identity politics,”
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison.”

java-casa amigo on 10/8/05 said:

yo dude…don’t drink too much powerjuice (pure kona coffee) til race AM.

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