Stationary

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After my thrilled pronouncement about getting started with winter cycling, I now must back pedal. I’ve gotten the nasty upper-respiratory bug so generously shared by what seems like everyone in Hawaii, and it has brought my triathlon training to a … Continue reading

Try Fitness Hawaii’s Annual Na Wahine Festival

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Girls just wanna have fun when they’re kicking their own butts. Yesterday, from the two sisters under 10 years old to the senior women in their 70s, nearly 300 women participated in the annual Na Wahine Festival, a combination of … Continue reading

Today’s Milestone

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Mahalo, whoever you are, you wonderful soul who checked my site as visitor number 50,000 today. Lavagal.net got lots of hits today. It might get to 100 before I sign off. I’m grateful, even if it might be mostly paranoid … Continue reading

My First Waikiki Roughwater Swim

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Labor Day weekend was full of pain for me, but it was also full of joy. The Ride: Joy. On Saturday I joined my TryFitness Hawaii Na Wahine Festival training group for our 2-3 hour workout. It was primarily a … Continue reading

Swimming Waimea Bay

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In the 31 years I’ve lived in Hawaii, the only thing I’ve ever done at Waimea Bay is watch surfers, take pictures, and get my ankles wet in the foamy beach break. Yesterday I swam 1.2 miles there. You cannot … Continue reading