May Conclusion, June Goals and… Weigh In #5


May in a nutshell

Biking – hard to make a comparison since I don’t usually track every kilometre but did so for our yearly May challenge at work. It is definitely WAY higher than usual since there was a 75KM bike ride thrown in the mix.

AM Workouts – I feel like I did pretty well in this area considering I normally don’t do anything in the morning! I believe I missed 4 or 5 that I planned in my bullet journal. I’m going to continue this in June.

Gym – yeah, kind of a disaster in May. Only 3x to RPM.

Steps – Higher than February, March and April. About 20K steps less than in January.

Running – less than February, March and April. More than in January.

Stairs @ work – FAIL. Have to rethink this one. I think taking stairs are important but I just can’t be bothered. Maybe I’ll come up with a sort of reward for this one.

Overall not unhappy with May results. Quite the opposite!



June Goals
Continue AM Workouts (schedule in bujo asap)
Continue to aim for 10K steps per day (not including runs)
Gym – 1 to 2x per week
Start marathon training (11/6)
Lose minimum 1KG


And since we are on the subject of weight-loss…  this week’s weigh-in:


Weeks are Wednesday to Wednesday so my first few days were actually really good – I had even already hit my weekly activity target by the time Friday morning rolled around.  Then we went to Málaga… where I did try to make reasonable choices, not drink too much (Friday I had one beer, Saturday I had two, but Sunday after our epic run to Torremolinos I had a total of 3 throughout the day AND some wine at dinner.  Yeah. That’s right, call the newspapers, I went all out) and when eating out I focused a lot on the recommended “free”  (obviously they are not free of calories) foods that WW suggests you focus on – chicken, fish, veg, fruit, that sort of thing.  So while we had a lot of tapas, most of mine were salmon, tuna, chicken, I had a huge salad on Sunday night (spinach, asparagus, walnuts), shrimp.  I did have other things that are not “free”  but just tried to keep it all in moderation.  I drank a TON of water, we walked a lot and, as you all know I ran 24KM in total while I was there.

So… 100 grams… it’s not much.  I had the expectation of maintaining, so I’m very ok with the result.

Now the work begins.  No more trips for a while and marathon training starts next week.  I will definitely need to keep in mind that I need the fuel for running, but perhaps the carbs not so much in the beginning.  Don’t get me wrong – I am not excluding carbs.  Minimizing pasta, bread, rice and potatoes on the days I do not need the fuel is actually the focus.


Are you satisfied with how May went for you?  Do you have June Goals? What’s your favorite non-carby running fuel?  Does that kind of fuel even exist?? 





  1. trying to find ways to fuel my workouts and eat less carbs is always a challenge for me as well

    1. Renée says:

      does anyone have it down???

  2. I think you did well considering all the temptations you had on your trip LOLANd, even though the weight loos may seem small, it still is a loss ;-)

    1. Renée says:

      I agree – It could have gone the other way. I would have been happy with no change but I’ll take the 100gr.

  3. kookyrunner says:

    Those early morning workouts can be so hard!

    I think you did great at making smart choices while you were away! It’s so hard to eat “clean” when you’re not at home, but you made some really great choices, especially with the zero point foods! I’m going to New Orleans in 2 weeks for a work conference and I already know I’ll be going over my points on those days, LOL

    1. Renée says:

      it is tough! but possible if you really make those tough decisions (like “should I have a cocktail? or should I just have water?” hahaha) in a way that will help you towards your goal. But then again, life is about ups and downs. A few days off won’t undo your progress!

  4. I think I did really pretty well in May. My June goals are to keep upping my mileage, and to work on engaging my glutes when I run. I think this could be part of the reason I got injured and I don’t want to repeat it!

    1. Renée says:

      Good Luck, Jenny! I think hill repeats can help with your glutes too!

  5. Good luck with your June goals! My June goals are to just follow the plan my coach has laid out for me for the beginning of my cut. No running for me currently, just kickboxing, sand volleyball and HIIT workouts. When I did run often though I always had higher carb fuel, that just always worked for me and I never tried to find something lower carb. Good luck!

    1. Renée says:

      Thanks Stephanie! I wish I had a coach to tell me what to do! Then again I hate being told what to do haha! Usually I am higher carb when training for a marathon – but now I really want/need to drop still about 15lbs to be at my desired running weight. Only trying for about half of that by september, because I don’t think it’s realistic to “diet” and train optimally for a marathon at the same time.

  6. Rachel says:

    I just started marathon training (kinda). Training to train is a better way to phrase it. But dang am I hungry!!!

    1. Renée says:

      I’m going to be right there with you soon. The Hangry is something I’m not looking forward to. Hope i can keep it together. Good Luck with your training, Rachel!

  7. De Bolton says:

    May got crazy real quick and didnt go as planned but I am resetting and challenging myself this June. Hope your successful in fueling your workouts

    1. Renée says:

      hopefully you can have a less crazy June!

  8. agsignor says:

    May was pretty nutty for me and June isn’t much better, so I’m just looking to hold on and get to July lol. Training wise things are going great. Nutrition wise, I’m doing fine, but probably relying too heavily on Diet Coke to get me through this hectic time (it’s my one vice so I’m not too concerned).

    1. Renée says:

      whoah good luck and hold on tight then!!

  9. runswithpugs says:

    May is always a bit of a tough month. With little man’s birthday at the tail end of April, and my birthday and Mother’s Day in May, things do get a little hectic and fitness goes by the wayside. June sounds like a great way to make it all back! Great job looking forward!

    1. Renée says:

      yeah your May was nuts. you guys did a LOT.

  10. Marcia says:

    I swear just surviving May is a win in my book! I started early morning workouts now that the kids are out of school and failed on day 2.

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