The run mileage was around 12 miles less that what I have been doing in April, but I can honestly say, that there is no junk mile in these 78 miles in May. Every run had a purpose and paces or hr zones to hit. It wasn't always pretty, but I am mostly seeing progress right now. Actually, I got an e-mail response from Coach Katie to a logged track workout saying: "the speed that you ordered has arrived!" BOOYAH!
Swimming is my comfort zone, but to be honest, while I like the ring of over 30K yards for the month, pool swims are a little taxing for me right now mentally. I totally see the purpose for them, but I would rather just open water swim every day... A girl can dream!
After an hiatus from strength training in the month of April, I put in a whopping 1.5 hours doing weights. Each session was around 30 minutes long and left me sore for several days. I am a strength whimp right now and it doesn't make me happy. It's the same old story, that once the swimbikerun gets more, the first things that I drop is strength and yoga. Maybe I'll do a little better in June, but I wouldn't bet money on it to be honest.
We are still walking the dog almost every night and really use that time to catch up on each other's day without the distraction of technology and Karma is a much happier (read: quieter) dog. We always get a kick out of people that take their dog for a drive in the golf cart instead of walking their dogs. A lot of these dog owners and their dogs look like they would need to walk... And then people wonder about the obesity crisis... Just saying.
On the nutrition front, things are going extremely well right now. After my "Too much Protein" post, I (once again) tweaked my diet and feel much better with it and currently don't have any problems maintaining my happy weight, despite the occasional pigout weekend. I am basically down to eating meat once a week at this point and have no problem hitting my protein target with protein sources other than meat. I do still eat dairy products and eggs, but also use grains and nuts as protein sources.