Still Streaking And An Exciting Announcement

What should I talk about first? My running streak OR our exciting (only sorta related to running) news?

You know what? I’m sure you’d rather just hear the news … and then we can get into running. So here we go – I’m pregnant! We’re expecting a NEW BABY due this July!

Apparently I really need to add “clean mirror” to my cleaning to-do list

I’m currently 21 weeks pregnant, and feeling good. We aren’t finding out if it’s a boy or a girl (we haven’t found out with our other kids), and I’m still able to run for the most part. In fact, as of this week, I’m at DAY 324 of my running streak! My average run length is 5.5 miles for the streak and I hope to keep it up as long as I’m able to. 

Speaking of running, here’s how the week looked:

Sunday: 5.1 treadmill  miles — the weather wasn’t too bad out, but I woke up before B and so I was able to get started on the treadmill while the kids had breakfast and I ran beside them. This was my only day indoors!

Monday: 5.75 miles

Tuesday: 6.11 miles

Wednesday: 6.15  miles

Thursday: 6.5  miles – it was 60 degrees so I was able to wear SHORTS!

It was such a gorgeous morning, and i got to watch the sunrise over some nearby lakes. 

Friday: 5.75  miles

Saturday:  5.25 treadmill miles – I knew I had to only do about 5 miles to get to 40, so I opted to run inside and watch a movie. I wasn’t in the mood to run in the 22 degree temps, and knew if I got the run over with, I’d have time to go for a walk with the family outside later. Which we did!

Weekly mileage: 40.61 mi — this was my highest weekly mileage of 2021! Yes, not every run was a run (I’m doing some walking within my runs these days), but I’m proud of being 21 weeks pregnant and still feeling pretty good. 

Running streak days: 324

In other announcements, this week the Cleveland Marathon announced it was postponed until fall. I’m sad we won’t have the race this May, but I know it was the right decision. I’m a little worried that I won’t be back in running shape in the fall, since I’m due in July and may not have clearance to start running again until September … but we’ll see what fall brings!


Some questions for you:

  • Do you have any questions for me about being pregnant/running? Ask away!
  • How warm does it have to be for you to wear shorts when running?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

13 thoughts on “Still Streaking And An Exciting Announcement

  1. Congratulations! That is so exciting! Great job with that running streak too. That’s too bad that the marathon was postponed but at least they’re trying to hold it and not cancel it.

  2. Congrats! That’s a lot of miles even for someone not pregnant. Glad that you are feeling well.

    I don’t wear shorts. I wear a skirt. At 60, it’s warm enough. But for a long race, 50.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The nice thing about marathons is that they pretty much happen every year, even in 2020 when they were virtual, so if you can’t run in this fall, you’re set for 2022. Baby #3 will have bragging rights for most running miles on his birthday than his other siblings.

  4. Congratulations! That is such happy news! Amazing that you’ve been able to keep up your running streak through that first trimester — I was so,tired. Interesting to see someone not finding out gender these days. (I didn’t for mine, but that was 20+ years ago(. At least you won’t have to worry about starting a forest fire with a gender reveal rocket gone wrong ….

  5. Congratulations! That’s big news. Did you run throughout your pregnancies with your other kids? It’s super impressive that you’ve kept up your streak- I ran for my entire pregnancy with my son (not my daughter- long story) but certainly not everyday.

  6. Oh, congratulations! How exciting! I wasn’t a runner when I was pregnant, and I was so sick the whole time, so I think anyone who can run while pregnant is a hecking superhero!

    I’m sorry about the marathon, but it sounds like it is for the best in a lot of ways.

    I will wear shorts as low as about 47 degrees. After that, into tights I go.

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