This week, I was lucky enough to get away from home for a few days and enjoy a short vacation with the family. We decided to take one last family vacation before the new baby comes, so we packed up the car and headed to Chicago!
We had a great time, and it was wonderful to spend some time with B, FW and LM. Work has been really busy lately, so having quality time with everyone was something that I don’t take for granted. And, I was able to get in some running with a change of scenery, which was definitely needed. My favorite places to run are along water, but also in cities – and Chicago has both! So I spent most of my days running along the lakefront trail. And this week I hit a milestone and goal I had set for myself recently – 400 days of my running streak!
Here’s how the week looked:
Sunday: 4.41 miles (still in Cleveland)
Monday: 1.5 miles in Chicago along the waterfront – it was LM’s birthday, so I only wanted to spend a little amount of time running, and the rest of the day with the family
Tuesday: 3.64 miles along the water
Wednesday: 3.62 miles along the water (+5 mile walk while siteseeing!)
Thursday: 3.51 miles, again along the waterfront
Friday: 1.25 mile treadmill run, then some miles walk/run — total 4.1 miles
Saturday: 3.77 miles outside before the rain!
The week included not only running, but celebrating LM who turned 3!
Total mileage: 24.54 miles – my lowest mileage week in more than a year (I haven’t hit below 30 since March 2020!)
Weeks pregnant: 32
Running Streak Days: 401
I can honestly say that my running streak days are coming to an end. I’m getting so sore these days and having some nerve pain due to where the baby is sitting, that my daily runs (or even run/walks) may just turn into some walks very soon.
Questions for you:
- Do you like running along water or cities?
- If you ran while pregnant- when did you stop/slow down?