Some Hot Chicago Running

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!

This is three!

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?

Linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

7 thoughts on “Some Hot Chicago Running

  1. I love running along the Lakefront Trail in Chicago — you get the best of both types of views – skylines and blue horizons.

    Wowzie on 400 days. I think you’ve earned some time off your feet before your baby arrives.

  2. WOW. A 400 day running streak is impressive. If you need to stop soon, you have something to be very proud of!
    With my first pregnancy, I ran throughout the whole thing (although not every day- I think I ran every other day.) The second one had all sorts of issues and I ended up on bedrest at 33 weeks (ugh) so that ended the running, obviously. Actually I think i had already stopped, because running was so uncomfortable. Funny how different each pregnancy is!

  3. I do love running along the water too. I. am going back for one more lake run tomorrow before we leave. Wow you are still going strong! I am expecting to see you running right into the delivery room so you don’t break your streak

  4. WOW!! 400 days! That’s a legit milestone, especially since much of that has been done “with child.” Great job 😉 I love running along a lakefront, as well, and Chicago certainly has a scenic one.

  5. Happy third birthday! And what a fun trip!

    I love water AND cities. There is so much to see when in a big city, but the water is always so peaceful. I can’t choose.

    I’m sorry you’re hurting. It’s not too much longer ❤

  6. 400 days. WOW. That’s awesome
    Glad you had such a good trip, and happy birthday to your daughter.
    You likely know my answer, but both. Lucky to live two blocks from the river and six from Central Park.

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