Trish Staine was hard at work getting in tip-top shape for a half marathon in Duluth, Minnesota when she began experiencing some unusual pain!
Considering she had just run nine miles, the runner chalked up the discomfort to sore muscles. But when the pain continued to get worse and worse she decided to go to the hospital!
The surprised mommy says:
"In the ER, they found a fetal heartbeat. I was like, no no no. There’s no way I’m pregnant. But they rushed me up to the Birthing Center, and five minutes after I got into my room, she was born."
The couple says the whole thing was such a surprise because she didn't put on any weight and didn't show any of the same signs from her previous pregnancies!
That, and the fact that John had previously had a vasectomy!!
The parents decided to name their baby Mira which is short for "Miracle!" That only seems appropriate considering her birth almost defies logic!
Although John and Trish are still in a state of shock, they said they are more than happy to welcome the little marathon miracle to their family!!
[Image via John Staine.]