Tuesday, October 27, 2009

1st Ward Groupie 5K

Okay, so there are two wards in the Burg. Basically, they are "separate but equal." I'm the 1st Ward groupie (I'm the in the 2nd Ward). I crash a lot of their stuff because ALL the young moms are in that ward (seriously, there are like 10 moms with kids Kaci's age). Honestly I get the best of both wards because my ward has all the moms with 5 kids who basically have it all figured out, know all the trips and tricks, and I crash the other ward to hang out with Moms my own age who are still experimenting like I am.

On Saturday, some of the 1st ward people were running a 5K. I got an honorary invite to join them. So I did. I haven't run more than 2 miles since I've been in VA for a lot of reasons: 1) There are hills EVERYWHERE 2) I have to push Kaci UP said hills if I want to go running and keep up with the stroller as we zoom DOWN them 3) Kaci has a limited attention span 4) In Hawaii I ran 8 miles once and that pretty much cured me of any desire to run long distances.

I feel like a 10 minute mile is do-able for an average joe like me who is active enough to claim that I "work out regularly". Since learning to run more than a sprint I've been able to hack a 10 minute mile... on flat ground in Arizona, on sand in Hawaii... my results for a not-so-flat ground in Virginia... drum roll please....

Kerri Call 33:21.0 10:45/Mile

close, oh so close...


3 comments:

Dadra said...

Good for you Kerri!! Your ward (and pseudo-ward) both sound awesome. I am also not a fan of running with a jogging stroller so I don't blame you for not running more than a couple of miles at a time with that beast!!

Sam and Elizabeth Akinaka said...

Get it, Kerri!!! That's awesome!!!

zealandrocks said...

YAY for 5k's!! I'm jealous i need to run more!!! yay!!!! thats not bad with hills!