in their shoes: kerry v

Each week, we'll be profiling members of our action team. Tune in and learn some more about these amazing womyn.

In Their Shoes: Kerry V

Q1: Who are you? Describe your work, life, and sport of choice.

I’m Kerry Vicencia and I live in Orange County, CA with my husband and two kiddos (8 year old son, 5 year old daughter). When I’m not on mom duty or working as a middle school counselor, you can find me running/marathon training or on my peloton bike!

Q2: What is your sport of choice? How did you get started with it? Do you compete in races, if so what's your favorite distance?

I didn’t become a runner until after I had my kids. I had run one half marathon in 2014 and hated it. After having both my kids, I decided I wanted to try again and show myself that I could do it faster postpartum. It was at that race that my addiction started! I’ve since run 13 half marathons, 4 full marathons and a number of 10 & 5ks. I think my favorite distance is the full marathon. Even though it’s so much training and insanely difficult, crossing the finish line is just the most indescribable feeling!

Q3: What is your driving force behind your sport?

Running is my alone time and the time where I just clear my mind. I also love to prove to myself that I can get faster/stronger with age. My goal is to BQ by the time I turn 40!

Q4: What are three words that people use to describe you?

Outgoing, driven, loyal

Q5: What is your favorite thing to listen to while working out (music, podcast, audiobook, etc)...or do you prefer to go without headphones?

I NEED my airpods! I either listen to my running playlist on spotify or a podcast about murder. Yes, I love true crime and will totally listen to murder stories while running alone in the dark. 

Q6: What is your favorite meal or recipe?

Does Chick-Fil-A count? I also love this crockpot chicken chili recipe, with a side of cornbread of course!

Q7: Name a book you recommend to all your friends?

I just read 26 Marathons by Meb and loved it! Maybe wouldn’t recommend to all my friends, but at least my running friends. 

Q8: What is your secret pleasure TV show to indulge in?

I’m embarrassed to admit I watch most of the Real Housewives shows, and maybe a little Jersey Shore. I enjoy mindless tv while I finish work or scroll on my phone. 

Q9: Last question - what are your favorite workout shoes?

 I pretty much only wear Brooks! I need more of a support shoe and everytime I get fitted at a running store, I end up in the Brooks Adrenalines.

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