About a month and a half ago, Patch posted a photo of County Executive Ken Ulman and Howard County Council Member Calvin Ball posing in boxing stances as part of a .
In response, Patch commenter Ohai wrote, "Look at the pic of Ulman and Ball- they are so out of shape they couldn't do 3 chinups between them."
So, at the Patch asked Ulman if he thought he could do five chin-ups. (We upped the number ourselves)
Ulman responded that he wasn't sure, but now that he has a challenge he would attempt to meet it.
On Wednesday morning, it looked like Ulman was getting himself in shape by going for a run with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, PG councilmember Eric Olson and some Prince George's police cadets around Lewisdale, MD. The run was part of Baker's new initiative to run police beats with police officers around Prince George's County.
In a press release about the run, Ulman said, “County Executive Baker is definitely a leader on the move. He pretty much kept up with me. But in all seriousness, I applaud the County Executive not only for promoting physical activity, but for taking an active role in the lives of public safety workers – the men and women who strengthen our communities. He’s welcome to join me for another run in Howard County any time.”
A spokesperson for Ulman said he believed the county executives ran about 5 kilometers, but would confirm that later today. The spokesperson also said he'll check to see if Ulman believes he can do five chin-ups.