You Made Me Cry, Thank You

I need to clarify what I mean when I say that I'm not good at running. I don't mean that I'm not progressing or that I'm not proud of how far I've come. I mean that I don't think I'm a naturally gifted runner. Running doesn't feel like second nature to me and 9 times out of 10, I feel like every single step is an uphill battle. I think everyone is naturally good at something and for me, running isn't it. Now that doesn't mean I don't push myself or use it as an excuse, it just means that I get frustrated when an "easier" workout ends up being a struggle. (I put easier in quotes because easy is 100% relative and specific to each individual runner. Your easy may be my impossible etc etc etc.) Does that make sense?

Look, trying to BQ has turned out to be infinitely harder in ways I never imagined. I knew this was going to be difficult. I knew I was going to spend the entire time pushing myself out of my comfort zone. But what I didn't expect was how often I would doubt myself or feel myself pulling back. It's aggravating and it's driving me nuts. The one thing that is keeping me going right now is knowing that I'm not alone.

I get a lot of emails and messages and getting to hear about your journeys and what you're going through is easily the best part of my day. It's really hard to get through and respond to them all, but I try to make sure you know just how profound of an impact you all have on me. I'm humbled and motivated every single day by our #RunSelfieRepeat and #SportsBraSquad. You guys kick so much ass and motivate me to keep fighting when I just want to quit.

Look, we all know that running isn't easy. Most of the things we do every single day aren't! It's the challenge that keeps us going. I would say the majority of my runs and workouts are mediocre or not so great. But the really great runs, though few and far between, are so incredible that they make every painful (and sometimes miserable) step worth it. I wish I could remember those moments when I get uncomfortable and find myself starting to pull back.

I think it may be time to call Dr. Bob...Stay tuned...

We just have to keep going. There's no giving up!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.

#WhyWeSweat

 

Why do you sweat?

Why do you make the sacrifices you make to run further than most people will drive to get dinner with a friend?

Why do you wake up before the sun to workout?

Why do you put yourself through the pain and discomfort that comes with chasing after intimidating goals?

Why the sore muscles?

And the chafing?

And the doubts and fears?

Why the tears when you fall short and the frustration of a terrible, awful, not so good run?

Why do you do it?

WhyWeSweat

I can tell you why I do it, because it's the only thing that helps me believe in myself. For most of my life, I prescribed to the belief that you work out to look the way society tells you to look, skinny. So I set unhealthy goal weights and dreaded stepping foot in the gym. I wasn't athletic, had never enjoyed getting sweaty, and I didn't understand that working out or getting sweaty is so much more than a way to get skinny.

I was just desperate enough when I started running. My life fell apart. I was struggling to grieve the loss of my younger brother, I had gained and then fought to lose over 75 pounds, was rejected by the guy I was seeing, and then graduated from college and didn't know what to do with my life. The day I started running, I couldn't run to the end of my block without having to stop to walk. It took me over an hour to go 3 miles and the next day, I was more sore than I was after I ran my first marathon. But I kept going because running felt like my only hope. There was something about physically putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward that made me feel like I was doing something with my life. So I kept running and three years, over a dozen half marathons and five marathons later, I'm still running. The only difference is that today, I'm not running from my problems, I run at them.

When I decided to run my first marathon, secretly I thought it would help me lose the final 20 pounds I had convinced myself I needed to lose to be happy and confident with my body. I had always wanted to be able to run in my sports bra but I was self conscious about how I looked. I didn't have a six pack. I wasn't toned or lean. But recently, it dawned on me that even though I love what I see when I look in the mirror, I'm still holding onto this idea that my body isn't worthy of being seen in a sports bra.

#WhyWeSweat

The day it happened, it was hot and I couldn't fathom running 13 miles in a sweaty shirt. I was convinced that someone would judge me, so I turned my music off, and listened carefully for anyone who dared comment on the fact that I was running 13 miles in a sports bra. Not only did no one say a thing, they didn't even acknowledge my existence. To my disbelief and astonishment, it turns out that the world doesn't revolve around me and my insecurities!

I have since realized that the things I say to myself are infinitely worse than anything a stranger could possibly say to my face. If only we talked to ourselves the way we talk to the people we love and respect. Why do we look in the mirror and see our flaws and imperfections and think they make us less beautiful? Why are we incapable of loving what we see staring back at us? Why do we convince ourselves that we aren't enough because we aren't just enough, we're more than enough! And that is why I sweat.

When New Balance approached me to share my #WhyWeSweat story, I immediately thought of what had happened to me that very morning. I put on a pair of shorts that I was too self conscious to wear along with a sports bra, looked at my reflection, and felt disappointed that I didn't look like the model I saw wearing the exact same outfit in an Instagram post. I sat there comparing my appearance, not my abilities, to a total stranger and for a split second, I felt sorry for myself. After the pity party, I felt disappointed in how I was talking to myself. Instead of celebrating the fact that I was about to take off for a tempo run at a pace I recently thought was impossible, I was hyper focusing on the fact that I didn't look like a super model.

I'm ashamed to admit that I compared myself to someone else and that I let it make me feel inferior. I am nothing but proud of my body because this is the one I kick my ass, day in and day out, for. I've never been stronger or prouder of what I am working for in my entire life. So what if I love stretch marks and love handles? So what if I don't have a six pack or a thigh gap? I work too damn hard not to feel sexy, strong, and confident in my sports bra and that's all that matters.

From here on out, I promise to wear my heart and my insecurities on my sports bra. And that is why I sweat. What about you? Whether you're running in shorts for the first time or joining the #SportsBraSquad, post a picture to Instagram along with the #WhyWeSweat hashtag and let me know why you do what you do!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

#WhyWeSweat is sponsored with pride by New Balance.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.

Please Don't Call A Woman Who Has Been Disrespected And Body Shamed A Liar

Dear stranger who popped up in my news feed,

You don't know me and I don't know you. In fact, I have no clue how the hell your word vomit of a status update ended up in my news feed but it did and here we are. Can we take a second to talk about this?

This Guy Is An Ass Hole

WONDERFUL. So for reference, here's the article that this wonderful man felt compelled to add his two cents to.

A couple of things,

FIRST OF ALL, when a woman talks about being disrespected and body shamed by anyone, male or female, your initial response should never be, "Where is the proof?". Women have a pretty long history of men telling them what they should and shouldn't be doing with their lives and bodies so history kind of rules in her favor. (And there's a reason her response went viral. Other women experienced a similar encounter and felt compelled to share their own stories.)  But the point is, this woman was degraded and disrespected. That's all that matters. Period. End of story. Next time, try starting from a place of compassion. 

Second, just because some people are jackwads, that does not make their behavior acceptable. We all have a responsibility to treat each other with respect, jackwad or not. It's important that we draw a big fat circle around deplorable behavior and remind the world that acting like an asshole isn't OK! It comes down to power, when someone makes you feel small, it's important that you let your voice be heard. Which brings me to...

Have you ever been caught off guard? It's hard to do the right thing when a complete stranger is telling you that your boobs are saggy in front of your small child. So yes, she made lemonade out of lemons by sharing her disgusting encounter, her frustration and disappointment, and subsequently empowering others. The fact that you don't see that is incredibly disconcerting.

And finally, on behalf of all of your social media friends and strangers like me who have to be subjected to your status updates, please think before you write. Words have power. It's not about, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." It's about, "If you don't have anything constructive,  enlightening, or entertaining to say, don't say anything at all". This status update was none of the above and I'm incredibly disappointment in you.

On behalf of all humans, please be better. And on behalf of women, get it the fuck together.

Sincerely,

Kelly Roberts

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.

If You Fall, They Will Catch You: November Project Summit 4.0

Experience the #NPSUMMIT 4.0 (by @doosterfilm)

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The first time I heard about November Project was in May of 2015. Tweets from runners in the NYC running scene started coming at me, inviting me to join the NYC group the Friday before the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon and I promised I would go. What I didn't understand was that I had dropped a verbal. A verbal is a promise you make that you will show up to workout with your friends and said friends will hold you accountable to your promise because workouts are infinitely more fun when more people show up.

So I started looking at photos and videos, trying to figure out just what November Project was,  and I felt intimidated. I didn't really know anyone and I didn't think I was at the same fitness level so the next morning, I didn't go. A few tweets asking where I was rolled in and I used the excuse that I didn't want to hurt myself before the race that weekend. The truth was, I was too afraid and intimidated to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new. But I promised that the next time they came to Brooklyn, I would go. Two months later, I got a tweet from Paul Leak, one of the leaders of the NP NYC tribe, saying that they were going to be in Brooklyn. So I convinced my friend Chloe to go with me and we showed up.

We had fun. We didn't really workout as hard as we should have because I didn't think I could do it. I was too afraid to introduce myself to anyone so it was easier to pretend that I was just going through the motions and remain invisible. I thought for sure they would be cliquey and out of my league. They weren't. They were goofy, silly, and ready to not only have a good time but get a great workout in. I felt stupid. I immediately regretted my decision not to just give it my all.

Because of their location and my excuses, I didn't show up to my next NP NYC workout until the end of August. (Ironically, I mustered the courage to show up to NP San Francisco in July. I didn't talk to anyone, but I showed up. A huge step forward.) And when I got back to NYC, I promised myself that I would stop getting in my way and overcome this fear I had of working out with people I didn't know. So I forced myself to show up Wednesdays and Fridays. I stood in the back and smiled and gave hugs when people talked to me. And slowly, I made friends and those friends became my support system. They pushed me, they listened to me, they laughed with me, and they made me feel like I belonged.

New York is a really tough place to live. Despite the fact that you're never alone, people don't look at you, they look through you. It's easily the loneliest place I have ever lived in my life. November Project isn't just free fitness, it's a community of people who will catch you if you fall. I've seen countless tribe members go through both rough times and happy times and regardless of which side of the spectrum you're at, the tribe is there to listen to you, support you, help you, celebrate you, and push you. It makes life so much easier knowing you have a huge group of people, both close friends and strangers, who would do anything to help you if you needed it.

This past weekend was the November Project 4.0 summit. The summit started 4 years ago when Brogan and Bojan (the two amazing men who started November Project) wanted a way for the NP leaders around the world to come together, bond, and find ways to make the community stronger. It has since turned into a summit for both the leaders and the tribe members to meet, mingle, race, dance, and have an incredible life changing experience.

I went into summit excited. I'd heard nothing but amazing things from everyone who had gone and summit surpassed my expectations. I didn't just meet people, I developed friendships with people around the world that will most likely last the rest of my life. I had some overwhelming things happen to me back in New York while I was at summit and my friends, both new and old, were there to support me. They helped me troubleshoot, come up with ideas, or just listen while I balled my eyes out on the dance floor.

(Everything is going to be OK, I've been through much, much worse than this. I'm just at a terrifying crossroads and I need to make some pretty important and intimidating decisions.)

November Project is so much more than a 30 minute workout 2 or 3 days a week. It's a group of people who just care. They care about one another, the world, their communities, their cities, and what people do with their time and lives. Our only goal is to push ourselves and one another to be the best, happiest, and strongest we can be, and I really am just grateful that I found them.

Thank you all for the hugs, the smiles, the "thank you for being here", the high fives, and the laughs this weekend. You didn't know it, but they kept me going.

If you're in a city that November Project is in, don't be intimidated, just show up. It's for everyone at any fitness level. And if you're in a city without a November Project tribe, find someone to start it. The pledging process is serious business but your community needs you. Show up. Hype it. And become a member. You won't regret it.

November Project

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.

Running Injury Q & A With My Physical Therapist

If there is one thing runners are good at, it's getting injured. We don't do it on purpose! Running can be tough on your body. Ask any runner who has been forced to take time off after developing of a running related injury and you'll quickly learn the importance of prehab-ing injuries in lieu of rehabbing them.

My Physical Therapist Mike Riccardi of the award winning sports clinic Finish Line Physical Therapy here in New York City has been INSTRUMENTAL in keeping me injury free. After developing runner's knee two months before the New York City Marathon in 2014, I became a firm believer in investing in Physical Therapy once a week. Over the past two years, Mike has helped me resolve calf issues, sprained ankles, and all sorts of aches and pains all while keeping runner's knee and IT band issues at bay.

Struggling with a running related injury? From knee pain, IT band issues, plantar faciitis to compression sleeves and recovery, Mike is answering your questions in this three part Q &A!

Part 1: Shin splints, strength training, meniscus issues, knee pain, and foam rolling!

For more injury prevention, follow Finish Line Physical Therapy on Instagram via @FinishLinePT! They often share tips, tricks, stretches and exercises to help you prehab running related injuries!

Keep your eyes peeled for more Q & A's by subscribing to my YouTube channel!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.

Saying Yes To Fear

Kelly Roberts

Fear. Four letters that wreak havoc on my life. It wasn't until I ran my first marathon that I realized my overwhelming fears of loss, failure, and rejection were controlling my life. I was too afraid to take a step into uncharted territories after I graduated from college. I was too afraid to let myself be vulnerable and open about what I had gone through with the loss of my brother. I was terrified of being judged for my weight gain and eventual weight loss. And I was petrified about trusting anyone with my heart. The fears and insecurities were exhausting. I felt like I was running in circles and I couldn't tell which way was up or forward so instead of fighting, I gave in and immediately realized that I was the only thing standing in my way. So I started embracing fear instead of pretending like it wasn't there. When fear arose, I stopped jumping to worst case scenarios, what if's, or every single possible negative outcome and decided to trust that I would figure it out. My life changed.

Fear is like a giant mountain that we often convince ourselves we aren't capable of climbing. “I don’t have time” we tell ourselves, “I could never do that”. “The timing isn’t right", “It’s not worth it”, "I'll look stupid", or "what if I only make it half-way and have to give up?" Don't let your fears ever stop you from trying. What do you have to lose? Will you die of shame if you don’t end up finishing? Will you break and shatter into a million pieces if you give something everything you have and then fall short? No. The only way you'll fail is if you fail to try.

This past Sunday, while filming my daily vlog, I asked my community on Instagram if they had any questions for my sister Samantha. Someone asked her what my most embarrassing moment was and we both struggled to come up with an answer.

In hindsight, I wish I would have said that every single time I doubt or have doubted myself are my most embarrassing moments. You see, it's not that I don't have embarrassing moments, it's just that I've worked really hard to remove the shame from those moments because I believe that embarrassment comes from shame. Instead of trying to hide my embarrassment or forget that something happened, I put it on blast and talk about it because more likely than not, someone else is going through the exact same thing as me. And having that connection and shared experience reminds me that I have nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about. Sh*t happens and you learn from it, laugh about it, and then you move on.

Terrible and awful things happen everyday and tomorrow is never promised. If there is one thing I've learned, it's that life can change in the blink of an eye. Time is a precious gift that's wasted if you let fear dictate your choices. Every time you hear yourself say, “let’s get this over with,” ask yourself why you are doing whatever it is you're doing. Check in with your life! Ask yourself if you're happy, satisfied fulfilled, and challenged. Are you doing everything you can to be the strongest you possible? Are you giving more than you're receiving? Ask yourself these questions whenever you feel yourself giving in to fear.

Sometimes you have to listen to the hairs that stick up on the back of your neck. But more often than not, fear is a cue that you need to defy reason and take a leap of faith. You're never going to have things figured out. Playing it safe will do nothing but hurt you. That's just the way life works, you don't get to be comfortable for long. 

After I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, I promised myself that I was going to at least attempt anything that felt impossible. I decided that I was going to wear my heart on my sleeve and live as vulnerably and honestly as possible regardless of the very real possibility of loss and failure. Today I still find myself giving in to doubts or staring down fear and insecurities. I'm not perfect but instead of pretending like they aren't there, I'm trying to run towards them.

Fear shows you exactly what you should do, so pay attention when it pops up. Throw right and wrong out the window and ask yourself what do you actually have to lose? Lean into that discomfort and put your heart and soul on the line. Dare to fail, dare to lose and never be afraid to ask for help. Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.

89 Days Until The Chicago Marathon BQ OR BUST

OH MY GOD! We are officially 89 days away from the Chicago Marathon! For those of you just tuning in, I set a terrifying and seemingly impossible goal to shave 27-ish minutes off of my marathon time (My PR is 3 hours 59 minutes and change) to run 3 hours and 32 minutes during this year's Chicago Marathon. Why? Because that is the time I need to run to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ as they call it in the running world). Now my actual qualifying time is 3:37 but because life isn't fair, the safest bet is to run 3:32 to make sure that I actually get in to the race. It's a pretty intimidating goal but I'm working my ass off trying to make it happen.

Sounds easy enough right? Not so much. You see, I've never actually followed a training plan before. I was always the type of runner who ran for fun and used training plans more as guides than as lifelines. But this year, I started doubting myself and holding back more than I'd like to admit and I knew that something had to change. That change came in the form of an impossible goal and HERE WE ARE!

At first, I was just going to write about my journey here on Run, Selfie, Repeat but one of the reasons I get frustrated with blogs is how easy it is to hide the not so glamorous side of endurance running. I'm not naturally athletic. I struggle more than I succeed and I want to show just how difficult trying to BQ is! So I came up with the idea to create a video series called "BQ Or Bust" and I started putting out a few videos a week that showed what I was going through.

But even then I found myself censoring the not so fun, embarrassing and frustrating parts of my training. It's embarrassing when even a 5 mile recovery run is a struggle! So I made the decision to do daily vlogs and even though I'm getting a lot less sleep, it's almost impossible for me to censor the struggle so MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Here's what has happened since our last BQ or Bust Update...

022 I'm Not A Morning Person

I think the biggest surprise is how easily I get intimidated when I'm working towards BQ-ing. It's really hard to not get caught up in my marathon goal pace versus the pace I'm running at today. When I'm on a tempo run or a long run and I look down and see 9 minute miles or feel labored running an 8:30, I panic because 8:15 is the pace I have to run during Chicago. But I'm still 90 days away! If there is one thing running will teach you, it's patience. It's just mind boggling how quickly I forget that.

Regardless of what you're working towards, remember to stay present. Always run towards your goal but don't let your goal intimidate you. Focus on what you can do today and only today. Remember that progress doesn't happen overnight. It takes a ton of tiny uncomfortable steps. The only way you'll fail is if you fail to try! We can do this!

And if you're enjoying my daily vlogs, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do me a huge favor and go subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.

Welcome to Daily Vlogs!

WELCOME TO DAILY VLOGS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! If you've seen me recently, you've probably seen me with a camera in my face. That's because BQ Or Bust has gone daily! That's right! Gone are the two or three times a week vlogs, now every single day by 4:00 pm EST, you can expect a 5-10 minute adventure of what I'm going through as I work towards my goal of shaving almost 28 minutes off of my marathon time to run a 3 hour and 32 minute Boston Qualifying time during the Chicago Marathon this year.

Why daily vlogging? To be honest, the entire reason I wanted to share my BQ or Bust experience was because I didn't see anyone sharing the good, the bad, and the TERRIBLY UGLY AND REALISTIC part of their BQ experiences. We saw the highlights and maybe a tough run. I was having a hard time relating so I wanted to share exactly what happened in the build up. What my days are like, how I manage my time, how I survive my workouts, what I eat, what I learn, what I struggle with, and everything that comes along with hardcore marathon training in New York City. 

You've probably noticed the daily videos but I'm doing a TERRIBLE job of posting them here. If you want to follow along with my journey, CLICK THIS LINK and click the subscribe button to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I know it sounds silly but every single subscribe is important. In the meantime, I'll do my best to post them here but here's an example of why you should subscribe, I'm an entire week behind.

So, to make up for the lack of my sharing and to get you caught up, here are all the vlogs you've missed!

BQ Or Bust 019 Welcome To Daily Vlogs

All caught up? With only 97 days until the Chicago Marathon, I'm taking my training to the next level and I'm adding the next level of change, the change to my diet. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on what happens in the next 3 months. The Chicago Marathon is going to be here before we know it!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.