12 Stages Of Tricking Your Friends Into Running A Half Marathon

There are 3 things that runners love doing,

  1. Running.
  2. Talking about running.
  3. Tricking their friends, family members, significant others, co-workers, and random strangers into running.

I see you laughing, you're laughing because you know that it's true! We've all done it! These are the 12 stages of tricking your friends into running a half marathon.

1. The Opportunity.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Give us a millimeter and we'll run a mile! We see an opening and we're running with it!

2. The Silver Lining.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

I know your heart is broken but I know exactly how to distract your heartache! We'll make your whole entire body hurt!

3. The Revelation.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Oh yeah. 13.1 miles! You, me and a half marathon! WE CAN DO THIS! COMMENCE INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH...

4. Vulnerability.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Watch us relate to you and show you how we got through it. (Vindication doesn't hurt either.)

5. The Offer You Can't Refuse.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Is it hot in here or is it just intense? Yeah, watch out because we're going for the kill. We won't take no for an answer.

6. A Moment of Reflection.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Boom. Truth bomb.

7. Resignation.

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Time is of the essence when we get a yes. Don't be alarmed when we whip out a phone or a computer so that we can get you registered as quickly as possible.

8. Lock It Down.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Feeling overwhelmed? Fear is good! It's good to feel! Don't worry about it! Just keep entering your information into that registration form!

9. The Pressure.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Don't mind us, we're just doubling down and making sure you don't back out! Don't think about those doubts and fears, just press submit! Just press that button. Just do it. Do it. Do it.

10. The Moment of No Return!

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

YOU DID IT! There it is! It's done!

11. The Celebration.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Wooooooooooooooooooooooo! We're doing it! We're running a half marathon!

12. The Realization.

12 stages of tricking friends into running a half marathon

Then you realize what just happened and your life flashes before your eyes...Don't panic! It's just one foot in front of the other! It may feel impossible today but step by step, you'll get there! And yes, it just might change your life!

These are the struggles of living with a runner: Being tricked into running a half marathon. Want more running struggles? (Come on! Running is funny!) 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.