BQ Or Bust It's Time To Make Impossible, Possible

After I ran my first painful marathon, I promised myself that I would attempt to do everything that I told myself was impossible. WELL, I think running a 3 hour and 35 minute marathon (which would be the time I would have to run a marathon in to qualify for the Boston Marathon) is impossible. So in 6 months, I'm going to try to make that impossible, possible and I'm going to film the entire journey. Too often we see finish lines and after photos. We don't see the doubts and the tears. This is going to be really f*cking hard and it is probably not going to happen. But I'm going to give it 100% and see what I can do because the only way you'll fail is if you fail to try.

So this is it, I'm putting it out there and I'm bringing you all with me so we can set a HUGE goal together and chase it down because we are stronger together! What's your goal? 6 months may seem really far away but when we break it into weeks, it's not far away at all. Set a goal. Join me. Let's do this.

So what can you expect? Well, at least one video a week (let's be honest, there will probably be more than that) showing you what I'm going through. I anticipate a lot of tears and a lot of f words but we will see. Will you see me talking a lot about pace? I hope not. I don't think that's super interesting but I'm sure it will make it's way in here. My hope is to really just focus on what I'm battling. What feels hard and impossible. What hurts. What works. What doesn't work. My hopes and fears. I'm a work in progress and it's all about the journey!

Step 1 was to get my Physical Therapist Mike Riccardi at Finish Line PT on board. Step 2 is to find a kick ass coach who will help me make impossible, possible. BQ OR BUST!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.