Join The #BadassLadyGang for the Rock N Roll Brooklyn Half & 5 Miler

Rock N Roll Brooklyn

Everyone has that goal that they think they're capable of but can't quite silence that voice in the back of their head that says, "You can't do this". Right? 

Maybe it's your first half marathon.

Maybe you're on your tenth attempt to break 2 hours in the half.

Or maybe it's your first time running 5 miles. 

Whatever it is, the doubt that you feel doesn't indicate that you can't do it. It means that you have to try!

The only way you'll fail is if you fail to try! That's why I want you to join me on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 for the Brooklyn for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon & 5 Miler! 

When I think about my proudest running accomplishments, they all happened because I had the support of a friend or a complete stranger who stepped up when they saw me struggling. 

Because that's what runners do, we support our people. We all know what it's like to give in when the pain and doubts scream louder than your desire to succeed. Most of us know what it feels like to give up or pull back when we don't think we can do it. But when you have someone there who is ready to support you when the pain makes you lose sight of your goal, everything changes.

That's what happened to me a few weeks ago during the Rock N Roll Philly Half Marathon. It was my first half marathon in over four months and as we approached mile 9, I was really struggling. But right there beside me were two of the strongest women I know, Emily Saul and Sydney Van Horn, my #BadassLadyGang.

They told me stories, helped me smile, and kept me pushing whenever I wanted to slow down. 

We all need a badass lady gang to remind us that we're stronger than our doubts. 

It’s hard to put yourself out there. It takes courage to tell your friends and family about an intimidating goal. It's hard to admit how badly you want something that you're afraid you can't accomplish. I get it. The fear of failure is impossible to ignore.

But you'll never know what you're capable of unless you set out to find out! That's the point of an intimidating goal. Success doesn't happen when you make your goal a reality, it comes when you have the courage to show up and try! 

So, assemble your squad and join the badass lady gang on Saturday, October 14th!!! 

Use KELLYROCKSBK5 for $5 off the 5 miler.

or

Use KELLYROCKSBK for $10 off the Brooklyn half.

Once you're registered, head over to Strava to list your goal in the Run, Selfie, Repeat Event Page so we can squad up!!!

I'll be running 1:59:59 so if you're looking to break 2 hours, let's make it happen!!!! 

So get registered, recruit your #BadassLadyGang, and get ready to kickass and take names! 

I'll see you in Brooklyn!

Proudly sponsored by Rock N Roll.  

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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.