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.
This moment right here is why I love running with a #badassladygang. Miles 9-13 were a serious struggle. I knew I was in for a particularly tough day but with @sydneyvh and @emilysaulboston by side, there was no way I'd make it to that finish line wearing anything but a smile. You can't outrun the discomfort. But when you surround yourself with incredible women who laugh with you through the pain and remind you how strong you are, the whole experience is a hell of a lot more fun. So grab your ladies and join me in Brooklyn for the @runrocknroll Brooklyn half. Or, if you're not looking to run a half, run the 5 miler! Use KELLYROCKSBK5 for $5 off the 5 miler or KELLYROCKSBK for $10 off the Brooklyn half. I promise I'll keep you smiling when you want to cry just like my two wonderful angel friends did for me last weekend. Yes? Let's do it. We're stronger together. See you October 14! #RSRPartner #RunSelfieRepeat #SportsBraSquad #Brooklyn #RunRockNRoll
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!!!
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.