The Pride Run and Welcome To Daily Vlogs!

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BIG NEWS. Against my better judgement and my desire to actually get sleep, I'm entering the world of daily vlogs! That's right, BQ or Bust is going FULL TIME so to stay up to date on all things me working towards Boston Qualifying in October (and finding the fun in running ingeneral), head over and subscribe to my YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

This weekend was one of my favorite races, the NY Front Runner's 5 Mile Pride Run. It felt right to be with the running community and the LGBTQ community, running for love, acceptance and celebrating life. I decided to run the race in a cape which may have looked cool but it felt like running in a sleeping bag. Now my best idea. It was hot. Like really, really hot. And for the first time ever, I almost...(Disclaimer we're about to get gross) puked running into the finish line! I wish I could have seen the look on my face but I was shocked and I hope it NEVER happens again.

Josh gave me my goal time of 37 minutes and I ended up finishing in 38 minutes and 10 seconds. I'm not going to say I'm disappointed but I'm definitely ready to prove that my hard work is paying off and that I can hit my goal times. I had a great time running the race and I definitely ran my ass off but I could have pushed myself when I got tired. It's a work in progress this whole not pulling back when I get uncomfortable thing.

We've spent the last 2 months working on my speed work and now the endurance is being brought in. It's getting real! We're 3 months away so let's get ready to rumble!

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.