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.


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, 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.