14 Swoon Worthy Reasons To Fall In Love With Running

You either love running or really, really, really hate running and I understand why. I too used to hate running with every fiber of my being. That was until, I looked around and saw who was running. So if you hate running and you're looking for a way to fall in love with it, here are 14 swoon worthy reasons to fall in love with running. 

Reason #1

Prospect park is making me feel allllll the feels #runselfierepeat #hottiehunting

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Reason #2

I'm going to miss summer so much #hottiehunting #ilovenyc #RunSelfieRepeat

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Reason #3

17 mile motivation. #runselfierepeat #hottiehunting #centralpark

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Reason #4

Good morning #baltimore #runselfierepeat #hottiehunting

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Reason #5

The FOXIEST men are upfront. IM NOT EVEN HALFWAY . #hottiehunting #runselfierepeat #bronx10miler

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Reason #6

They set this race up like this on purpose. #hottiehunting #runselfierepeat #bronx10miler

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Reason #7

Rockin the sweats like Rocky. #HottieHunting #RunSelfieRepeat

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Reason #8

Hottie hunting in San Diego is all sorts of fun. #HottieHunting #RunSelfieRepeat

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Reason #9

Shorts!?!?! Polar bear alert. ❄️⛄️ #runselfierepeat

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Reason #10

Reason #11

Wet and wild! #airbnbbkhalf #RunSelfieRepeat #airbnb

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Reason #12

Reason #13

I want summer to last forever ❤️ #RunSelfieRepeat

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And Reason #14

Serious question though, what is love? #RunSelfieRepeat

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You may want to start slow, but speed will eventually be your friend.

Sister tag team? @samantharoberts #nyc #centralpark #brooklynhalf

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SWOON.

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.