Signs and Cowbells

Non runners! This is your post! My absolute hands down FAVORITE part of race day are the spectators. I live for cowbells and funny signs. Having complete strangers scream at you is quite an empowering feeling. I wish someone would follow me around every day, popping out with funny signs and cowbells screaming "your amazing! Go stranger go!" Puts a smile on my face just thinking about it! Or even is someone were to spend their Wednesday evening at their local park with a sign saying "Run Now Netflix Later" or "Aren't you Glad Your Not Sitting On Your Couch After The Day You've Had?" Actually, I think I now know how I am spending my rest days...

Runners, what are some of the funniest signs you've ever seen?

Mine: I was running the Disneyland Marathon last September over Labor day weekend and this gem appeared towards the end of the half. It was RIDICULOUSLY HOTT and I was struggling. I think I laughed the entire way to the finish line. They were the Belle of the Ball. All the runners were talking about that sign. My sister finished the race after me and I think it was the first thing out of her mouth. Sometimes signs can make for the most memorable part of a race.

Did you see a funny sign? Take a picture of one? HOLD ONE? Send it to me @KellykkRoberts #runselfierepeat or runselfierepeat@gmail.com

AND KEEP THOSE SELFIES COMING! I am loving everything your sending! I've read some incredible stories. I Can't wait to post them!

Who's running tonight? I know I am, THERE'S GOLD IN THEM HILLS! HILL TRAINING.

Until next time.

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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.