"I think I have become drunk"

oof you guys. Woah. Let me tell you the tale of #hurricanekelly takes Palm Springs-a tale involving lost iPhones, sprained ankles, Marty the turtle, a pool of liquor, gay bars, dancing queens and bare feet. 

A before and after

A before and after

It all went down right after I exited the jacuzzi and polished off that bottle of red. I was sitting in the jacuzzi when two of my gal pals came out to collect me. 

Me: "oh hey party people. When are we leaving?" 

party people: "in 15 minutes." 

me: "I should put clothes on." 

so I did. My favorite part about Palm Springs? Jean shorts, wedges and a Lacey top = going out apparel. I'm all about it. So off we went to paint the town red. We started out at "the village pub" with $10 pitchers of Stella. You heard that correctly. $10. In manhattan drinks cost about a billion dollars. So I was stoked. For some reason I was a magnet for my lushy friends to spill on. I think I ended up wearing an entire pitcher of Stella by the end of the night. 

But hey Im easy going. I didn't care I just danced it off. Then we decided to ace that place for a gay bar. The bouncers sent us a few streets over to "hunter" and that is where it all went down. I was having a ball dancing a fool with the scantily clad gentelmen go go dancers when I felt my back pocket and noticed my phone was missing.  

dancing queen oblivious her phone is missing

dancing queen oblivious her phone is missing

I went into a drunken panic hyper focus, grabbed my friend and we went into find my iphone action. Unable to read a map I went running out of the bar towards what I thought was the right location. My poor friend was trying to run after me to make a game plan. (Gold star to my gal pal Bar for being a real rockstar friend) I at some point even took my wedges off to run faster. I was that girl. I know I'm laughing at me too. 

So as it turns out find my iphone lead us back to where we were when I noticed my phone was missing. It fell out of my pocket when I was dancing. Count on the gay gentlemen of Palm Springs to save me from myself and turn it in.  

But before I got it back I got into a huge fight with probably the most disrespectful bouncer in the world. Luckily I was wearing my big girl pants and taught him a thing or two about manners. But I got my phone back and I decided I probably needed to disembark the party train. So half of us headed back to the house and the other half stayed out.  

Back at the house I put my bathing suit on and got back in the jacuzzi. An hour later the water was gone and I was sitting on the bottom of the jacuzzi when I figured it probably was a good idea to go to bed. I ended up dragging my giant blow up bed into the middle of the living room and making a fort. Then I woke up this morning at 6 am, drank a water bottle, ate a breakfast burrito and got back in the pool. 

And now I just inhaled an in n out burger and we are headed back to Orange County. I have one more day in SoCal and tomorrow it's going to be warm and beautiful. In case you didn't guess I didn't make it out to run today. But I did do a bunch of egg beaters in the pool! So a small effort to get some strength training in. Oh well, until tomorrow! #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, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com 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.