So Long SoCal

My final post from the west coast! (until I come back in 3 weeks for the wedding) It has been a sunny and splendid trip with very little phyisical activity. I am not going to lie, I am beyond grateful for Tara's workout Wednesdays. I'm telling you if you have a hard time getting out for a run or going to the gym just plop in front of the tv and spend 15-30 minutes with Tara and her incredible exercises. Literally saved me while I was on vacation. 

Yesterday after we got back from Palm Springs I went over to my amazing Gm and Poppy's house for dinner with my family. We went down to the water to hunt for sea kitties (sea lions) and I laid on a dock soaking in the sunshine. I got to see my mommy, grandparents, aunties and uncles and we laughed and laughed while we ate a delicious home cooked meal outside on the patio. Coming home makes me wonder why I left but then I look up and remember how incredible New York is. Staying here would have been easy. The opportunities aren't there. New York is night and day from Southern California and that's why I love it. The energy is faster and the opportunities are infinite. This isn't my home anymore but it's really nice to get away from the city and spend time with everyone I love in the perfect weather I used to take for granted. 

meet my hilarious mommy Ursula 

meet my hilarious mommy Ursula 

Today we went over to Lake Mission Viejo to soak up my last bit of SoCal sun. I also got to play with my favorite rent a baby miss Addison Sage-the world's most fabulous baby girl. There's nothing funner than playing with someone else's baby and then being able to hand it back when you get need a break. But we all had a wonderful time hanging out, catching up, telling jokes, chasing birds and going down slides. I've got some pretty groovy friends. 

 "Addison say I'm going to be a CEO when I grow up"

 "Addison say I'm going to be a CEO when I grow up"

worq. 

worq. 

I am burnt to a crisp. I think my skin has definitely been a casualty this trip and I have a feeling this red eye is going to be quite uncomfortable. But I've got a neck pillow and "Uganda Be Kidding Me" so if I can't sleep at least I'll be peeing my pants laughing with Chelsea Handler.

When I get back I'm hitting the ground running (literally) because WE ARE 2 WEEKS AWAY FROM THE BROOKLYN HALF YALL!!!! So excited!!!!! I'm about to board the plane, see you on the other coast! (I can't believe I'm coming back in 3 weeks. Crazy) 

Comment

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.