A Long Overdue Selfie Roundup!

I'm back on the East Coast and I am exhausted! There was a baby who screamed BLOODY MURDER the entire way from Long Beach to JFK. It was miserable. I hardly slept. I was so tired after we landed I bit the bullet and decided to take a cab home so I could nap for an hour before I had to leave for work. But I get to run after work today which I am RIDICULOUSLY excited about.

BUT WE ARE BACK AT IT!!!! We are 18 days from the Brooklyn half, so what does my training plan look like? We've got intervals today, followed by some 6-8 mile maintenance runs. A 13 miler Sunday and then the same next week. Now My long run the Sunday before the race will be a 10 miler as I start to do a baby taper. What's tapering you ask? It's a groovy animal that lives in the forests and grasslands of Central and South America. JUST KIDDING that's a tapir and a really terrible joke.

Tapering happens when you are about to run a race because that's what your training plan calls for. I don't question runkeeper I figure it knows what it's doing. (OK can you tell I'm in a weird mood. I'm so tried you guys. I need sleep I'm so sassy when I'm tired.) When you taper you decrease your mileage but not your intensity.  Tapering gives your body a chance to recover from the fatigue training causes. This way on race day when the gun goes off your body is race ready. Tapering for a half marathon is definitely different than a whole. Since I am running a half we will focus on that. My taper is going to take about 7 days and will start the Saturday before the race. I will run 10 miles for my long run and then 5 miles Monday, 3 Tuesday, Gym Wednesday, 4 Thursday (run to pickup my bib!), small shakeout 1 miler Friday AND RACE DAY/ HOTTIE HUNTING SATURDAY!

This race kind of crept up on me time wise but I am beyond ready! I CANT WAIT! I am itching to run a race! Anyone running the Brooklyn half? What's your coral & wave placements? Post them to instagram and #runselfierepeat! LETS DO THIS!

Here's some AMAZING running selfies. These make me so incredibly happy.

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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.