IF A MAN WERE TO DO THIS...

IT’S FRIDAY! THANK GOD! IT’S HERE! HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!  Man, what a week. I have something I am DYING to share.

 One of the biggest ba humbug reactions to the #hotguysofthenychalf was, “if a guy did this he’d be thrown in jail! THE HYPOCRISY! ” (That and “WHO RUNS A RACE IN FULL MAKEUP!” It was tinted sunscreen and mascara. Calm yourself stranger.) I know it’s an outrage right? Men and women have lived in gender equality for years and here I am throwing everything off balance! Ya, not so much. I got this adorable selfie of a guy with girls in the background. NOT ONLY is it NOT CREEPY but its light hearted and fun.

We can all agree there’s a fine line between creepy and dangerous. What I did was a teeny bit creepy but it was meant with good intentions. It was meant to celebrate runners and the event. It was a way to get me through the race. It wasn’t to establish myself as the keeper of the “hot or not” list. So here it is, my favorite race day selfie because haters, they gonna hate but the proof is in the pudding.

My Hero!

My Hero!

Now I will admit guys you are going to have a harder time with this. It is going to be a lot easier for this to be demeaning and creepy if you do it. So boys, you’ve been warned. But with the right intentions and the right approach it can be done! (I would reckon you'll have a lot more success if you subtract the element of surprise form the bit. I know it's not the same but ya win some and ya lose some. Nothing wrong with asking first.)

Seeing as how the weekend is upon us, I was talking to my friend and we were discussing when to do long runs. I almost always do a 5 or 6 mile run on Saturday and then my long run on Sunday. He does his long run on Saturday with a rest day on Sunday. There’s no right or wrong way but it made me wonder…when do you do your long run and why? I read somewhere (or I may have made it up) that running a distance Saturday followed by a longer distance Sunday simulated the fatigue your body feels during a marathon. I’ll look more into it and let you know if I actually made that up or if it's science.

Have a wonderful weekend friends. How far are you running? Anyone racing? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SQUAT, SELFIE, REPEAT! I am dying I am so excited!!!!! Six pack or bust! I’m squatting and writing this as we speak! (ok no I’m not I am eating a gummy bear)

Email me runselfierepeat@gmail.com and send me those running selfies @KellyKKRoberts #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.