Saturday in the City

Happy Saturday friends!!! I'm coming to you from a bar in manhattan celebrating my gal pal Alys birthday. There are about 20 of us here and splitting this bill is going to be as dramatic as that time I fainted a few days ago.

 "everyone laugh like I'm saying something funny"

 "everyone laugh like I'm saying something funny"

Yesterday I went for a romantic sunset run with my sister in Central Park. Spring in New York is something you have to see to believe. It's unbelievably beautiful. So we had a fun time chasing men. 

This morning I slept in until 10 am! That's huge for me. Unbelievable. And it totally screwed up my day. I had a million things to do and instead I cleaned my apartment, went for a 6 miler and then hopped uptown for the festivities. Sammy (my sister) and I decided to citi bike across town and let me tell you, selfies while biking in manhattan is not the easiest thing in the world. 

 

 #hotguysofcitibike

 #hotguysofcitibike

my favorite activity 

my favorite activity 

Alright I'm putting my phone away so I don't lose it like last weekend ;). I'm turning in early tonight for my 10 miler tomorrow. So until then. . . 

Toodles friends! 

 

 

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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.