The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

NACHO!!!! Oh sorry guys, I can't stop yelling Nacho after today's veuve clicquot polo classic on liberty island. Don't know who Nacho is? Don't feel silly, I didn't either but I have seen the cheese and I am a believer in the Nacho-revolution. THIS, is Nacho. 

 

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Oh Nacho, Nacho, Nacho. THIS GUY knows how to entertain you during a polo match. Did I know what was happening during the match? Meh, kind of. Did I care? No, as long as Nacno was waving and flinging his stick around-we were happy. 

Prince Charming on a valiant steed

Prince Charming on a valiant steed

This polo classic was a SHIAT SHOW! I don't think I have ever seen so many people get TURNT UP. The best part? Every bottle of champs(pronounced shamps) cost $100!!! That's an expensive buzz! We had bomb seats and the dj was killing he 90s jams. I was a dancing queen. The event also featured abets dressed contest and my horse jumpsuit and the picture below were chosen. Click here to vote 

Jumpsuits are always the way to go JUST in case you want to cartwheel. 

Jumpsuits are always the way to go JUST in case you want to cartwheel. 

The way the polo works is a few thousand New Yorker's get all sorts of dressed up, pack fancy picnic baskets, hide liquor in ingenious ways (not our crew. After last weekend I'm good with a liquor hiatus. It was water and lemonade only) and board ferries to liberty island. THEN you people watch. Or buy delicious treasures and walk around with fancy bottles of champs. THOSE PRESTOGIOUS YELLOW BOTTLES WERE EVERYWHERE. It was a ball.  

Mmmmmm nacho

Mmmmmm nacho

THEN IT RAINED. We got poured on after halftime (during halftime they let everyone dance on the field to stomp out the divuts.) "It will pass" the Nacho loving emcee (can you blame him) would scream. "Hell nah" the fancy New Yorkers yelled as we ran for the ferries. 

My classy sister

My classy sister

The mile walk back to the ferries was a WALK. OF. SHAME. Full of girls and boys sporting $500 drunk auroras. And we all laughed and laughed as the rich drunkards stumbled back towards Manhattan. Alright. Here's some photos. 

tall dark and best dressed

tall dark and best dressed

Too turnt up

Too turnt up

MY GAL PAL HEATHER

MY GAL PAL HEATHER

MY SISTER

MY SISTER

Fancy fancy

Fancy fancy

Boogy queen

Boogy queen

Dance 

Dance 

Hair flip

Hair flip

Shocked

Shocked

Screw driver

Screw driver

ALLLLLLL THE RAIN 

ALLLLLLL THE RAIN 

That's all for now. I got a 10 miler tomorrow and a day with friends. THEN I'm seeing FOUR CLOWNS! So excited. I've been waiting to see this show for YEARS. Alright friends, until tomorrow. Stay classy and #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.