Its Too Darn Hot

I can't. I just can't. I can't run in this heat. And I can't run on a treadmill! You're damned if you do and your damned if you don't! I've tried waking up early,  running along the water, and nothing helps. It's not so much the heat but the humidity. And seriously it's not fair how much I sweat. I literally see sweat drops fly off my body the second I take off. It's driving me crazy. And I'm always thirsty! Running in the summer sucks. Here's basically how I fell when I go for a run now.

Yeah, yeah it is.

Yeah, yeah it is.

Every mile is a struggle.

Every mile is a struggle.

Waterworks now is a reference to copious amounts of sweat.

Waterworks now is a reference to copious amounts of sweat.

Me at every water fountain.

Me at every water fountain.

It's unattractive!

It's unattractive!

Accurate!

Accurate!

It's the truth!

It's the truth!

It's like Mordor!

It's like Mordor!

Not a fan.

Not a fan.

Running in hot and humid environments sucks. It really sucks. But I've got a marathon to train for! And then trying to juggle vacations/getaways! This was a terrible week for me, I got up to run ONCE!  And tomorrow I'm headed to the mountains for an adventure. I was curious, at what temperature is it too hot to run? It appears the consensus is that anything over 90 degrees you are advised to take it easy. When I went to run on Tuesday, it was 92 and an air quality warning. (I'm all PSHHHH I'm from LA) but it felt disgusting. I was supposed to do intervals and I'm all HA! Not happening. But for more tips on how to beat the heat, CLICK HERE. I can't wait to share Justin's progress with you tomorrow. He looks amazing. Until tomorrow, #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.