10 Other Times I Shouldn't Have Taken A Selfie

Yesterday I was laying in my bed after running the most terrifying 6 miles of my life in the midst of an INSANE lightening storm, quietly reading my book, minding my own business, when I started getting Instagram and Twitter notifications about a health.com article titled "3 Times You Should Never, Ever Take a Selfie." I opened said article and found a certain someone (ME!) equated with the likes of the man who took a selfie during The Running of the Bulls (Ya not even I would do that...) and during catastrophic events (um...what else would you do during a lightening storm...see below's ironic and coincidental picture taken yesterday.) So I thought...why not add 10 other times you PROBABLY shouldn't take a selfie. You know, because there are times you should DEFINITELY take a selfie....

Terrified and about to be electrocuted.

Terrified and about to be electrocuted.

1. While Getting A Facial

HERE'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS JOHNNY

HERE'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS JOHNNY

2. When You Are Graduating College

I would have paid more attention if the speaker wasn't making jokes about my future unemployment.

I would have paid more attention if the speaker wasn't making jokes about my future unemployment.

3. While In A Jacuzzi

BUT WHY DID THE WATER KEEP DISAPPEARING??!?!?!

BUT WHY DID THE WATER KEEP DISAPPEARING??!?!?!

4. While Moving Home From College.

I was in traffic you guys. The 405 is basically a parking lot.

I was in traffic you guys. The 405 is basically a parking lot.

5. Carrying Heavy Objects To The Subway

Literally 50 pounds.

Literally 50 pounds.

6. With Nacho at a Polo Match

The definition of classy right there.

The definition of classy right there.

7. On A Roller Coaster

God forbid you drop your phone.

God forbid you drop your phone.

8. While Tech-ing a Show

Director's should be paying attention! Not pretending to be Britney Spears!

Director's should be paying attention! Not pretending to be Britney Spears!

9. Before Your Bridal Party Entrance

Weddings should be serious matters after all.

Weddings should be serious matters after all.

10. When You Are A Baby

Taking selfies before they were cool.

Taking selfies before they were cool.

And Finally When You Run A Half Marathon.

Because what else do you have to do for 2 hours. SHEESH!

Because what else do you have to do for 2 hours. SHEESH!

Thanks for the shout out Health Magazine. #RealTalk #SorryNotSorry #Blessed

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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.