ROAD TRIP

Hello from Baltimore! Big news: Not only was I was able to run 7.4 miles today but I was able to do it with very minimal pain in my right knee! I am so sore from physical therapy though and I am experiencing some swelling which is slightly worrisome. I have been walking like the tin man!

Yesterday I left work early with my sister to take off for a road trip with my family! I've never seen this side of the country and the stars aligned with all our schedules. We spent last night and today in Baltimore and now we are headed to Washington DC! SO EXCITED!  

I unfortunately have to leave our party tomorrow night around 9pm so I can get back to the city for the Bronx 10 miler! Taking the train! Here are some highlights! 

Adults

Adults

Dublin is driving

Dublin is driving

Calypso the turtle

Calypso the turtle

 my sister and I being very mature

 my sister and I being very mature

my spirit fish

my spirit fish

Oysters!

Oysters!

Alright friends we are headed to dc! I'll update on Sunday! Have a great weekend! #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.