2016 Runner's World Half and Festival

HEADS UP BOYS AND GIRLS, because Fall is coming which means... 

Actual footage from me waking up this morning.

Actual footage from me waking up this morning.

Fall is without a doubt the best time to run and race because THE WEATHER IS FINALLY ENJOYABLE! And there's something exciting about being able to put your months of hard work and summer suffering to the test. If you're on the East Coast or if you're looking for a reason to come out to the east coast, come run the Runner's World Half Festival in Bethlehem Pennsylvania on October 14-16! There's a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, trail run, and a kids race so there's a little something for everyone! 

And to put some icing on that sweet cake, I'll be one week post Chicago Marathon so you know it's going to be hilarious just watching me walk around the festival! I registered for everything because I LITERALLY have no idea how I'm going to be feeling one week post BQ or Bust. I'm hoping I'll feel strong enough to run the 10K but if I'm feeling fantastic, I'll definitely run the half. (I'm not holding my breath.) Either way, if I'm not running, I'll be out on the course in full force with funny signs so good times are going to be had! The race takes place in Pennsylvania which, according to the race website, is loaded with history so if you're looking for someone to sing some Hamilton with, LET'S MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! If you use code RunSelfieRepeatBlog, you can save 10% on registration fees! YAS SAVING MONEY, YAS! So click here and let's get down in Pennsylvania! 

It's going to be a pretty groovy weekend so come hang out with me and some of my favorite pals like Michele and SarahSee you there?

Until the RWHalf, #RunSelfieRepeat! 


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.