21 Internet Strangers Who Got Me Through My Breakup

We all hate when someone airs their dirty laundry on social media. I silently cringe for them. But I am a firm believer in when life get's you down get outside and get laughing so while I may have been putting myself on blast last month during my #EmailBreakup I am pretty gosh darn glad I did. I am not going to lie, you internet strangers who keep up with me here on Run, Selfie, Repeat or on The Instagram or The Twitter at @KellyKKRoberts are the worlds greatest. I wish I could get little trophies of two hands high fiving or two people chest bumping with the inscription "World's Best Human" on it to distribute to you all. 

The comments, emails and tweets ranged from enlightening, inspiring and supportive to ridiculously and utterly hilarious. I was reading them aloud at dinner last week and everyone was on the floor laughing. Which made me want to share them all with you and thank you for being so wonderful.

1. Thank you for the virtual big hug honorary Mom.

2. Thank you for reminding me to keep it real.

3. Thank you for the sympathy, pep talk, and compliments.

4. Thank you for making me pee my pants.

5. Thank you for this.

6. Thank you for relating. (a text message!?!?!?!?!)

7. Thank you for the Fitspiration #BeastMode.

8. Thank you Tommy.

9. Thank you for being you.

10. Thank you for relating me to Carrie Bradshaw...I think...

11. Thank you for the reminder.

12. Thank you for being so witty.

13. Thank you for the words of wisdom.

14. Thank you for making me blush.

15. Thank you for being so wonderful.

16. Thank you for understanding.

17. Thank you for knowing who Boris was.

18. Thank you for the #realtalk.

19. Thank you for THIS! (Literally though, the best.)

20. Thank you for hitting on me.

21. And thanks for laughing.

i love you

NOW LET'S GIVE AWAY SOME HATS!!!!! There are EXACTLY 7 days until I turn a quarter of a century young! Only 7 more chances to win your freeeeeee #HottieHunting Hat!!!! I know what you are thinking, "HOLY MOLY ONLY 7 DAYS?!?!?!?! I NEED TO GET ON THAT! BUT HOW DO I ENTER?!?"

Step 1: Snap a selfie

Step 2: Caption it! Make me laugh or make me go holy cow you are so inspirational you deserve a HAT!

Step 3: Upload to The Instagram or The Twitter with the hashtag #RunSelfieRepeat. (DISCLAIMER IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS PRIVATE I CAN'T SEE IT! I know, I am sad too.)

Step 4: Win a hat!!!!!

I got a little carried away on the Passion train with this weeks posts and didn't announce Septmember 10th or 11th's winners!!! So here we go, drum roll please......

My favortite #RunSelfieRepeater @denacutrone!

The inspiring and wonderful @Lizzn_Life

And this groovy group shot with @Lilianbear_

I am running 18 miles this weekend! Anyone else running? Send me your pictures!

Until Monday, #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.