The Struggles Of Morning Workouts Are Real

Look I'm a morning person and I STILL hate waking up early to workout. If the suns not up, you best believe that I'm pitching a fit about waking up to run or workout. It's not normal! It's the worst! But when you're juggling a full time job, family, social life, romantic life etc. etc. etc.  and trying to train for an endurance race, sometimes you have to make the sacrifice and get up before dawn. Here are 7 times Disney Princesses Personified my existence as a runner ---

1. When you tell your significant other to wake you up NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU FIGHT THEM!

2. When you eat an extra bagel because you're allegedly going to run tomorrow.

3. When your race is right around the corner and you can't afford to skip a workout.

4:30am alarm begrudgingly set. Who else is waking up way too early tomorrow? #RunSelfieRepeat

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4. When you know you're going on vacation and you'll be eating all the pizza the city has to offer.

5. When you realize that the time to get in shape is now because...WINTER IS COMING!

6. When you can't stay out with friends or significant others because you have to run in the morning.

My life. #RunSelfieRepeat

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and finally...

7. When you can't get through the day because you can't stop eating.

LITERALLY I WANT TO EAT ALL OF THE FOOD!!!! #Runger #RunSelfieRepeat #RunToEat

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The struggle is real! (AM I RIGHT!?!? Here are the 11 stages of waking up early to workout as told by emojis!) To all of you who manage to wake up early and workout regularly, I salute you. Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.