Episode 1 of The Road to Run, Selfie, Repeat Is LIVE

It's here! It's finally here! I am beyond excited to finally share Episode 1 of The Road To Run, Selfie, Repeat with you! The next four months are INSANELY exciting and I cannot wait to share what it happening with all of you! (THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!!! NO REALLY! IT IS! I'M DYING NOT BEING ABLE TO TELL YOU!) For those of you asking yourselves, "What is the Road to Run, Selfie, Repeat?" Allow me to explain why I wanted to venture into the land of the YouTube... I've never seen anyone share exactly what goes into marathon training. How someone can work 10-15 hour days, juggle friendships, dating, full time jobs and still be able to train for marathons. And since I'm getting ready to run some seriously HUGE races,I thought "WHY NOT TAKE YOU ALL WITH ME?!?!" It's a recipe for hilarity and madness which is why I want to share my world with all of you. There's so much more to my story than just hot guys and selfies!

It's my goal to get as many people changing the way they look and feel about themselves and that's why I wanted to make a YouTube channel. I want people to be able to watch me and go, "OHHHHHHHH It's not just me! Running really does just actually suck! (FOR NOW)." Then you stick with it and you get stronger and it's all downhill from there. Look, my life isn't perfect. I'm not a success story, I'm still a work in progress. I've only been running for about two and a half years but if I can get even one or two people to believe in themselves and make a seriously lofty goal than it's a success.

So...what did you think of Episode 1? Let me know in the comments below! Are there certain things you want to see? Things you are curious about? Let me know! Thanks for joining me on this journey. I can't do it without you all. Until next time, #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.