How Kelly Roberts Became A Runner, Episode 2: The Road To Run, Selfie, Repeat

The hardest part about running for anyone who isn't already a runner is getting started. There's no question, those first weeks are torture. I don't know how any of us managed to get over the getting started mountain. Personally, I didn't have a choice. I was drowning and I needed a way to run from problems.

CLICK HERE for Episode 2 of The Road To Run, Selfie, Repeat: How I Became A Runner.

One of the reasons I wanted to share my story is because when I was trying to find the courage to admit that I wanted to get healthy again, I rarely found anything I could relate to. I saw success stories online that didn't inspire and motivate me, they made losing weight and getting back to what I thought was "normal" seem intimidating and impossible. We live in a very weird society where perfection is ideal. Perfection is a lie. Look we all know that life is messy and extremely difficult! There are no right or wrong answers and almost everything lives in a grey area. Just because one thing worked for someone else doesn't mean it's going to work for you. To anyone going through something similar to what I'm going through, use the stories you see online or in the media only as resources and remember that you're on your own journey. Throw that time frame out the window.

It doesn't matter how badly you want something, it's about how hard you're willing to work for it.

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, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com 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.