I Need Your Help

Friends, I need your help. I don't know how I ended up in the position I'm in. I never thought I would one day be able to run a 5K for fun yet alone live my life as a Running Blogger who runs marathons for fun. BUT HERE I AM. I refuse to sit on behind and ignore my chance to make a difference in other people's lives wherever I can. 

That is why I need your help. I have teamed up with the charity Save the Children because I don't believe children should ever have to suffer, worry, or fear for their or their family's lives. Save the Children gives hope and a fighting chance to children bother in America and around the world and that is the reason why I joined team Save the Children to raise money for both the New York City Marathon and the Chicago Marathon.

My goal is $5,000 and right now, I'm half way there. I need your help because together, we can make a difference in the world. 

If you have $10 to spare, please consider making a donation.

If you have $20 or more, you'll be entered to win a brand new pair of Oakely Radar Pace sunglasses valued at $450.

Together, we can give these kids the lives they deserve.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. Your donation is much needed and deeply appreciated. 

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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.