No Donald Trump, A Woman's Weight Is Not A Problem

I was going to start with the sentence we all write when we're trying to be polite: "I don't normally get political" but f*ck that. The way Donald Trump talks to women is deplorable, disgusting, and unacceptable. After I watched this clip from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, I had to speak out.

In reference to former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, he said, "She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem...she went up to 160 or 170. So this is somebody who likes to eat." Well Mr. Trump, I want to show you a picture of me taken seven days ago during a 10 mile race. 

Kelly Roberts RunSelfieRepeat

I weigh 168 pounds and not only is my weight not a problem, this body is strong AF. You see Donald Trump, I ran an average pace of 7 minutes and 45 seconds for 10 miles. And next weekend, I plan on running a 3 hour and 35 minute marathon. 

Having a Presidential candidate who refers to women as pigs is disgusting and it's not OK. The fact that we aren't stepping up, speaking out, and standing up for ourselves is even worse. We need to own our strength and speak out against the way Donald Trump speaks about women. 

If you aren't registered to vote, go to https://www.iwillvote.com and register to vote. And remember, if you don't speak up, you're apart of the problem.

Take a long hard look Trump because that is what real strength looks like.

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.