Running A Marathon As Told By Emojis

The Week Of Your Marathon

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The Night Before the Marathon

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The Morning Of the Marathon

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Getting to the Starting Line

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Waiting In Line For A Porter Potty

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Waiting In Line For A Porter Potty Again

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Just To Be Safe, Your Third Line For A Porter Potty

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Getting Into Your Starting Corral

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Crossing the Starting Line

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5K Down!

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10K Down!

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Your Reaction To The Signs That Say You're Almost There

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Realizing You're Only Halfway There

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Realizing You Have 10 More Miles

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Mile 17

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Realizing You Only Have A 10K To Go

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Realizing You Only Have a 5K To Go

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One Mile To Go

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Mile 26

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Seeing The Finish Line

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Crossing The Finish Line

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Getting Your Finisher Medal

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Finding A Porter Potty

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The Rest Of Your Day

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Then wait until your brain forgets what running a marathon was like so you can do it again!

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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.