The Best Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday is the best idea the internet has ever had. I would love to high five the genius who was like, "I think it would be a great idea to put the entire internet on sale." Right? 20 points to that person! I love Cyber Monday because running is a deceptively expensive sport. It's main draw for me was the fact that I didn't have to buy anything like a gym membership when I first started. I was a poor college grad who had nothing but 40 grand of debt. So a way to stay active for free sounded real nice. I had shoes and clothing, all I had to do was put one foot in front of the other. Then as I got into it I learned running in cotton leggings and shirts led to chafing and my junky shoes were a size and a half to small. So I started buying dry wicking running gear, sugary energy gels, and paying race entry fees and before I knew it I spent a trillion dollars on running. Two of my favorite words, behind cupcake and jokes, are coupon and sale. Cyber Monday is a runner's best friend.

Today is the day to pull the trigger on those items you've been holding out on like GPS watches, fancy pants, shoes, shirts, vests and coats. Cyber Monday, if you play your cards right, can save you a ton of cash that you can now spend on races! To make your life easier, I went ahead and pulled the 8 Cyber Monday Deals that I am shopping today. You're welcome.

1. Asics: 30% Off

2. SIX:02: 20% off

3. Road Runner Sports: 20% off, 25% off if you spend $145.00 or more.

4. Nike: 25% all Sale Items and free shipping

5. Addidas: Spend $75 get 15% off Spend $100 get 20% off Spend $150 get 40% off

6. Garmin: Sale on specific Forerunner, Approach, and Quatix watches

7. Sports Authority: 25% on entire purchase and free shipping

8. Best Buy: Killer prices on GPS watches like Nike Plus, TomTom, and Garmin

So whether you are buying for yourself or for friends and family, make the most out of Cyber Monday and score some killer deals. Buy those fancy shoes you've always wanted, that GPS watch you've seen other runners sport and coveted, that sweet high tech vest, or those super groovy fleece lined pants. Or just stock up on some basics because why not! TREAT YOURSELF!

Happy shopping everyone, until tomorrow #RunSelfieRepeat.


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.