The Internet's Best Reactions To My Finish Line Photo

I'm not one to simply "cross" a finish line. Normally, my arms are thrown wide and I'm smiling like a fool, exploding with pride, (OK FINE! HALF THE TIME I'M CRYING) but every once in a while, if I have enough energy, I get a little hammy and do something crazy. Well, I didn't push too hard during the Flying Pig Half Marathon so I figured I'd make the most out of my finish line photo. (See what I did there?)

After I shared my finish line photo, the hilarity that ensued was neither solicited or expected but it's worth its weight in gold. The internet MADE MAGIC.

First, I came in like a wrecking ball.

I hung out with my sister Samantha for a round of golf.

Then I showed this bouncy house a thing or two about celebrating.

Slayed these kids in a potato sack race.

Got really excited for this Toyota car despite the fact that it is not a Prius.

Played some Limbo.

And traveled back in time to show my Patriotic due diligence.

Nabbed my 5 minutes of fame at the Today Show.

Went skydiving.

Raced horses like it was nobodies business.

Stayed classy with the Channel 4 news team.

Then went for a spin around the San Diego Bay.

Showed off my high jumping skills. #HopsForDays

Got way to excited when Forest stopped running.

Hit up Coachella so I could throw some really groovy pics up on the Insta and make all my pals jealous.

And I was all, "Suck it Mindy IM Sandra Bullock." 

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And finally took in a show in Vegas.

Touche internet and Steve for these treasures. And don't forget to ALWAYS cross the finish line like a boss! 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.