Running and What You Get To Eat After

"How do I fall in love with running?" I could sit here and tell you about the confidence you'll gain and how running will change your life but I'm changing it up by showing you what will really make you fall in love with running...THE EATING! Let me ask you a question...

Do you like to eat food?

OF COURSE YOU DO! Who doesn't?!?

Ever heard of RUN TO EAT? Well I went ahead made some very handy info-graphics to break down just what you get to eat when you run a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon. Now selfishly I tailored them to the amount of calories I have burned during my past 5Ks/10Ks/Half Marathons and Marathons but...you get the idea. Without any further ado here's what you get to eat when you run!

Let's start with burgers and beer shall we?

Now how about some big giant burritos and beer?

Tacos and coronas post half marathon? I'd dare to call that EUPHORIC!

The King of all food....PIZZA! (DISCLAIMER: This one isn't as fun...In fact, I actually felt like someone punched me in my hope when I saw this because I can easily eat an entire pizza on any given day...)

Now my goal in life is to do a "Cupcake Half Marathon." What exactly does that entail? I want to eat a cupcake EVERY. SINGLE. MILE OF THE RACE! That's right. 13 cupcakes for 13 miles. That sounds like a perfect Saturday to me.

Are you a donuts lover? This one is for you.

CHOCOLATE AND WINE! Because who wouldn't want to run 26.2 miles so they could house 5 chocolate bunnies and a bottle of wine GUILT FREE.

Pumpkin spice everything! Who WOULDN'T want some pumpkin pie after running all the miles?  

Pumpkin pie running eat after

And finally ICE CREAM! Because there's nothing more delicious than ice cream.

Ice Cream and Running

Alright if that doesn't motivate you to start running...I don't know what will! Did I miss anything? Let me know what you love to eat after a run!

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.