The Run Selfie Repeat Impromptu San Diego Half Marathon

This year there are 2 things I want to make 2015, run faster and run spontaneously. With two days left in San Diego before I head back home to Brooklyn New York I thought to myself I want to run far tomorrow.

Tomorrow, Saturday 1/3/2015, I am running 13.1 miles from Encinitas California down to Torrey Pines and I want you to join me! You can rack my run live with RunKeeper (You can find me @KellyKKRoberts) and jump in wherever! Run 1 block, 1 mile, or 13.1 with me! Run, bike, skip, hop, or walk!


We are meeting at 7:30am at the Encinitas sign on the 101. Not in San Diego? Run virtually! Post a picture of your run and use the #RunSelfieRepeat!

If you have any questions you can always email me at


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.