The Struggles of Being A Runner...Waking Up Early To Run

I don't believe anyone who tells me they are a "morning person". I tell people I'm a morning person because I can't sleep past 7:00am. But THAT is quite early enough thank you very much. One of the hardest parts about being a runner are the soul crushing early morning wake up calls before dawn. The truth is, there will always be a good excuse not to run and if you're busy, sometimes you have to just set that alarm (and then 5 extra alarms spaced 1 minute apart) to wake up early and get it done before the day gets away from you. Running is fun but it's also a sacrifice!

This is the struggle of being a runner...waking up early to run.

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.