The Struggles of Being a Runner: Social Media

Runyon Canyon: A mythical land in Los Angeles where women and men dress to impress and workout to be seen. Makeup, six packs and selfies, OH MY.

This is what goes down when you think you're going to get a workout in at Runyon Canyon. LA...am I right?

Don't get me wrong, I love a good running selfie but it's when you start to run to be seen that I raise my eyebrows and think, "WHAAAAAAAAT?" It's not about what you wear, who you're with or where you are, we're all pounding the same pavement chasing the same dreams. 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.