We're Going On A Road Trip To The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler!

A race I've had my eyes on running for the past 2 years is the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington D.C. Every year I forget to enter the lottery and when all of my friends pack up and head 250 miles South for the fun, I'm always stuck in NYC seething with jealousy. This year, I miraculously entered the lottery an hour before it closed and got in!

As I was getting ready to head down to DC, I thought, "I always have so much fun going on these adventures with my friends, why not bring all of you with me?!?" So brace yourselvesbecause I'm vlogging my way through our Nation's Capital! Sound boring? Part 1 of "We're Going On An Effin' Road Trip" is live and let me just say, boring is not a word I'd use to describe this vlog!

So come with me! I'm in DC through Sunday getting into all sorts of trouble! (Think drunk history, November Project fun, and bike tours) and I'm taking you with me every step of the way! If you haven't already, SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL! (I know, it's annoying, but it's pretty important to take a second to subscribe if you enjoy these videos.)


Until Part 2, #RunSelfieRepeat.


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.