Why Run A Marathon If You Don't Want to Run a Marathon?

My first marathon was terrifying. I spent an entire month trying to muster the courage to register for the Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon. I wasn't afraid of running a marathon, I was afraid that I wouldn't make it. It felt impossible and out of reach. I had barely survived my first half marathon but I was sick and tired of holding myself back. I was done believing the little voice in my head that told me that something was impossible so I registered for the race and I hit the ground running.

This is why I ran a marathon that I didn't necessarily want to run. (And I have to say it was the best and most painful decision I ever made.)

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.