The Worl'ds Largest Gummy Bear Challenge

Gather round friends while I tell you a love story. It's the story between a lady and her better half, someone who was always there for her and who is, shockingly, no more...

It was a crsip June 18th when a box arrived on my desk at work. I thought to myself, "I don't remember buying anything online....how curious." I proceeded to open said parcel only to find one of the most miraculous sights I have ever seen. Grander than the Grand Canyon, brighter than Fourth of July Fireworks, and even sweeter than leftover Halloween Candy. My boyfriend had sent me The World's Largest Gummy Bear.  What is the World's Largest Gummy Bear? THIS is the World's Largest Gummy Bear.

Me and Boris, It was love at first lick.

Me and Boris, It was love at first lick.

I knew this was going to be one of the greatest challenges of my 24 year old life. I've run a marathon, I've graduated college, I've moved across the country to New York but completing the World's Largest Gummy Bear Challenge was my destiny. And so it began, my tête-à-tête with Boris, my 10 inch tall 5 pound gummy bear lover. Boris is the equivalent of 1,400 regular sized gummy bears  and contains 51 servings. I knew my time with Boris was limited, so I wanted to capture our moments together for all of you. Enjoy.

It was touch and go towards the end, drunk on love as Beyonce says, but I savored every moment we had together. I've read about great summer loves before but ours is like none other. It seems like just an hour ago that he was here. I will miss Boris forever but I know he will forever live on in my ass and on my thighs.

Yeah just kidding. Oh man, that was disgusting. I NEVER want to do that again. After the first week I was ready to throw that handsome gummy bear away, but I knew Boris needed me more than I needed him. I'm pretty sure my life will never be the same. And despite what you may assume, I still could go for a bag of haribo gummy bears. Just not the sugarless kind.

Alright friends, until tomorrow #RunSelfieRepeat

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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.