You Know You’re A Crazy Runner When…

 Runners are known for being crazy but I don't think people who don't run realize just how crazy we are! You know you're a crazy runner when...

You run up and down your block multiple times until you hit an even mileage number.

Back and forth

You plan your vacations and trips around races and groovy places to run.

runcation

You start referring to other runners as, “Your people.”

donuts boyfriend.gif

When you start loving in-opportune weather;  “A cold and cloudy fourth of July? PERFECT for my long run!”

Perfect Weather

You refer to 3-5 miles as “short”.

Short run

Your pooping habits stresses you out.

poop

You have convinced almost all of your friends to run at least one half marathon.

It's Samantha

You will talk to just about anyone about running. “Oh I see you are wearing running shoes, do you run?”  

non runners

Your heart skips a beat when you get new running clothes.

swagger

You have an early bedtime on Friday or Saturday nights.

Long Run

You stress about GPS signals (and lack thereof).

AHhhhh

You have a nervous breakdown if you forget to press resume on your watch or app.

pause

You have foolproof pre-race rituals that are non-negotiable.

stressing me out

Your massages are painful.

sore muscles

You use training runs as a way to date.

hot babe

You wake up early instead of sleeping in so you can get a run in before your day gets crazy.

Fall asleep

You make it out the door to run.

run

You don’t have to run half marathons or marathons to be a “real” runner. There’s no such thing as a “real” runner! There’s no difference between a runner who runs 16 minute miles and one who runs 5 minute miles, we come in all different shapes, sizes, gender, ages and backgrounds. That’s the best thing about running, no two runners are alike. We may be different levels of crazy but we all share the same passion for putting one foot in front of the other.  

Until next time, #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.