Your 2 Hour 37 Minute Half Marathon Playlist

There are two types of people in this world, people who can run without music and the rest of us. I can only run without music if I'm running with fun people and even then I reserve the right to say alright now stop, music time. I LIKE RUNNING TO MUSIC! SO SHOOT ME! It blows my mind when I other runners try to fight the rest of the world who prefer to run with music. "BUT IT'S NOT SAFE AND THE RACE DIRECTOR SAYS NO MUSIC." They scream, stamping their feet and crossing their arms over their chest. To those people I say --

shut up

Yes, safety first. But this can be solved by running with one ear bud in instead of two. (I actually prefer running with one ear bud in during a race. You get the best of both worlds! You get your Katy Perry Firework when you hit the wall and the spectators screaming your name.) Some of us actually enjoy running to music! (AND how would I dance run if I weren't listening to some Beyonce?)

I keep being asked what I listen to on my runs right now so I went ahead and took a screenshot of my long run playlist to share with you all. This guy is about 2 hours and 37 minutes long so if you're looking for a half marathon playlist, I've got you covered.

It's a pretty diverse playlist but I love me some Top 40 an some good old fashion Rock N' Roll. And honestly, if "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" isn't on your playlist, then what are you doing with your life?

Whats your favorite song to run to right now? Mine is "Bang My Head" feat. Sia by David Guetta. That song IS MY JAM! Let me know in the comments below! 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.