Ep 15: My Grief

Loss and the grief that follows it is unimaginable. It's this awful club that none of us really want to belong to. But even though our pain and grief may manifest itself differently, we all know what it's like to have someone taken from us. It's unfair. But it's a huge part of who I am because when I lost my brother, I lost a piece of myself.

There’s nothing I wouldn’t give to have my brother back. It took a long time for my anger to turn into gratitude, but with time and patience, my grief changed the way I see the world and live my life. And honestly, running is a lot like grief. Neither ever gets easier. You just get stronger. And with time, you learn to live with the pain.

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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.

Ep 14: Rejection and Embracing No

Let's talk about my arch nemesis, rejection. I think rejection isn’t a death sentence, I think it’s just a reminder to work your patience muscle and keep fighting. Sometimes no does in fact mean no but more often than not, I think no really means not right now. But because our relationship to rejection, failure, and no is built on sand, we crumble and fall apart whenever it happens.

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So what do you think? Do you agree that no doesn't always mean no? Let's talk about it!

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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.

Ep 13: Stop Saying I'll Start Tomorrow

Stuck in the vicious, "I'll start tomorrow" cycle?

I get it.

It's not just about how badly you want to make a change, sometimes life gets in the way! You're busy! Between work, family, friends, significant others, fur babies, and general life obligations, squeezing in a miserable 30 minute gym session or run can feel impossible.

Let's talk about saying yes to yourself and making a change once and for all. 

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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.

Ep 12: Authenticity and Our Need To Be Liked

Authenticity is a buzzy word that people LOVE to throw around. But it's hard to be authentic because we live in a hypercritical social media obsessed world where "likes" have created a new form of status and success. For me, being authentic is infinitely more important than being liked because I spent a long time deeply insecure, hiding behind a false sense of self. Then my brother died and I shattered. With time, I realized that it was so much easier to be the person I was instead of convincing the people around me I was someone I wasn't. So let's talk about our quest to be liked, validated, and understood!

What do you think about dragging your baggage into a room, fighting the urge to fix it or change it, and just sitting with it? Easy? Impossible? Let me know in the comments below! 

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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.

Ep 11: Why We Struggle To Call Ourselves Real Runners

Struggling to call yourself a "real runner"? I had the hardest time believing that I was a runner for years! I know the “real runner” versus “fake runner/not real runner/imposter runner” (what do we call ourselves when we’re in runner limbo?) debate seems to be black and white, but for anyone struggling to assume the believe that they're a real runner, it’s a lot harder than just getting permission to call ourselves runners. Let's talk about the real runner struggle shall we?\

Let me know in the comments below. And If you haven't already, subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Google Play and give it a 5 star review. 

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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.

Ep 10: Redefining What Strength Looks Like

This morning, I had an article I wrote for Outside Magazine go live about challenging the health and fitness industry to redefine what strength looks like. But instead of feeling excited at the opportunity to share my story, I just felt disappointed because I don't think that I'll ever actually see the change that I want to see in the industry. All my life the health and fitness world has shown me what they think strength looks like and it's never looked like me. Today, I call bullshit. But I need your help to show the world that we're not motivated to acquire a body we don't have. We're motivated to pursue the strongest versions of ourselves.

Strength doesn't look a certain way, it feels a certain way.

Do you think we'll ever see a change?

What do you think about the representation of different athletic levels?

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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.

Ep 9: Personal Best vs. Personal Record

Personal best (PB) and personal record (PR), two words that arguably mean the same thing. Or do they? In 2015, I learned firsthand what it felt like to run a personal best and it didn't really have anything to do with my pace. I was giving everything I had with joy every step of the painful way. It was the closest I'd ever come to embracing pain in a way that was actually fun.

So when you're chasing a goal that feels impossible, fills you with doubt, and scares the crap out of you, the only way you'll give your best is if you're having fun because having fun forces you to be present. 

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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.

Ep 8: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Woof, where to even begin with this one. We talked doubt, we talked about taking your first steps, but what about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone? And taking risks? Or getting comfortable being uncomfortable? Don't worry, I have all the thoughts on the subject.

Let's chat.

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Keep kicking ass.

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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.

Ep 7: How To Get Active And Not Hate Your Life

I was never a very active person. To be honest, I spent most of my life working extra hard to avoid physical activity. Here's the thing, working out is really hard. And it really sucks in the beginning! From losing over 75 pounds to becoming a runner, here's what I've learned about falling in love with the fit life, becoming a runner, and not hating your life along the way. 

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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.

Ep 6: What I Hate About Social Media

Ever scroll through your feed and just bored? Or annoyed? I DO!

Today, I want to talk about why we struggle to reveal our the parts of ourselves we feel compelled to conceal or embarrassed by in addition to our curated best of moments. It's brave to be vulnerable. And risky. But everyone loses when we fail to share our stories in their entirety. 

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Alright, let's discuss today's episode in the comments below.

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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.

Ep 5: SHAME

Do you ever find yourself getting irrationally upset when someone you love asks you about something you're insecure about? Or maybe you know someone who is going through something difficult and you didn't reach out. Now you're feeling guilty. No one wins when you play the shame game so let's talk about how to deal with shame because life is really hard.

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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.

Ep 4: Fear of Failure

Not sure where to start? Does your goal feel so intimidating that you don't even know if you should try? Or maybe you've tried and quit a few times and aren't sure if your heart can handle quitting one more time. WELL, today's episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast is for you! 

Let's talk about how running helped me find the courage to continue to challenge myself by chasing impossible goals that scare the sh*t out of me!

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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.

Ep 3: Love, Heartbreak, And Being OK Being Single

So there's a reason I rarely talk about love or my love life here on my blog. Let's discuss in Episode 3 of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast! 

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 And let me know what you think in the comments below!

Now go open your heart and love hard. 

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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.

Ep 2: Self Confidence

Self Confidence, we all want it, we all deserve it, and yet we all struggle to acquire it. 

WHY?

WELL, it's because we're not very good at celebrating ourselves. So let's talk about life, liberty, and the pursuit of your best, strongest, happiest and most vulnerable self. 

Now let me know in the comments below what you're either doing or promise to do to work towards your own self confidence! AND don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Google Play! Hell, give it a five star review while you're at it! And tell your friends!

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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.

Ep 1: Taking A Leap Of Faith

It's here! It's happening! Introducing the very first episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast! For my first episode, I wanted to talk about getting started when you don't really know what to do. How to take a leap or faith or a first step when just getting started feels impossible. And what better story to illustrate the topic than the story of how Run, Selfie, Repeat was born?

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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.