Ep 63: Everything You Need To Know About Your First Marathon With John Honerkamp

Friends, please welcome to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, my friend and running guru John Honerkamp! His past experience in the running world is beyond impressive, from qualifying for the Olympic Trials to coaching tens of thousands (that's not an exaggeration) to run marathons, John is a game changer in the world of running. AND he's an even more badass friend. 

Over the next four months, John will be joining the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast regularly to talk all things marathon! On this episode, we talk specifically about first timers. From the mistakes first-time marathoners make to advice about how not to poop your pants, this episode is for anyone who is thinking about or getting ready to run their first marathon. 

For more Coach John Honerkamp, you can follow him on Instagram, Facebook, or you can get in touch with him via his website.

For the article mentioned in this episode, "9 Moves Physical Therapists Want Runners To Do", CLICK HERE.

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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.