Ep 72: Embracing Failure and Believing In Yourself

The past few months have been tough. Trying to pick myself back up, brush myself off, and figure out how to move forward after this year's London Marathon has been anything but easy. But today, TODAY was a big day. And well...let's talk about what's next and why it's so important to believe in yourself. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 71: Overwhelmed and Full of Fear

Feeling overwhelmed? Frustrated? Like your hard work isn't paying off? You're not alone! Let's talk about fear and what you can do to stay motivated and believe in yourself when you feel overwhelmed and hopeless. Remember, the only way you'll fail is if you fail to try.

This episode was brought to you by the website hosting platform that made it easy for this not so tech savvy scaredy cat possible to create a blog and a podcast, SQUARESPACE! If you've ever thought about creating your own website or blog, use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of personal domain address and website on Squarespace.com. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 70: Expectations, Staying present, and Waiting

From waiting for the "right" time to get started, to struggling with doubt when you're slowly putting one foot in front of the other, there's nothing easy about being patient. But there's a difference between persistence and holding back. In this episode of the podcast, I want to talk about getting the most out of the moment we're in, right now. 

This episode was brought to you by the website hosting platform that made it easy for this not so tech savvy scaredy cat possible to create a blog and a podcast, SQUARESPACE! If you've ever thought about creating your own website or blog, use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of personal domain address and website on Squarespace.com. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 69: Take The Shame Out Of Quitting

Quitting is always an option, but so is going forward. Before running, I would quit anything I struggled with. And despite the fact that running is still, to this day, really, really f*cking hard, it reminds me that I can't shy away from the things that I have to work for. It helps me remember that I'm not a quitter. 

Across my social channels, from Facebook, Instagram, to Strava, I’ve asked people who, like me, come with a history of giving up, what changed for them. And their answers are really eye opening because this isn’t one size fits all. It’s another reason why all of our stories are so important.

I asked - "Serious question. This one is for anyone who has struggled to get and stay active in the past. What changed? Did you ever quit? If so, what made you want to try again? And most importantly, what made you want to stick with it? We often talk about the advice we'd give to someone struggling but I want to hear your struggle. What did you go through and what kept you fighting?"

Your answers were honest, vulnerable, unique, but shared the same commonality, running and being active changed the way you saw and felt about yourself and what you were capable of.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 68: Why Do We Hate Working Out?

Do you hate working out? Well, you're not alone. As former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I get it. But something has to change. Last week, after reading this article. "Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age: The agonies of being overweight — or running a diet company — in a culture that likes to pretend it only cares about health, not size.", my brain was in overdrive. Here are my two cents: Until we can help people find ways to get active that have nothing to do with weight loss, then people will continue to dread working out. 

This episode was brought to you by the website hosting platform that made it easy for this not so tech savvy scaredy cat possible to create a blog and a podcast, SQUARESPACE! If you've ever thought about creating your own website or blog, use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of personal domain address and website on Squarespace.com. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 67: To The Men Who Call Me Fat

After sharing one of the many inappropriate emails I receive about the #SportsBraSquad and my weight, the story made headlines. And as I was answering an editor's questions about how the email made me feel, I realized that I've normalized the act. We need to talk about fat shaming online and how it's never appropriate to comment on someone's weight. And then, what you need to do to build your body confidence.

This episode was brought to you by the website hosting platform that made it easy for this not so tech savvy scaredy cat possible to create a blog and a podcast, SQUARESPACE! If you've ever thought about creating your own website or blog, use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of personal domain address and website on Squarespace.com. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 66: Overcoming Burnout

You're stressed, running on fumes, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, and feeling stale and stuck. Sound familiar? It's what happens when you work at an unsustainable pace and finally come up for air. And that's the state I've been fighting through over the past three months. So, what changed? How did I overcome burnout? A lot of patience and I finally stopped fighting it and I gave myself permission to be where I was. So, let's talk about that destructive boogeyman that haunts my dreams, burnout.

This episode was brought to you by the website hosting platform that made it easy for this not so tech savvy scaredy cat possible to create a blog and a podcast, SQUARESPACE! If you've ever thought about creating your own website or blog, use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of personal domain address and website on Squarespace.com. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 65: Race Day Horror Stories With Coach John Honerkamp

When the race is a mile short, CHECK. When your marathon is basically a walk of shame, CHECK. When you shit your pants, CHECK. And when you run a race injured, CHECK! In this episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, Coach John Honerkamp is back to work through your race day horror stories! From how to prevent them to how to handle them when they happen, we're dishing all the laughs and all the knowledge. 

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

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 64: Grit and Living Your Life Purposefully

Grit, a personality trait wherein a badass demonstrates passion and perseverance toward a goal (or just life in general because life is hard) despite being confronted by significant obstacles and distractions. 

This week, I was being interviewed for an upcoming campaign and I sat in a room with a production team, talking about how running changed the way I see myself and what I'm capable of, I kept coming back to grit. Because it wasn't until I started running that I learned why I couldn't run from my problems, I had to lean into the discomfort. But running taught me that even when something feels impossible or insurmountable, if you can find the patience to keep fighting, you'll learn what it means to live your life purposefully. And that gift will change your life. 

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com, take that leap of faith and make your next move! Use offer code Kelly for 10% off your own website and personal domain address. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate you so much. 

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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.

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.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

Ep 62: Size Aint Nothing But A Number

Growing up, my size was always something I attached shame too. I yearned to be smaller. And back in May, while in Seattle with my sponsor Oiselle for a Girls On Track Event where we gave out sports bras and education about boobs and changing bodies to young girls, I kept seeing women and girls alike feel insecure about their size. When I’d suggest a size and show them how to fit it, I’d recognize the pain in their face before they asked for a sports bra two or three sizes smaller.

Our sizes and our weight is nothing to be ashamed about. In fact, size aint nothing but a number. Last week, I read an article on Shape.com titled, “Why America Hates Fat People, The Feminist Take” and it made me want to throw my phone into the East River.

Today, I need to talk about taking the shame away from our sizes because we can make a difference. We can take the shame away from our weight and sizes. But change doesn’t happen overnight. From the conversations we have with our daughters, families, friends, coworkers, within our communities, and even the ones we have online, this is a conversation that needs to be happening. And it needs to be happening often.

Now use your voice, make your next move, and share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! Take that leap of faith and shoot me an email so I can sign your praises!

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! 

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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.

EP 61: Embracing Where You're At 101 With Sports Psychologist Dr. Bob

Why am I running? Why is running and getting motivated to run so hard? I'm coming back from an injury/break and I can't stop comparing and feel defeated about the fact that I used to run so much faster and stronger, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? Why am I embarrassed about my pace? And why is quitting or throwing in the towel always an option? WELL, those are just a few of the very many things Dr. Robert Corb, the former Director of Sports Psychology at UCLA and a licensed Psychologist, and I talk about in this episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast. Because the truth is, I'm finally ready to talk to him about how hurt I am about what happened at the end of BQ or Bust. I feel unfocused. And angry. Luckily, Dr. Bob knows how to pull me out of that rabbit hole. 

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra kind, leave a 5-star rating and some kind words in the form of a review on iTunes! Thanks for listening!

 

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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.

Ep 60: Finding The Courage To Own Your Story

Want to know what’s hard? Finding the courage to own our stories and our truths when people spread lies or say things to hurt us. Today on the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I want to talk about something that happened this weekend that helped me realize why it’s so important to see the strength in both myself and my story. 

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra kind, leave a 5 star rating and some kind words in the form of a review on iTunes! Thanks for listening!

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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.

Ep 59: We Have To Show Up

There's no such thing as the right time to get started. Showing up when you're intimidated, unprepared, or getting started is terrifying. I'll be honest, I was really intimidated to show up to a Strava "My Mile" event last week. For the first time in months, I hesitated when I went to take my shirt off. It never ceases to blow my mind how quickly that little voice that says, "You shouldn't be here", "You're not fast enough to be here", or "look around, your best isn't good enough" can go from a whisper to a roar.

I can sit here all day and tell you that all you have to do is show up but I'd be doing all of us a disservice if I didn't acknowledge how scary it can be to show up. That being said, we have to push ourselves to show up. The only way we can control that inner critic is if we show up. Never let anyone tell you that you're not good enough. Not friends, not family, not strangers, not trolls online, and especially not your own voice that cuts the deepest. 

Let's talk about how important it is to show up.

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com, take that leap of faith and make your next move! Use offer code Kelly for 10% off your own website and personal domain address. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate you so much. 

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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.

Ep 58: The Struggle To Get and Stay Motivated Is Real

Struggling to find the motivation to get started? OF COURSE YOU ARE! You're human! And for so many of us who are doing our best to get active or do something that we don't think we're capable of doing, the struggle can be soul crushing. Right now, I'm struggling to get back on the horse. I took a lot of time off after I crashed and burned during the London Marathon and right now, I kind of feel like I'm back at square one. So, let's talk about the struggle to get and stay motivated! 

Now, share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off. Had I not have launched Run, Selfie, Repeat on Squarespace, I 100% believe that I would have given up on making my own website. You won't regret it.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate you so much. 

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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.

Ep 57: The Power Of Storytelling

What do you do when your community tries to define who you are and what you do? That's the position I found myself in recently and after speaking up for myself (despite the fact that no one thought to include my voice), I was made to feel trivial because of what I do. I'm a storyteller. And it's because I started this blog and and podcast that I found a way to tell my story and find my voice and purpose. 

Today I want to talk about the power of storytelling and the dangers of those who try to define, delegitimize, and define us.

Share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes!  

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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.

Ep 56: Strength! How We Get It And Why We Fear It With Emily Saul

Today on the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I have a very special guest. This woman is someone who I consider to be a true game changer in the running community. She's a co-leader of the Boston November Project tribe and in addition to being the physically strongest woman I know, she just might be the kindest as well. 

Join me and this incredible and possibly immortal woman, Emily Saul, in an insightful conversation about strength! How we get it, why we fear it, and why it's important for everyone to strive to put their strongest foot forward. 

For more information on November Project, CLICK HERE.

To check NP out on Instagram, CLICK HERE. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate it. 

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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.

Ep 55: Mistakes, Online Bullying, and Forgiveness

What do you do when trust is broken? When you make a mistake and discover that you're being vilified online? Do you hide your head in the sand? Pretend you didn't do anything wrong? Or own your mistake and ask for forgiveness?

It's been a rough few days. The cyber bullying I'm facing is nothing short of horrifying and disappointing and in this episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I want to talk about my mistake, the bullying, and forgiveness. 

Mistakes happen. I'm not going to pretend that I didn't let myself, my sponsors, or all of you down. A part of me wants to retreat and give up. But my mission to give the transformative and empowering gift of running to women everywhere is so much bigger than my hurt and my fears.

So let's talk about mistakes, online bullying, and forgiveness. 

Thinking about starting your own website or blog? Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your personal domain address and website. Squarespace is the best and easiest platform out there. I say that because I use it and love it. Share your story. Find your voice. Then, email me when you do so I can celebrate the hell out of you!

And if you're enjoying the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes, subscribe on iTunes or Google Play and share it with anyone who you think would enjoy it as well. Thank you for listening. Thank you for rating. And thank you for reviewing. It means a lot.

Thank you.

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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.

Ep 54: Insecure As Hell But I'm On The Cover Of A Magazine

Kelly Roberts

You know, this may sound crazy, but I was pretty awful to myself and my body the weeks leading into this photo shoot. I was terrified about being on the cover of a magazine in my sports bra. So much so, that I almost went on a juice cleanse in an attempt to lose as much weight as I could as quickly as possible.

Look, I know I'm the leader of the #SportsBraSquad but I'm still human. I'm still working and fighting to be the strongest version of myself possible both mentally and physically. 

I'm so proud of this cover because it was so terrifying for me to do. But it fills me with hope to know that we're changing the way the women see strength. So, let's talk about how TERRIFYING and surreal it was to shoot the cover of Women's Running Magazine!

Now, share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off. Had I not have launched Run, Selfie, Repeat on Squarespace, I 100% believe that I would have given up on making my own website. You won't regret it.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes or Google Play, and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes. Every rating and review helps so thank you for taking the time. I appreciate you so much. 

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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.

Ep 53: What Are You Worth?

What are you worth?

Take a second to grab a pen of paper because during today's episode of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, I want you to write down your answer. I want you to ask yourself what your worth is, what makes you stand out, and why you matter. Because I know this is something I struggle with, I often find myself selling myself short.

And sure, sometimes it's because self deprecating jokes here and there keep me human but sometimes, it's because I actually doubt myself. 

Today is all about inner confidence and trusting our worth. So buckle up, because this episode is an important one.

Now, use your voice and share your story! Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code Kelly for 10% off your purchase of your very own PERSONAL domain address and website! MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE. Take that leap of faith just like Mari did with RunRideRenovate.com. Then shoot me an email so I can sign your praises!

Squarespace is the world's best. I say that because I love it and use it.  

Don't forget to subscribe to the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast on iTunes (or you can listen to it on Google Play), and, if you're feeling extra incredible and amazing, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! LOVE YOU. MEAN IT!

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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.