Ep 85: Me Too...On The Run

This week, thousands of women shared their experiences with sexual harassment and assault using the hashtag #MeToo. But now what?

There's a really great meme making the rounds online. It says "boys will be boys" but the second word 'boys' is crossed out and, "will be held accountable for their actions" is written below.

Embroidery by Shannon DowneyCourtesy of Shannon Downey / @badasscrossstitch

Embroidery by Shannon DowneyCourtesy of Shannon Downey / @badasscrossstitch

I know this is a really tough issue, but this movement can't end with women speaking up. We need to see change. 

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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 84: Bouncing Back From Failure

Sometimes, even when you have every single tool in your toolbox, and you still fail or fall short making whatever you set out to do a reality, it’s hard not to question yourself. Why you’re working towards making your impossible goal, possible. You can't help but ask yourself if you’re good enough. If you’re cut out for it. If it’s worth it. Or if the disappointment and hurt are worth trying again.

And the answer doesn’t always have to be a resounding, "Yes!". Here’s the value in having the courage to crash and burn after giving 100%: Eventually, you'll crawl out of the hell hole you find yourself in with a completely different outlook. You know how hard you can work. You know what it felt like to doubt yourself and prove yourself wrong. You see the power of hard work and persistence. And most importantly, you learn firsthand that anything worth doing isn't just going to be hard, but takes a hell of a lot of time, patience, and persistence.  

Bouncing back from failure isn’t something you can do overnight. I don’t care how many Pinterest quotes you put onto your vision board, you can’t fight through the fog or pull yourself out of the shame cave until you’re ready. You can’t force yourself to move past it. When you’re ready to take the next step, you’ll know. And you’ll be able to see what you can do differently a hell of a lot more clearly.

The only way you'll fail is if you fail to try. I truly believe that. Not every day is going to be the one you worked for. But as long as you keep putting one foot in front of the other, anything is possible.

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 83: Tina Muir on Health and Life Post Elite Running

Today on the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast, my friend and a badass who is changing the running game, Tina Muir. Tina recently made headlines when, at the top of her game as an elite runner, she decided to not only retire but open up about her struggle with amenorrhea as well. Tina's vulnerability and openness are two of the many reasons why so many women have joined her "Running for Real" community. From life post-retirement to what she hopes for her daughter (after 9 years without her period, Tina is now pregnant with a little girl!!!), this episode is a candid and honest talk about what it's like to run for your life at the top level. For more Tina, you can find her on TinaMuir.comFacebook, Twitter, or Instagram

CRAAAAZZZYYYY how things can change in a year!! I wasn't sure whether to post this, feeling self conscious, and thought people might react negatively, but oh well, here's to being brave.🙊 This time a year ago, I was about to run the #londonmarathon, I ended up smashing my PB of 2:41 to run a 2:37 and finish 2nd in the championship section of the race. I don't know how much I weighed, but I was in the best shape I had been in, both physically and mentally. One year later, and quite a few pounds heavier, I have not run in almost 5 weeks. But I CHOSE this. Last year I achieved some big goals, but now I have an even more important one, recovering from amenorrhea and getting my body ready for a family. I'm not gonna lie and say it's not hard looking at that photo and seeing me right now, BUT I am learning to love my curves, and I am definitely enjoying the food I am eating 😋🍰🎂🍦🍪🍩, allowing myself to let loose, rest, and heal after 14 years of complete dedication.🏃‍♀️ There are many ups and downs in every stage of life, but even in that moment, like that one on the left, I still wanted to look better, I still wasn't totally happy. I don't think we ever will be, all we can do is love our bodies and respect them. I know I am not "big" by any means, but this comparison shows the difference. My body has a new journey to embark on, and I plan to embrace it as best I can. I'm still me, right? *hesitates to push publish*.....aaaand GO

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**Mentioned in the episode, the incredible Lauren Fleshman's letter, "Dear Younger Me: Lauren Fleshman".

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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 82: The Pre-Race Pep Talk

It doesn't matter if you're getting ready for your first or hundredth race, race day is always scary. Fear. Doubt. Anxiety. It's all there! Sometimes we need the reminder that we're ready to kick ass and take names. Remember, no regrets, no excuses. It's time for the ultimate pre-race pep talk.

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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 81: Why We Have To Push Ourselves

Seizing the moment is really hard! And I’m always asked about how, after spending decades as the self-proclaimed former president of the "I f*cking hate running club", I was finally able to find a way to get and stay active. And the truth is, I didn't. I still struggle to get out the door. Running is hard. And painful. But what I learned was how to work towards goals that made me feel strong, empowered, and confident. Today, I want to talk about why we have to push ourselves every single day. 

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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 80: No One Should Ever Be Made To Feel Unsafe

The running community is an inclusive, supportive, and incredible community to be a part of. But this is something that needs to be addressed, last week, I saw this comment on a photo I posted to my Instagram: “Wow I saw you run by, I had already finished 30 minutes before you and was watching the finishers. If I knew that was you I would have tripped your slow, cheating, banditting and felt justified like Antifa at a Trump rally. Your a disgrace to women who put in the work your no inspiration.” 

Instagram Cyber Bullying Kelly Roberts

Not only is it never acceptable to make someone feel unsafe, but we need to talk about shaming. Because that is not what I stand for.

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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 79: Don't Waste The Time You Have

After my brother passed away, my birthday became a tough day to get through. Grief is tough. And on the day where I'm supposed to be celebrating my life, it's hard not to think about how I spent another year without him. But one thing his passing has done is make me aware of how fleeting our time really is.

Today, I want to talk about how important it is that we make the most out of the time we have.

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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 78: You Best Effort Is What Matters

Sometimes our best effort is just showing up. Other times, it's pushing yourself to keep fighting with everything you have. It's been four months since I last raced and after this weekend, I have an even clearer understanding of why our personal best effort is all that matters. 

 

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 77: Facing Your Fears, Belonging and Feeling Grateful

Belonging is something I've struggled with when it comes to running. And how I feel about myself is directly related to how included or insecure I feel about my place. When I’m feeling confident, doing the work to feel confident, and surrounded by people who challenge me and who want to see me put my strongest foot forward, it’s easy to ignore the people who try to make me feel like I don’t belong. But the truth is, that's not always the case. I've been struggling over the last few months and it wasn't until I had the support of a bunch of women that I finally found a way to address it. Let's talk about facing our fears, belonging, and feeling grateful.

To learn more about Take the Bridge, CLICK HERE.

Darcy, Jeanie, and I after the first time we tackled the Williamsburg Bridge. 

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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 76: Life, Success, and Getting Uncomfortable

SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. SO MUCH. There's so much, that this is part one of the great mind unpacking of 2017. Things we talk about: giving yourself permission to succeed, control, perceptions, fear, failure, and self-sabotage. 

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 75: Independence, the Company You Keep and Friendship

Friendship and relationships are hard but here's the piece of advice I wish I would have been given years ago, learn to love being alone. Let's talk about how our friendships and relationships thrive when we find confidence in our independence. 

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 74: When Life Happens and Training Gets Tough With Coach John Honerkamp

If there's one thing you can predict when you're training for an endurance race, it's that life is going to throw some curve balls your way. Today, Coach John Honerkamp is back to talk motivation slumps, feeling overwhelmed and panicked, and he's sharing a few of his favorite stories from over the years. 

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

**To watch The Taper, the video we laugh about, 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 73: The Secret to Fighting Through Self Doubt

There's a secret weapon for those moments when you want to give up or pull back. What is it? MANTRAS. I remember as a new runner, Googling mantras, trying to find the one mantra that would help stick it out when I wanted to quit. That's when I discovered how important it is to find a word or phrase that is deeply personal to you. Let's talk about the secret to fighting through self-doubt.

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 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.