About this episode

Kelly Roberts, she/ her, is a 32 year old entrepreneur, YouTuber, podcaster, running coach and jokester. She is on a mission to help others ditch diet culture and finding community and fun.

In this episode we talk about:

  • building community
  • running through grief and difficult emotions
  • overtraining, disordered eating and diet culture
  • Kelly’s first half marathon experience
  • running to overcome life’s obstacles
  • the love-hate relationship with running
  • learning about training and pacing
  • feeling accomplished and proud of your effort
  • the journey to qualifying for Boston (and failing)
  • achieving goals enjoying the process along the way
  • working through pre-defined limits and the stories we tell ourselves
  • more to running than the marathon
  • taking time off for mental health
  • the loneliness of injuries
  • the Badass Lady Gang and friendships beyond running
  • unpacking deep thoughts and inner demons
  • the human experience: similarities between elites and amateurs
  • dating and forming romantic relationships
  • body image resilience
  • sports bra squad and running representation at all sizes

Thank you to Tracksmith and Goodr for sponsoring this episode! I’m proud to partner with Tracksmith, and they’re going to donate 5% of your order value to the Michael J Fox Foundation for all orders, and you’ll also get free shipping. The Michael J Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure and helping those living with Parkinsons. Both of my grandfathers have or had Parkinsons, and I’m grateful of Tracksmith’s support for something so personal.

Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will contribute towards this donation! Goodr has the slickest shades around, for only $25 and $35. They don’t slip or bounce, and stay on my face way better than more expensive sunglasses. 

If you’d like to support me and the show, treat yourself to a pair (or two or three) of Goodr and head over to Goodr.com and get 15% off your entire order with the code FTLR. That’s 15% off at goodr.com and code FTLR. Your face will thank you.

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