October 23 2017
Kelly Roberts of Run, Selfie, Repeat describes the struggle she had with returning to running after an injury broke her heart.
Picture this: you wake up feeling great. You put on your running shoes, your favorite running outfit and skip out the door ready for what you’re sure will be the best run of your life. You start your GPS watch and see the signal pause at the first bar. “It’s cool,” you think to yourself patiently. “I’ll just give it a minute.” You smile up at the sky, take a nice relaxing breath and look back down only to see that your GPS watch has made no progress in acquiring that signal. So you wait. And you wait. And you wait, and you wait for what feels like ages for that happy chirp that tells you that you’re ready to run! Sound familiar? Well here are 29 things you can do the next time you wait for your GPS watch to get a signal!
The reason runners are so patient isn’t because they run, it’s because they run with GPS watches. (OK that’s not true.) But if your GPS doesn’t log your run…did it even happen? (Yes. Yes it did.) Happy waiting! Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.
More from the absolutely hilarious Kelly Roberts
What It’s Really Like To Run A Half Marathon (As Told By Mindy Kaling)
The 16 Hardest Parts About Being A New Runner