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5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

Running marathons, finding and racing handsome men (they don’t realize I’m racing them), snapping selfies, and live Instagramming the results without falling on your face is harder than you think. Get ready because I’m close to perfecting the art of hottie hunting and I’m ready to share my foolproof method for snapping the PERFECT runfie:

5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

Step 1: Make Sure the Coast Is Clear.

5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

Whether you are snapping a creeper hottie hunting selfie or looking to share your own general bad ass-ness with your friends Step 1 is to take a second to look around. Make sure there is absolutely no one behind you, next to you, in front of you, or near you that you may accidently trip, crash into, or disturb while chasing that perfect runfie. Once the coast is clear…

Step 2: Leave the Duck face at Home.

5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

You have two options when it comes to taking a runfie:

1. Express your joy with a selfie bursting with so much excitement and accomplishment that it will make anyone who looks at it smile.

2. Make the silliest face possible because let’s be real, a selfie is a form of self-expression and what better way to show people that you are having the time of your life than by being silly?

(But seriously, NO SERIOUS DUCK FACES ALLOWED! Be silly or be a bad ass! This selfie is a way to share your accomplishment!)

Step 3: Use Your Angles

5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

The key to a blurry free runfie is to lift your phone above your head, shooting at an angle, and use the side button (on iPhones it’s the (+) button) to snap the picture.

Step 4: Be Quick

5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

I don’t stop when I live Instagram a race. I normally spot a guy from behind, speed up next to him, snap the selfie, and then speed away doing a quick interval. Once I’ve gotten away, I pull off to the side to stay out of people’s way and quickly enter my caption. I copy my hashtags before the race begins so I double tap to paste them, pick a filter, and send it into the universe.

5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

Step 5: Practice Makes Perfect

5 Stealthy Steps to Taking the Perfect Runfie

Don’t get discouraged with blurry selfies, practice makes perfect. The more you experiment with ways to hold the phone, the easier it gets.

Keep taking those runfies, they are an awesome way to share how far you’ve come! And just a warning, live Instagramming a race will kill your time. But as long as you’re having fun (and enjoying the sights wink wink, nudge nudge) then all’s fair in love and running. Happy #Runfie-ing!

 

All amazing photos and GIFs by Samantha Caruthers

Kelly Roberts

About the author:
Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts is the former president of the “I Hate Running Club.” While struggling to grieve the loss of her brother and maintain a healthy body weight (after losing over 75 pounds), she thought, “What better way to run from my problems than to actually run from my problems?” Since those painful first runs, she’s conquered everything form marathons to 5Ks and hasn’t looked back. She created her blog RunSelfieRepeat.com to inspire others to get active while making them laugh hysterically – because laughing, in her opinion, is the solution to everything. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Spapchat (mostly eating cheeseburgers, taking selfies with handsome men or terrorizing her sister) via @KellyKKRoberts or on her YouTube channel!

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