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7 Miles with a New Friend

I made a new friend yesterday!

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Sierra is a fellow blogger and blog reader; she lives in South Africa but is currently in the Chapel Hill area for a couple months with her husband for work. She commented on my solo 10 miler post a couple weeks ago asking if I’d like to meet up for a run sometime, and of course I said yes! I love meeting friends (and especially running buddies) through the blog — you already know you have interests in common. :)

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I was also excited to try a new running route that she knew. We had a beautiful morning for the run and ran through all sorts of pretty neighborhoods. Between the views and the nonstop chatter, the run flew by!

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Splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:58
  • Mile 2: 9:26 (muddy trail!)
  • Mile 3: 9:04
  • Mile 4: 8:48
  • Mile 5: 9:00
  • Mile 6: 8:58
  • Mile 7: 8:41

Great run! The route was a bit hilly but we were able to maintain a good pace while chatting away. Overall time: 1:02:55 — average pace: 8:59. Thanks for the run, Sierra! I hope we can meet up again before you head back to South Africa. :)

This was my last longer run before the Tobacco Road Half Marathon next week! Exciting. I feel like I haven’t done a race in a long time so it’ll be nice to get back out there! I was reading a bunch of race-related tweets on Twitter this morning and it got me excited for next weekend. :)

It’s time to get some work done and then enjoy the beautiful day — Matt and I have a bike ride on the docket. Happy Sunday, friends!

Comments

  1. 1

    That is awesome! I love to meet new friends through running/blogging, as well. It looks like a beautiful route as well. :)

  2. 2

    Running buddies are the best! My roommate and I did 8 miles today before our half marathon next weekend. Looks like a beautiful route!

  3. 3

    I love running with other people! Especially new friends because you have so much to chat about with each other and learn, it makes the time and the miles fly by!

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    Adventurer says:

    There’s nothing like running with a friend who’s a good runner — and a good conversationalist! Sounds like you had both today. Well done – and good luck with the race! Can’t wait to see your time! And hope you had a nice bike ride…

  5. 5

    I totally love running with a friend too! I have one friend who talks my ear off the whole run. Needless to say, it flys by!! BEST OF LUCK next weekend and happy race week!!

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    Hope you will have a great run on 18th. Do your best as always, you are in shape. Congratulations for your happy break with your family and the things for your wedding, all that I saw was elegant so nice, I love the circle glass with flowers around, so beautiful, It’s going to be a “fannetastic wedding”. Good Luck next week.

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