Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hey Sole Sister...


It's no secret. I love my sole sisters. Since starting this blog and my Facebook page, my circle of sole sisters has widened. I truly believe that my vastly improved running is due to the support of my wonderful running friends. I'm lucky to have a local group of sole sisters, whom I write about a lot. We don't see each other as often as we'd like, but we sure keep in touch. Our group chats are pretty funny. We also meet up at races and try to do lunch or dinner when we can coordinate our schedules. Even as we speak, Marcia and I keep having to reschedule our lunch date--something keeps coming up!

I also have my virtual sole sisters, the ones who live far. I've gotten to meet a few of my distance sole sisters, and I've got some big plans to meet a few more. But even though most of us haven't met, I feel like I know them well. We've shared triumphs and disappointments. We message each other on our Facebook pages, Instagram, and privately too. Last winter, when I had the problems with my son, I was touched and amazed by several of my virtual friends who reached out to me privately to share their stories and support. Ladies, it is an amazing thing we have here!

So when Gone For A Run, asked me to do the Sole Sisters 7 mile virtual run, I was really excited. I posted it on my Facebook page, and immediately, 3 of my distance friends signed up! So we are running virtually together!

I received the race packet this week, and the swag is really amazing:


Check out the medal!

I love the shoe charm!

The dates for the run are 8/28-8/30. I've got mine scheduled for 8/29. I hope you will run this one with me! Anyone who signs up and runs, I'd love it if you'd send me your finish photo so I can add it to my recap post. It's all about the sole sisters!

Are you doing this one? If you're interested, click here for more info! GFAR limits the number of entries and these races do sell out!




67 comments :

  1. The medal is adorable!! I'm already running a race that weekend so I didn't feel like I should fork out the money to run virtually too. I'm waiting for the next one! :) Looking forward to your recap on this one!

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    1. I hope to get a few more of my "sole sisters" to do this one...I love the whole theme of this race!

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  2. I have seen this and simply haven't had time to click and read. Pathetic, huh! And it's not like I have a full calendar this month either.....(forced rest/recovery). It's on my radar, though. :-)

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  3. I love virtual races! I'll probably do mine on 8/29 as well :)

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  4. I'm in! Not sure what day I'm doing it yet, but I'm very excited for a new race distance!

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  5. Kind of funny how running becomes a little family and the races are a reunion. Cool medal!

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  6. Cute stuff, for sure!! Hope you enjoy it, Wendy!

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  7. Intriguing... Very cute medal and tank. Is the tank cotton? I'll definitely think about this one. I could probably do it that Friday.

    Hey, it's almost That Time of the Month too!

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    1. I've got a topic, just need to get my thoughts out of my head!

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    2. I just registered for this. My sister will be visiting so I thought...what better activity than Sole Sisters?

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    3. Oh yay! Be sure to send me a pix when you finish so I can add it to my Sole Sister blog post!

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  8. This is cool! I may be doing a MTB race that weekend. Doubt I'll be in shape for a 7 mile run after being immature and refusing to run even when coach has it on my schedule post the suckfest of NJ State Tri. I'll be thinking of all you virtual runners that weekend, though!!

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    1. I just fit these into my training plan. Gives me a little more push!

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  9. Wow they've really raised the bar on virtual swag. I've got too many real races to get in on this one. Viva la sole sisters!

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  10. I have to admit, I just can't get worked up about virtual races. I love that you can, tho!

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  11. That is some awesome virtual swag!!! What a gorgeous shirt and medal!!! I like the 7-mile distance, too. Super cool!!!

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  12. So much fun swag. The shoe charm is adorable!

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  13. Love running friends especially the virtual ones.

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  14. I'm so in on this one! Waiting for my packet to come in. I'll be running right with you, well a considerable amount behind you but still in thought we'll be running together!

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    1. Make sure you send me a pic to put in my recap!!

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  15. I love the shirt & medal... What a unique distance for a race.

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  16. I love the design of the shirt and medal! So cute

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  17. I just looked into Gone For A Run - I have no idea why I hadn't heard of it before now.
    Sadly, shipping to Canada is pricey, which is too bad because the medal and shirt are awesome!!

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  18. I'm so excited for this race! The medal is absolutely adorable!

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    1. I agree, and the shoe charm is pretty cute too!

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  19. Love the idea of virtual runs as a way to keep you commited and pushing yourself. And I like the shoe thingy ... so cute!

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    1. I had never done virtual runs until this year, but I've loved fitting them into my training plans. They've really given me a little more incentive to push myself, too!

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  20. Love the swag!!! Our budget is a little tight these days, or I'd jump in and run too! Tough to justify paying to run a virtual run right now sadly! Soon hopefully I can join you!

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  21. So excited to do this one. A few of my BRFs are meeting to all run this one together!

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  22. WENDY!!! Love this... I'm late to checking your post today but I just signed up! I chose standard shipping so hopefully will get my swag in time.... I love sole sisters...my favorite color is turquoise....and seven miles is obviously totally doable !!! THANKS!!!

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    1. Oh yay! You have to send me your finish photo so I can add it to my wrap up post! :)

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  23. That is such a cute medal!! I won't be running that one because it's right in between two bigger races, but I hope you have a ton of fun and wear that medal with pride!! :)

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    1. This one fits nicely into my marathon training plan!

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  24. So fun! The swag is super cute!! I love the colors!

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  25. Y'all are really making me want to do this!!!

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    1. AWESOME! Please send me a picture from your finish so I can add it to me recap post! Putting all my sole sisters in it! <3

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  27. I like the idea of a 7 mile race. Sometimes I get tired of the standard 5k or 10ks....we don't have a lot of other distances around where I live,

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    1. I always like the odd distances! Instant PR, right?

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  28. I'm super excited about this race!!!

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  29. Even the name "sole sister" captures so much! I'm not sure my foot is quite ready for even a virtual race .... it's getting there though.

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  30. I want to be sole sisters! Let me check to see if it is still open!

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  31. I love the shirt!!! What is an interesting distance for a virtual race.

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