This time, we are talking to Erika at MCM Mama Runs!
Erika met Kim from Just Trying is for Little Girls sometime in 2010 when they started commenting on each other's blogs. (That is all it takes! Do it!)
They have met in real life multiple times now. Their first in person meeting was when she went to Virginia to run a half marathon. Most recently, Erika and Kim had a "girls' weekend" where Kim ran two half marathons and Erika ran two full marathons. (Whoa!)
At this point, Kim has stayed at Erika's house, Erika's parents' house, and they've shared hotel rooms.
When asked if they felt safe meeting up with someone they had only met on line, Erika said that they had brunch with a group after her half marathon. Erika is totally comfortable meeting "online" people IRL in public places with others. Several of her IRL close friends started as online friends.
I asked Erika to tell me one thing that inspires her about herr blogger bestie. Erika said "so many things - she's one of the best moms I know (and I'm totally taking notes 'cause her daughter is older.) She's a strong and focused runner when she races. She can plan a racecation like no one I know." (Sounds like I, SD Mom, need in on that organization!)
They've run many races together at this point. Erika says she uses the term "together" loosely as Kim is faster than her, but to date they've run at least 7 races together. They will be seeing each other at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon this fall, but Erika doesn't plan to run it.
You can follow along with all of Erika's racing adventures on Twitter @mcmmama and Kim at @JustTryingKim! Thank you Erika and Kim for sharing your friendship!
So, do you have a blogger bestie? Would you like to be featured on an upcoming #FriendshipFridays? I would love to hear the story of how YOU me your "Sole Mate!" Email me at RunningwithSDMom@gmail.com!
As always, I wish you Happy Feet,