Friday, October 2, 2015

#FriendshipFridays - How I Met My Best Friend #7 (special @bzees edition)

Disclaimer: I received a free pair of bzees for attending the event but it is not the first pair I have owned and I have purchased them for myself before.  All opinions are my own!

Have you seen the newish feature on the blog?  I started a new feature on this here little blog called #FriendshipFridays.  It is really simple.  Running isn't about exercise and fitness only anymore.  It is about being social and finding a community. For example, see We Run Social!  Bloggers get to know other bloggers and become besties and I want to explore how that happens by interviewing different people. So sit back and enjoy the stories of these Blends (Blogger Friends)!

This time, we are talking about MY friendship with Carlee and Melissa!   This is another story on how social media can bring you awesome friends and friendship!

I must be the luckiest girl in the world!  I have been blessed to cross paths with some incredible people.  Melissa and I met thru Moms Run this Town but it wasn't until we started doing this social media madness that I really got to know her. 

Carlee is TOTALLY a good friend I made thru blogging.  Whenever the 3 of us get together, it is GUARANTEED to be a good time!

Melissa works at Athleta and puts on great events like this one last Wednesday with bzees!  

Heard of bzees?  Awesome comfy shoe brand!  We got completely spoiled with food from Blue Ocean sushi.

Drinks from my favorite California Fruit Wine Co.

They are in Whole Foods now. Check them out.  So yummy!

But the best part of the evening was spending time with good friends and making new friends.

Carlee, London, Ashleigh, Me, Asia

And finally meeting my "soul mate" Kate aka SoCalRunnerGal in real life!

Oh and shoes...gotta love trying on shoes!  Especially when the designer herself told us all about them and how they design the shoes with curves because women have curves!  

It was really hard choosing which ones I should get!

Or the ones which were really calling to me?  The blue?

Spoiler Alert: I chose the blue!

I love bzees!  If you want to try them on first, you can get them at Nordstrom too!

Carlee trying to pick which shoes!

They have super cute furry boots for the season too!  But it wasn't just about the shoes.  We were at Athleta after all!  Super cute Asia was having a hard time choosing which pants to get!

Spoiler Alert: She bought BOTH!  The night was so much fun.  Eating, drinking, shopping, shoe wearing and chatting with some of my VERY favorite people!

Teresa, Kate, Carlee and Me
It wasn't just about getting spoiled!  Proceeds from the evening also went back to the Autism Tree Project Foundation.   
This isn't the first time Carlee and Melissa and I have got together for fun and fitness.

I can't run with them because they are both WAY faster than me but I sure can shop with them!  I am so lucky to have them in my life and I hope they know they mean the world to me!  I love social media friends because even if you don't see them for a while, you always kinda sorta know what is going on with them!

Do you have a best running friend or Blogging Bestie you would like featured on FriendshipFridays?  Please email me at runningwithsdmom at gmail dot com for more info!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. I met my best friends THROUGH MY BLOG which is pretty awesome!!!

    1. I would LOVE to feature you and your besties on a future FriendshipFridays!

  2. Cute post and looks like a fun event. I just ran into a SD Blogger I met two years ago in Julian today!