I had the privilege of meeting Jill of Jillwillrun last week. She was in town for a little get-away with her husband and wondered if I'd like to go for a run. Yes! I was really looking forward to it. For a while now, Jill has been one of those bloggers whose posts and comments I look forward to. Through posts and various comments back and forth, including Facebook and DailyMile, I'd like to say we have become friends.
I went to her hotel to pick her up and recognized her right away. Pictures are a definitely plus for readers to know who you are ;-) It never felt awkward like a blind date or something. It wasn't like talking with a stranger. We already knew each other. I don't think there was ever a pause in our conversation.
I wanted to take Jill on a run that she couldn't get at home. We ran along the bay, which is so peaceful in the morning, and then along the ocean for a few miles. It was an overcast, humid day... something I know she doesn't get a lot of (although, I had nothing to do with that). Running along the ocean like that is one of my favorite things to do. I am so glad to share that with her.
Not only did the conversation come easily, but she is an easy running partner. Our pace was natural and relaxed and I don't think either one of us felt too rushed or too slow. It was one of my more pleasant runs lately.
My only regret is that I didn't get a picture of the two of us. I have a picture of Alissa and I as well as one of Alice. Luckily, I don't think it will be the last time we will meet up. I know I will be in Las Vegas sometime (either for a get-away or for a race) and I'll be sure to look her up.