Sole Sisters

One of my favorite things about running and fitness are the people I get to meet along the way. Each of us has a unique journey and we often cross paths with people who come and go. Occasionally though, we find a few who stay in our lives forever.

About a little over a year ago, I met Melissa (@melliecay): my sole sister, aka my sharer of secrets and sweat, fellow ab enthusiast and all around badass.


How did it happen? Well last July, Nike LA and Finish Line invited me to the launch of Nike Track Club in Del Amo. Melissa was also one of the few invited to attend.

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What began as a friendly conversation during the event evolved into an Instagram friendship and then frequent workout and running sessions together. Over time, we scheduled brunches, early morning ‘for-fun’ photoshoots, sleepovers, international travel, hours of heart-felt talks and weekly adobo nights. She was there for my best and my worst — I never would have imagined that through running I’d meet someone that I can now call family.

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It’s been quite the adventure. My life has changed on so many levels, for the better, and everyday I’m growing in part because of her. I thank her for being the older sister I never had and a continued inspiration. Happy Birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate more years of friendship, laughter, tears, sweat and adventure. Together.

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Happy Birthday, Mel!
Mahal kita talaga.

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Photos courtesy of Finish Line, John Jefferson and friends.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

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  • Ate MellieCay
    September 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Aww, I teared up a little on this post. I love you so much, and I’m so glad that we met have grown so close. I know whatever we do or where ever we go, we go together <3 And I'm absurdly excited for the future journeys we have ahead!

  • Smitha @ Running with SD Mom
    September 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I would LOVE to feature your guys’ friendship on my Friendship Fridays! Check it out and then email me: http://www.runningwithsdmom.com/2015/09/friendshipfridays-how-i-met-my-best_18.html
    Please and thank you!

    • Jamaica King
      September 24, 2015 at 8:44 am

      Will shoot you an email. Miss you Smitha! Hope you’re doing well. Will you be coming up to LA for RNR?

  • Julie Crombé
    September 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Fit friends are the best!

    • Jamaica King
      September 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Yes! Speaking of which, we need a fit date when I get back from my travels!

  • Jennifer
    October 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Great post! Its been so great meeting so many new friends the past couple of years.

    • Jamaica King
      October 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Isn’t it? Some of my best friends I’ve made through running / fitness. It’s truly awesome how it brings us all together ^_^

      Thanks for dropping by and hope to have you around more. <3