There is a girl that lives a few doors down who I really like and have known since we were like 4. I am now sophomore she is a junior and her little brother is a freshman in highschool. Until last year me and her little brother were best friends but since then our interests and personalities have changed and we are just friends, I am not going to call him to hang out any time soon type of friends. As my friendship with him has gone down the tubes his sister and I better friends than ever. In August she asked me to start running with her as she is the best Cross Country runner in our school and she felt like she needed some competition while she is training. Since then we have probably ran 5 times together as she was hurt for a month and they practice a lot so we don't have much of a window to run together. While running I have way too much fun talking to her and even forget that I am running. She is the popular type who all the guys want but are afraid to make a move on but I have been always one of her best guy friends. I am not so popular I have no social life in the summer because of golf taking up all day in the summer but during the school year I kinda get back in the swing. Fast forward to this week the last time we ran together the tone was a bit different. We talked a lot about HS hockey and how I am pumped for the season to start as I am a player on the team. She is a big fan and was talking about she was way pumped and how she is thinking about joining the girls team alongside her usual figure skating. The grand finale figure skating show is like 6 months away and she asked me if was going to skate with her (as her partner) and I said yeah and that it is a long ways away. She also added that that show is the only reason she is on team. She asked me what I was doing this friday and I said I might be going to the local university hockey game and she said the she should go too.(didn't specify who with). Thursday I asked her if she wanted to go with me and another guy who she is also friends with and she said that she had plans with a friend, but that she was sorry. Do you think we are progressing out of the friend zone and if not how can I get us moving more in possibility of dating mindset. P.S. I have read these forums for a long time just never had to become a member.