Your running group. Who do you usually run with? A running club? A group run at a store? A buddy? Your dog? No one? Whatever, take a picture of it, even if it’s just you looking lonely.
Ladies and gentleman, without further ado, I now present to you...
To paraquote the great Green Day song, "My shadow's the only one that runs beside me." In other words, I always run solo.
While the Boulevard of Broken Dreams song has a sad connotation to it, I actually really enjoy running by myself. I find it therapeutic and a great chance for me to think, observe the scenery around me, and go exploring. I used to always listen to music on my headphones while running, but in the last few months I've been working on running without music as much as I can. (I do still "treat" myself to music once in awhile, though, especially on days when I am dragging or unmotivated.)
Admittedly, another reason that I run alone is because I'm slow. Most seasoned runners leave me in the dust. Therefore, it's not the easiest thing for me to find runners that match my pace. But thankfully my shadow matches me step for step! =D
I have heard a lot about how running with other people is great, of course. However, after my uncomfortable experience trying to run with a group, I've gone back to enjoying my solo runs. Maybe at a later point I'll try finding another running club to join. But for now it's all good as just me, myself, and I!