I'm not sure how this happened, but I can't even think of anyone who runs regularly where we live in Western NY. Thus, I run alone - and I like it.  I'm not locked in to anyone's time or pace but my own.  And because I can be quiet, I see wildlife, always good for bonus points.  Around here it's foxes, the occasional fisher, lots of white-tail deer, etc.

When I'm in Washington state for the summers, however, I do actually know people who run.

But I usually run alone anyway.

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