So, I went home to say the least without that renewed, refreshed feeling. Just a lingering question in my head...am I really a "solo" runner or is it him? lol...seriously (sorry scott). It took a few more times of this for me to realize the last run that I don't mind so much running with others, IF I get a run in by myself. I need that run for myself. It is when I feel my best, do my best, think my best. It doesn't need to be a long run, just enough to get the endorphins running, to feel more clear and ready to tackle my sometimes very hectic days.
In the article David talks about running being an "inherently selfish act". That it's "healthy and life-affirming" but "we mostly do it for ourselves, by ourselves." The even better side though is sharing it with the people you care about...which he states as well. I think the best thing will be to see if Scott starts to enjoy it enough to want to do it on his own...that will be the true test of how much he is enjoying it...and may leave me running on my own again...and him wanting/craving the same. ;)
Do you prefer to run with others?
Do you prefer solo runs?
If you could share your running experience with someone who would it be??