After months of Pocono Lake local BG helping me (with detailed emails and links to MapMyRun) find running routes off Route 940, we were finally able to meet in person for a companionable run this morning. I was planning on just four easy miles for recovery, though BG would continue on to get a total of 14 under him.
Very rarely do I meet a runner who I find annoying, repellant, stupid or boring (I do, however, frquently encounter those kinds of people when I’m not running). Usually, if they’ve got on sneakers they love what I love, so there’s always at least one thing to talk about (regardless of age, gender, profession or native language), with a good chance of sorting out broader common ground as the miles scroll by. Today was no exception. The four miles I ran with BG went by in a snap as we kept up an easy and light get-to-know-you chatter, with some sanguine philosophizing about our difficult training seasons.