Over and over I have learned that I can not depend on anyone when it comes to running. Plans are made. Plans are broken. Consistently I’m the only one running. Most of the time I try not to care but sometimes it bothers me. Why do I bother asking anyone to run with me? Do I smell bad? I know I look bad but I didn’t think people cared about that. I’m actually happier when I give up and don’t try to encourage anyone and don’t try to get anyone to join me. I need to remember that.
If you want something you had better make sure that your goal is dependent upon only you.
Update: This makes running a very good sport. Success in a team sport requires the dedication of many people and not just one.