Running is better when shared: as a teammate, a pacer, a coach, a volunteer, a fan. What you remember most, in the end, aren't the fast times run or the honors won but the people met and the friends made. You already know a lot about the runners you've never met. When you meet one on a run, give a "Hi," a wave, a nod, or at least eye contact and a look of recognition. You never run alone, even when you appear to be by yourself. There with you is everyone who ever advised, inspired, or supported your running.