I have to say that I always prefer running alone. I can go at my own pace, stop and walk when I like, and pick where I want to go. I've always been very happy in my own company so I don't get lonely, and I hate the thought of holding someone back who wants to go faster, (or talk when I'm too out of breath!).
That said, I've thought about joining a running club that caters for all abilities, just to meet more people who are keen on running... Maybe one day.
One of my favourite post-run snacks is raw sweet potato, cut into fingers and dipped in low-fat hoummous. Sweet potatoes are delicious raw: very crunchy, a bit like carrots, but even nicer in my opinion.
It was reduced to £14.99 from £29.99, and because it was the last, display model, and I had £14 in cash in my purse, I haggled with the nice lady and got the extra 99p off! Result.
I think it's more for yachting (!) than running, but I just wanted a sturdy, robust watch with stopwatch and timer functions, and it's done the job so far.
Been running for just under four months now, and loving it. 35-40 mins with walk-breaks 4-6 times a week. Going on my first long run this morning and gonna aim for 50 - 60 mins. That's where the watch will come in handy.