I'm not a morning person so I always run in the evening. Even then, to get me motivated I have to go straight from work. Once I've got home and sat on the sofa it's hard to get out again! Also have you considered joining a running club? They tend to meet in the evening and having people to meet could give you extra motivation.
Hope everyone is doing well with their target. Looking very close there Harmander!
I haven't been to this thread in a while after a poor May (25 miles total for the month!) due to a post marathon foot injury. Seems better now but I've lost all the cushion I'd built up in early months. Still, even with that bad month I'm 70 miles ahead of this time last year and projected mileage for the year 1005. Just need to stick at it for the next 6 months.....
I've had a similar issue - side of foot randomly started hurting after a run. It was very sore for a couple of weeks then seemed to subside so I'm now cautiously running again. Physio couldn't identify any problem for me either.
I've run off road on my own. I take a phone with me, tell someone where I'm going and approximately when I'll be back. If I don't come back my partner knows my apple ID so should be able to find me on find my iphone (never had to try this out!).
I don't tend to worry about random weirdos, I'm more concerned about running through fields of cows! (they do look menacing!)