Fictional Characters on My Cross-country Team

I like to talk while running, but I'm too embarrassed about my sad athletic ability to run with actual people, so I talk to fictional people. That's not crazy, is it?
  1. Alanna of Trebond
    By Tamora Pierce
  2. Buffy Summers
    I take Buffy with me when we run at night.
  3. Edmund and Lucy Pevensie
    But not Peter or Susan. The older Pevensie siblings intimidate me.
  4. Lyra Belacqua
    From His Dark Materials.
  5. Torrance Shipman
    She's the best one for when I want to talk about boys.
  6. Sydney Bristow
    Right??
  7. Diana Bishop
    From the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
  8. Sam Winchester
    My imaginary running partners aren't usually male, but I think Sam would be okay.