Met a fellow (total stranger) runner on way home!
Tonight i was walking home from my sisters and there was an older man in front, i was walking fast so was just on the verge of overtaking him an he heard me behind and said "oh your walking fast" an i replied "yeah i'm a runner so walking fast is easy peasy" and he then said "yeah me too".
Then all the way up the road to where we went off on our different paths we had a lovely conversation all about running an about how good for you it is an how its a great way to keep fit and the like. We both left off saying "keep with it" and "happy running". An it's left me thinking how great the running community an comeradery can be between fellow runners.
I've worked in my current job for 7 years now, and I've occasionally passed a random bloke from another department in the corridor. I've never said more than a 'good morning' to the guy in 7 years, but on Monday lunch time I saw him running on the canal tow path.
.........needless to say, we are now firm buddies, and spend ages chatting in the aforementioned corridor instead of passing each other with a cursory nod.
running is just like that.
nearly everyone I say hello to running says hello back.. a big hello and a smile is usually returned..........
Most runners I pass smile or nod back.
When I'm driving and I let a runner cross the road I want to be able to let on that I run too, we need a special sign/gesture to communicate!
I always pass runners, walkers, horses and cyclists with the utmost care and courtesy - But I also thank motorists heartily who do the same for me.
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
Yeah, same here. I put my hand up to three runners last night and they all ignored me. Arrogant pratts.
just wanted to share this nice little story with everyone to show how there are 2 sides to every coin an while some fellow runners may not smile or say hello back, there are others who very much do x
Siance, I wish I had that on the end of my training run. Would make me very happy. If only others would have the same respect as that elderly lady. One day, you should knock on her door and have a nice cuppa. At least you showing your respect for someone else.
When I`m running out and about, you get two types. If its a runner, they will say hello or nod at you. If its a jogger with a Ipod stuck into their ears, you get a zombie expression. Says it all really.
I run with an ipod but will always acknowledge another runner with a verbal hi and a wave - whether they nod back is up to them.
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