When out on a training run;
- Do you Wave?
- High Five?
- Nod your head?
- Say good morning?
- Say good afternoon?
- Say on your Left, followed with a thank you?
- Say nothing at all?
To me it depends on what’s coming at you. What do you mean “coming at you”?
If I have another runner coming toward me, and we make eye contact, I give them a peace sign with my fingers, or a short wave. If there is NO eye contact (typically with women, Not sure why) I just run on past.
If it’s an elderly couple out for a walk? I say good morning or good afternoon with a smile, and just hope that I’m outside walking when I’m older.
If it’s kids, I nod my head,
If it’s a bicyclist, I nod my head.
If it’s someone with a dog, and they have the dog stop or move to the opposite side of the trail or sidewalk, I say thank you. Never know what those dogs might do.
If I’m passing someone and they tend to be all over the place, I say on your left then thank them, if they actually move over. If they are just happy as pie and staying in a straight line, I pass them and keep moving, maybe a hand wave.
I’ve only had one person give me a High Five, not sure what caused it, but it actually pumped me up for the rest of my run.
So What do you DO?