I refer to the mutual acknowledgement of one runner by another as a 'positive exchange'. This can range from a nod or SMILE, to a holler, high-five, hug or fully blown discussion.
Recently I decided to make an effort to instigate more of these positive exchanges while runnning, with the aim of improving enjoyment and strengthening the social connection with other runners.
This led me to write a blog article which you can read here
My advice for putting this into practice is to aim for at least 5 positive exchanges, where possible, on every run.
I like to think that if every runner used this strategy the world would be a friendlier and better place.
And the best thing?
Offering a greeting or a SMILE is contagious. So start today and pretty soon everyone will be doing it!