If you are running on the street and you see me dressed like this…
I’m going to wave at you.
And you should probably wave back, or else I am going to think you are a jerk.
It’s called the “Runner wave”, people. Do it.
The “Runner wave” is something that has been going on for a ba-zillion years (okay, maybe not a ba-zillion years… but a long time!)
It is a sign of respect among runners everywhere.
It’s a way of saying “Hello! You are a runner, therefore I like you and I hope you have a great run”.
It looks like this…
only WAY less dorky.
(Please don’t laugh at me, I am sensitive.)
During the SLO Half Marathon this last weekend,
(I swear, I will eventually stop talking about it)
a girl ran past me at mile 8 and gave me the “Runner thumbs up”.
To me, the “Runner thumbs up” is even better than the “Runner wave”.
It says “Hello! You are a runner, therefore I like you. Keep going, you are doing great!”
With that thumbs up, I picked up my pace and went on to smash my previous PR by over 5 minutes.
That one thumbs up was all that I needed to keep going.
If you see someone on your next run who looks a little grumpy,
give them the “Runner wave”!
If you see someone who is in need of a little encouragement,
give them the “Runner thumbs up”!