This is new: Hi there!

Before I graduated a few weeks ago, I was a no-eye-contact, 'Pretend you don't see me, please' kind of runner. Today for the first time I noticed that I was more open to greeting oncoming cyclists and dog walkers (there weren't any other runners yet), looking for that flicker of recognition that we were glad to be out so early and sometimes smiling even if they weren't. Hope they realized I was happy and not just loony!


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

7 Replies

oldest β€’ newest
  • Smile as much as you want, it's your run 😁 Throw some daft shapes if you feel like it. Enjoy your runs πŸ™‚

  • Yeayyyayayy... smiles are so good, they need to be shared around.. well done you! It was lovley out this morning.. bit nippy though.. there was snow!!!

  • Snow!... I saw that Misswobble walking her dog yesterday evening was snowed on. It must have settled... are you both in Derbyshire?

  • Staffordshire Moorlands...:) There was not much here, but enough to make this morning's run a bit nippy!

    I took pikkies..hoping to put them on post on Bridge to 10K, later... I got soggy feet.. and I got very wet.( don't ask) !

  • 😯oh dear...hope you are all warm and dry now and enjoying that post run feeling.😊Will check your post later for the piccys. xx

  • Ha, what about when you are running up behind a pederstrian and they hear you coming and step to one side...and you have to smile and say, don't worry I'm not going very fast and thank them when you eventually go past smiling.

    Then once you pass them you think to yourself 'I was able to speak..and run' and you run a little taller.😊

  • I did my first "speaking while running" today!!! Only a "thank you" mouthed to a motorist who let me cross the road but if I can do a 5k run, surely I'll be able to progress to a conversation with a fellow runner at some point in the future - in 9 weeks maybe?

You may also like...