The runner's hello.
It is, so far, my favourite discovery about running.
It's the nod, smile or wave you receive from (or dish out to) another runner coming your way.
No matter what kilometre you are into your run, it’s a universally understood, silent, ‘hey I think you’re awesome’ from a complete stranger.
It’s a reminder that I’m not alone and that there are a lot of people cheering for me.
It’s an unwritten code.
When it felt like 40 degrees out and I was only half way through my training run, it's what kept me going.
It's the push I needed to get me across the SeaWheeze finish line in Vancouver.
It's the reason I set a new goal to complete five halfs in the next five years.
Keep on running and keep on nodding friends!