Should runners "hey" each other?
There's a big difference when you run around the world. And I'm not just talking about the terrain.
I've noticed in certain cities it's much more common to say "hi" or give a head nod or a wave to a passing runner. In New York, not so much. But there's also a discrepancy between who's saying hello — and to whom. Men might be more likely to acknowledge each other to be polite, but ignore women...also in an effort to be polite, and not make her worry about feeling unsafe.
I appreciate the acknowledgement, wherever I am, because running can be difficult and it makes me feel like we're all in this together. We're in a club. But everyone has a different opinion! I wrote about this in my latest piece for Men's Journal.