August 30 2016
If your running buddy often leaves you in their dust, our etiquette expert has some advice on how the handle the situation.
Etiquette expert and runner Lizzie Post knows a thing or two about the rules of the road!
What is the best way to cheer up a running buddy who is injured? Is it rude to talk about running?
There’s no rule for this one. You’ve got to gauge your friend’s mood and know that it might change with each interaction. Sometimes hearing about what you’re missing out on is exactly what you need to get you through physical therapy—or a tough day. Other times, it makes you frustrated about your current situation and jealous. If you don’t know, ask. “Are you up for a running story today? If not, I totally understand.”
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