In my experience, being courteous pays off in the end, in any situation. When walking or running on the trail I frequent every couple of days, that happens to be part of the Appalachian Trail, I have noticed that people tend not to say anything when they come up behind you, when your music is blaring and you’re focused on the road ahead; instead they blaze past you like a bat out of hell without saying a word. Who does that? For some, this may be a little irritating. At least a warning would be nice.
In thinking about this countless times, I’ve decided to come up with a list of warnings that should be uttered, and things that should be pondered whilst on a trail or sidewalk exercising near others.
- Keep control of your dog, cat, or lizard while on the trail. It’s not very nice to have an animal of some sort wrench towards you, and maybe your little dog, too.