Is there a simple expression to mean "in the opposite direction to me"?
For example, how can I describe a person that comes in the direction opposite to me? I would like an expression that doesn't mean that the person is heading straight for me (e.g. to greet me) but only in the direction opposite to me.
For example, "yesterday I saw a man running to me/towards me/at me/in the opposite direction to me on the pavement, I wondered if he was a thief escaping"?
Similarly, how can I describe the wind that blows against me/into my face? I simply want to mean that the wind blows in the direction opposite to me making it difficult for me to move forwards.