Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pedifile (sic)

There is a gymnastics facility in Stow that was in the news recently. I guess there is an accusation of an instructor there raping former students of his while they were students of his. This was supposed to have happened at other facilities, I think. I don't know the details. Anyway, all I do know is that driving home there were four news vans parked at the Stow House of Pizza ready to beam to their satellites from on location.

I drive by the sign for the facility and someone has sprayed "Pedifile" on the sign. Great, something to take down my property values. Thanks a lot! Plus, if you are going to deface private property, at least have the common courtesy to consult a dictionary first so that you don't make yourself look like a bigger yahoo than you already do by spray painting on a sign. What a nimrod. But, I guess people that would spray point on a sign would be those who do not own a dictionary or any reading material beyond The Star or something.

In other news, did a 5k today, the Stow Gobbler 5k. First in a long time. I haven't been running at all since the bad toe incident. I wanted to go 18:00 and damned if I didn't go 18:00. Nothing stellar. Just enough to get a workout. Finished 6th overall and 2nd in my age group. Given the long weekend of racing that I have to deal with, I didn't want any heroics. Mission accomplished.

5 comments:

FELTSLAVE said...

Nice run for 'not running'!...18flat is a solid run.

GCDavid said...

It was fun going to a race with only shoes for equipment. The descents weren't as fun, though.

CCC said...

Ah, so THAT is where you ran into Dwyer...what did he run? 18:00 is solid 2 days before a huge Verge race...nice job! I'm going to go "hit it semi-hard" now...

Trigirlpink said...

Paul and I were out for a short run before our trek NY to visit family. We ran SMACK into the road race and hung out to see the first 10 runners come thru. I was surprised to see Pat all the way out to Stow for a 5K. He was cruzing and so were you Gary. BTW, I bet you didn't know I could yell so loud. hehe... I was bummed we didn't know about it and I'm not in any way shape or form for a 5K at this point. See you at Palmer.

Mark said...

We saw the same sign and later read the story in the Boston Globe.

It was good to catch up with you and run the race.