I'm feeling really guilty about something and need to confess.
I was running a 5K on Sunday, and was being persistently dogged by an 11 y.o. clomper (the kind of runner that runs HEAVY). He'd sprint for a little while, pass me, tire himself out and then walk. and then CLOMP CLOMP CLOMP CLOMP, he'd come up from behind, pass, tire himself out and walk, fall behind, and repeat. It was annoying, but at least the kid was out doing it.
Just past the 2 mi. point, a 60 something Grumpy Old Man, who was running at my pace, commented loudly "Man, I hate that kid." and I'm pretty sure the kid heard him. I REALLY should have said something instead of just sending Grumpy Old Man an annoyed look. I think the kid stopped running. I feel really really terrible about it.
Someone give me a penance to balance my karma back out.