Friday, May 1, 2009

One of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen on TV...

So... I've been a horrible blogger and commenter. Please accept my apologies. Hopefully some of you are still following me?

I still need to post a ride report for the amazing Cinderella Classic but until then, here's some fluff that I'd been meaning to discuss for awhile. Apologies again if this has already been discussed out there in blogger land.

This post has to do with "The Real Housewives of New York City", specifically that crazy cougar / newest housewife Kelly Bensimon. (On a separate note, I don't like her but I do find her entertaining. Regardless, I'm Team Bethenny all the way!)

Earlier this month, they showed a clip highlighting Kelly's love for running.



OK, seriously - is that not the most ridiculous thing you've ever seen? Like people just casually run in the middle of a car lane in front of a taxicab in Manhattan. PLEASE! And yes, she really did say, "The ultimate experience of being in New York is running in traffic." Maybe if you have a death wish!

(By the way, this short clip by itself was sandwiched between two commerical breaks. I've noticed Bravo do this several times and I hate it! But then again, I watch most of my TV on the DVR so I fast forward through most of the commercials but I still think it's annoying. It might also just be a one minute clip squeezed into a really long commercial break but it's still weird.)

I read that Kelly was a marathon runner and of course I was skeptical, so I had to verify this. I'm happy to report that yes, she ran the 2007 NYC Marathon for a charity in 4:54:57. Being the good stalker that I am, I even looked up the pics:



So that's pretty cool but I still think she's crazy.

In other news, I do have some other events lined up that I haven't yet mentioned here. First up is the Cleveland Half Marathon on May 17th. Training is sort of being crammed in at the moment so I'm just looking to have fun in my hometown with my family's support.

I did manage to log 20 miles last week which is pretty good for me although this week hasn't been going so great since I spent most of the time being sick (and no, I don't think it's the swine flu). I feel a little better now but unfortunately I hear rain will be coming our way this weekend - bummer...

17 comments:

D10 said...

I don't know how she can run with her hair down! It would annoy the crap out of me!

joyRuN said...

I blame her & Luann for making that show unbearable for me. Oh, along with Ramona, Alex, & Simon :)

I'm with Di - how the heck could she stand all that damn hair while running?

GOOD LUCK IN CLEVELAND!!!

tfh said...

I've held out on RH of NY so far, but now everybody's talking about this Bethenny/Kelly thing I'm about to give in...that ridiculous clip just made me crave more...

Mica said...

What the heck?!? She clearly was altering her stride to be super-bouncy for the camera, and who wears make-up and her hair down while running? Running FAIL. I hope a taxi takes her down!

(Obviously...I don't watch "Real Housewives of NY" because I get so angry at ...people on TV.)

Jeri said...

OMG THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS. Ok, no more caps lock. But seriously. I also DVR'd it and had to rewind it a second time to see if she was REALLY running in the middle of the road. Did you also notice the obnoxious head/hair shake while she's running down the street? Ridiculous. I wanted to punch her through the screen. Wow, thanks for letting me vent. :) And I think Bethenny and I would be BFF b/c she's amazing.

Cindy said...

when i saw that on the show (no shame in my game. i watch that crap) i just about lost it. i was secretly ho[ing she'd get bumped (just a light tap) by a taxi or something. i mean, what kind of self-centered moron runs in traffic? i watched the preview for the new jersey housewives-good stuff!
glad you feel better and do not have swine flu!

Jamie said...

Seriously?!? That clip is horrendous, she should be embarrassed. I can't watch that show it drives me crazy annoyed!

Yay for Cleveland! We should try to meet at the packet pick-up.

Holly said...

HAHAHAHAH! Thanks for that gem! She really IS ridiculous. But at least she has also run a marathon, so she's not some complete nut. Just mostly a nut!

Alisa said...

Haha, that's aweful! I agree with D10, how does she run with hair in her face? (And p.s. sad that's she faster than me).

Chic Runner said...

WOW Love the clip, I must have totally missed that in my fast forwarding frenzy as well. :) Running in traffic.. FAIL :)

Where the Fish Lives said...

Good luck with training. Running in traffic is what keeps you motivated, right? ;-)

RoadBunner said...

So I lived in NYC and if you ran in front of a cab like that without a camera crew they would totally honk and mow you down. I have seen people running in the streets b/c the sidewalk can be so congested but they totally keep to the side!

You are making me miss cable tv.

Run For Life said...

Wow...that is just ridiculous!!! I'm with you on this one, haha.

Amy said...

THAT IS HILARIOUS!! wtf, she is looney. I mean, good for her for running, but seriously? IN traffic? No one does that. But it's not so much the running with taxis that gets me...it's that she's running with her HAIR DOWN!!! AHHH that drives me freakin bonkers. She keeps us entertained, though ;)

bill carter said...

Hi Audrey

You are going to love Cleveland. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but I have done their marathon and found the course to be interesting and fairly straightforward.


Best of luck.

The Running Knitter said...

I also think that video clip is stupid...nobody runs in the middle of NYC like that!

Good luck on your half!

The 8-count said...

wth - i live in nyc and you'd be a freakin wacko to run in the middle of traffic - let alone in front of a yellow cab! and running with her hair down is such a sham ...

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