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(Buzzfeed)   Ten people who refused to let Hurricane Sandy interrupt their daily jog through Central Park   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2012-10-30 01:19:02 PM  
Ron White said it best: "It's not that the wind is blowing, it's what the wind is blowing."
 
2012-10-30 01:46:52 PM  
Is it a whole herd of horseheaded people?

/site wont load for me
 
2012-10-30 01:52:48 PM  
The marathon is this weekend. I bet they're trying to stay on schedule.
 
2012-10-30 02:10:49 PM  
There seems to be even more stupid websites than there used to be.
 
2012-10-30 02:10:51 PM  
List fails without our horseheaded farker
 
2012-10-30 02:10:54 PM  
marathon is on sunday dumbass subby. id be out there as well if i were running it.
 
2012-10-30 02:11:11 PM  
It looked like grey skies while those pictures were taken, nothing horrible.

Besides, the NYC Marathon this week!
 
2012-10-30 02:11:28 PM  

dustman81: Ron White said it best: "It's not that the wind is blowing, it's what the wind is blowing."


You're bleedin'.
 
2012-10-30 02:11:39 PM  
I assume dumbass tag is for subby?

The city was closing down, streets were empty, it was nice and cool - no risk of overheating. Sounds like a great time to go for a run.
 
2012-10-30 02:12:14 PM  
If they don't go for their daily run - it would mean that the hurricane won.

/or something
//New Yorkers are assholes
 
2012-10-30 02:12:26 PM  
I feel lazy.
 
2012-10-30 02:12:28 PM  
I think they probably finished their run and got to shelter without being killed later.
Or does it just bother some that not everyone is freaking the fark out as much as they are?
 
2012-10-30 02:13:40 PM  
Sarah Jessica Parker?
 
2012-10-30 02:14:26 PM  

gingerjet:
//New Yorkers are assholes


This claim is made frequently, yet if my New York residing sister and I were compared and the claim used to determine residence, I would be the one judged to be a New York resident.

/Until my gun collection was revealed.
 
2012-10-30 02:16:00 PM  

TheOtherMisterP: I assume dumbass tag is for subby?

The city was closing down, streets were empty, it was nice and cool - no risk of overheating. Sounds like a great time to go for a run.


Pretty much this. Sedentarymitter looks for any excuse not to work out
 
2012-10-30 02:16:01 PM  

JerseyTim: The marathon is this weekend. I bet they're trying to stay on schedule.


thisiszombocom: marathon is on sunday dumbass subby. id be out there as well if i were running it.


HellRaisingHoosier: It looked like grey skies while those pictures were taken, nothing horrible.

Besides, the NYC Marathon this week!


They should be tapering if their race is this weekend. No amount of training at this point is going to help them on Sunday.
 
2012-10-30 02:16:01 PM  
I was searching for something snarky to say while looking to the photos, but all I came up with is: Bravo
 
2012-10-30 02:16:41 PM  

gingerjet: If they don't go for their daily run - it would mean that the hurricane won.

/or something
//New Yorkers are assholes


Aww jeez..what happened to Minnesota nice??

/yahh
 
2012-10-30 02:17:31 PM  
So some people went for a run and nothing bad happened to any of them.

NEWS!
 
2012-10-30 02:19:02 PM  
I fail to see the problem here. It doesn't appear that these people were doing anything dangerous or reckless. While a lot of people are displaced and a lot of property was damaged that does not mean everyone else in the region has to bring their life to a complete halt to show solidarity. Even after a natural disaster life goes on.
 
2012-10-30 02:20:28 PM  
If they were actually running in hurricane weather, I would join in the mockery. The weather seems relatively clear though, so I see no reason for them not to be out. I would probably be out for a leisurely stroll myself, ogling the damage.
 
2012-10-30 02:24:40 PM  
Actually all those runners are running on the border, outside, Central Park. None of those shots are from the park interior. Granted, that doesn't stop the border tree branches from falling on anyone, but still; not inside Central Park.
 
2012-10-30 02:25:45 PM  
Get your exercise helping with the cleanup instead. Asshats.
 
2012-10-30 02:27:07 PM  
They should be tapering if their race is this weekend. No amount of training at this point is going to help them on Sunday.

Tapering doesn't mean you stop running completely. It's important to do short 3-5 mile runs to stay loose. They aren't training at this point, they are maintaining conditioning.
 
2012-10-30 02:27:38 PM  

cgraves67: If they were actually running in hurricane weather, I would join in the mockery. The weather seems relatively clear though, so I see no reason for them not to be out. I would probably be out for a leisurely stroll myself, ogling the damage.


I seemed to have missed it in TFA, but are these pictures pre-hurricane or post? Pre-hurricane running seems a bit reckless, but if you left plenty of time to return to account for the storm landing sooner than expected, then no big deal. Post-hurricane running seems like something people would do without a second thought. Do people not run the morning after it rains pretty much everywhere?
 
2012-10-30 02:29:19 PM  
If Gabriel wants to roller blade, Gabriel roller blades.
 
2012-10-30 02:32:53 PM  

TheOtherMisterP: They should be tapering if their race is this weekend. No amount of training at this point is going to help them on Sunday.

Tapering doesn't mean you stop running completely. It's important to do short 3-5 mile runs to stay loose. They aren't training at this point, they are maintaining conditioning.


Delaying it a day or two is not going to have any adverse affect come race time. I've had my best times doing very little in the days leading up to a race.
 
2012-10-30 02:33:10 PM  

Gunny Highway: If Gabriel wants to roller blade, Gabriel roller blades.

 
2012-10-30 02:37:53 PM  
Delaying it a day or two is not going to have any adverse affect come race time. I've had my best times doing very little in the days leading up to a race.

But why bother delaying a run at all? That's the whole point of mocking subby for the dumbass tag. There was no reason NOT to go running in New York Sunday afternoon.
 
2012-10-30 02:38:19 PM  
I would mock, but the photos gave me nothing to work with. The video, perhaps, but wtf. As a Californian, I have to say that I've seen the stupidest exhibition of disaster jogging ever. During a recent "fire-season" with 3 brush fires burning within a 50 mile radius of my home, and visible soot raining down from the sky, I witnessed multiple, let me repeat, MULTIPLE joggers out for a run. This was not a "got caught" in the disaster kind of thing. It went on all day. The sky was blood red-orange, ash was floating to the ground, and people were running. I will never see anything dumber, well, perhaps, joggers running through a firefight on a battlefield may top it.
 
2012-10-30 02:38:22 PM  
I wouldn't be surprised if the guy with nothing better to do than taking pictures of jogging strangers could stand to lose a few pounds himself.
 
2012-10-30 02:38:23 PM  

TheOtherMisterP: I assume dumbass tag is for subby?

The city was closing down, streets were empty, it was nice and cool - no risk of overheating. Sounds like a great time to go for a run.


I've run in snowstorms, in the last hurricane that went through NYC, many light and heavy rainstorms since I've been out in California. I love doing it--it gets you out to see the storm, and that getting out makes it so I feel fine for drinking the rest of the day.
 
2012-10-30 02:38:50 PM  
I think we've found the candidate for the dumbest list article ever conceived.
 
2012-10-30 02:44:02 PM  
It can't be any more stupid than going out and taking pictures of closed park entrances.
 
2012-10-30 02:47:09 PM  
Hey, wow, look at how special New Yorkers are. They are jogging! What a unique statement on their lives and locale!
 
2012-10-30 02:49:05 PM  

hammettman: I witnessed multiple, let me repeat, MULTIPLE joggers out for a run.


Joggers are nuts. End of story.
 
2012-10-30 02:49:58 PM  
why even run?

won't someone think of the automobiles? the POOR FLOODED MISTREATED AUTOMOBILES!!

/lazy farker
 
2012-10-30 02:55:45 PM  
Stupid joggers. Making an attempt to maintain their health. Ignoring wet ground, throwing caution to the non-evident wind.
 
2012-10-30 02:55:47 PM  
Ha ha ha.... only in New Yaaahhhk!
 
2012-10-30 02:56:42 PM  
freeforever: I wouldn't be surprised if the guy with nothing better to do than taking pictures of jogging strangers could stand to lose a few pounds himself.

I've walked home in a cat 1 hurricane before (when I was 6 living in the Caribbean). Lived a bit inland (on a mountainous island) so the sustained winds were not at full blast.

These guys are jogging and it's not even actively raining. I'm sure they've got plenty of time to get a run in before the leading edge hits. Unless you're IN the storm surge, there's really not much difference between a hurricane and a strong winter storm.

// my umbrella broke and water in the street overflowed into my galoshes, so maybe 1 foot deep water in the street.

// we were afraid to hop over the downed power lines, because you know, TV teaches you that water conducts electricity, and there's water everywhere. But now I think a power line that lands in water gets shorted, or the current gets cut at the station or something.
 
2012-10-30 02:57:13 PM  

theorellior: hammettman: I witnessed multiple, let me repeat, MULTIPLE joggers out for a run.

Joggers are nuts. End of story.


True. This has nothing to do with them being New Yorkers. I run while festooned with ice packs, water packs, and water bottles to keep up training on hot days (Phoenix summers). I'm sure people think I'm an idiot. Don't care.
 
2012-10-30 02:58:07 PM  
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2012-10-30 03:01:22 PM  
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2012-10-30 03:01:59 PM  
The first person reported to be seriously injured in the storm was a jogger who was out running and got hit by a tree branch. Bloomberg stopped just short of calling her a farking dumbass on TV.
 
2012-10-30 03:02:45 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awyiiK7JLHQ
 
2012-10-30 03:03:07 PM  
They were looking for an open Starbucks
 
2012-10-30 03:03:17 PM  

TheOtherMisterP: Delaying it a day or two is not going to have any adverse affect come race time. I've had my best times doing very little in the days leading up to a race.

But why bother delaying a run at all? That's the whole point of mocking subby for the dumbass tag. There was no reason NOT to go running in New York Sunday afternoon.


Oh, please continue to mock subby. There's nothing in those photos that suggest people shouldn't be running. (I did my long run in a torrential downpour on Saturday). I was just pointing out that it wasn't necessary for those who are racing on Sunday.

On a slight threadjack, I heard that the NYC marathon was going to become a race that you have to qualify for, like Boston.
 
2012-10-30 03:04:30 PM  
I went for a 5 mile run in far worse than that last night. No gym in 20 minutes or anything, just pointing out that people do actually run in inclement weather.
 
2012-10-30 03:05:33 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: theorellior: hammettman: I witnessed multiple, let me repeat, MULTIPLE joggers out for a run.

Joggers are nuts. End of story.

True. This has nothing to do with them being New Yorkers. I run while festooned with ice packs, water packs, and water bottles to keep up training on hot days (Phoenix summers). I'm sure people think I'm an idiot. Don't care.


I am not saying that joggers are nuts. As a former jogger, I understand dedication. I would call you prepared if you run festooned with ice packs and water on hot days. If you run during a dust storm, however, I would call you an idiot.
 
2012-10-30 03:12:17 PM  
Jogging = how to be an AW and "exercize" at the same time.
 
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