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WORLD PREMIERE: NY Rogue Runners’ 2nd Annual Dizzy Bat Race – THE MOVIE

if you came across this video and have no idea what this is about, refer to my previous post:

New York Rogue Runners’ 2nd Annual Dizzy Bat Race

and, before you see it anywhere else, the world premiere of NYRR’s 2nd Annnual Dizzy Bat Race, the MOVIE!!!

somehow we all made it unharmed, unvomited, and with a big smile on (towards the bar!)


in case you didn’t see the other videos in the previous post, here is Juan’s video

and my video…. which I think had enough material for five movies…

New York Rogue Runners’ 2nd Annual Dizzy Bat Race – funniest thing you’ll see all weekend

Okay, first let me clean up my tears. You’ll see what I mean.

I’ve talked about New York Rogue Runners before. I did their Hot Dog Challenge this past march, remember? Well, I didn’t finish it, but I attented it…

This time, the 2nd Annual Dizzy Bat Race, involved no food but I was still scarred from my lack of any skill for anything so I was just there for support, cause Juan wanted to try it. These was the deal:

Rules: Each competitor will compete individually, for time. To begin, each competitor must take ten spins on the bat at home plate. Upon completion of the 10th rotation, competitors will run the bases, in order. Vomiting is permitted; straying into the infield is not.

Competitors must tag up at each base. Chewing tobacco is frowned upon. The winner shall be the competitor who makes it to home base in the least amount of time. Intercourse without foreplay shall not count.

Anyway, I get dizzy just by being alive so I wasn’t going to do it…

Race Director Claire explaining the rules

Race Director Claire explaining the rules

First, Claire goes, then Baker, then Neal…

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I don’t think the pictures show how funny this can turn… I have video for Juan’s turn. Note what happens when he tries to start “running”

It’s like he’s jumping in place or something. He fell hard on the woodchips under the tree, and got a little scrape. I promise you his running form is a LOT better than that!!

More pictures before I make you cry, because you know what’s coming…

Baker taking a GO

Baker taking a GO

erica baker

Abbe going for it!

Abbe going for it!


Juan… who had never FALLEN IN HIS LIFE. or something



I seriously didn’t stop laughing at any point

Anyway, they insisted, I said yes, because… I can’t say no to anything stoopid. So, here:

I just couldn’t stay upright. At all. I really wanted to give up after the first fall. I was SOOOO dizzy I couldn’t hold it together for a second… oh well, I am not perfect, okay?

Also, if I had thought of competing, I probably wouldn’t have worn those short tights!


Vertically Challenged State

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Th truth is, I was the slowest, BUT I didn’t vomit as I did last time, AND I finished it, so I think that’s a HUGE improvement. PLUS, there was a group 10 yards away having all this delicious barbeque, I think I deserve huge props just by staying put and not wandering away!

There was an official ceremony, the winner got a check for $9.50 (the price of a beer at Yankee Stadium), a Derek Jeter mask, and a stub hub certificate for a sporting event… plus the right to make fun of me: the slowest one of them all!


Seriously, ridiculously, FUN


The competitors and the winner at the bottom. Thanks Erica for most of these pictures!

Can’t wait for the next one… The Wheelbarrow/Three-Legged Duathlon

oh wait, wait, there is more…

WORLD PREMIERE: NY Rogue Runners’ 2nd Annual Dizzy Bat Race – THE MOVIE

The Sprinkler WitchHunt Theorem

Today we got up early (which is 7 am for me!) to get the run out of the way. It was gonna be HOT (and my runs Tuesday and Wednesday had been super hot and slow. So, I woke up, saw this (keep in mind, this almost feels like 100 at 7:30 AM!)

feels like 96, at freaking 7:30 am!

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for you all europeans! (Davide!)

and braced myself. I drenched my sports bra and shorts before putting them on. Wore my superwet thickest headband, my hair dripping, and was all ready.

Still, this was the run felt like!


Mmmmm of course I decided Juan and I would do repeat Harlem Hill loops. No, I am NOT kidding. Weather is going to wild on me? ME TOO!!!

Then, we added a few miles on the briddle path, chasing every single sprinkler out there. We’d stop, get soaked, keep going. It really was fun. You can call that a “fun” run through hell.

PS: weirdest thing happened- I got a tan!! We were running in the shade and just one hour of running. I run at that hour all the time and I never got the tan lines before. I think the air was baking me or something about the uv index maybe (I have no idea!), but I had crazy three-hours-at-the-beach tan lines. Juan did too. This weather is just wacko.

Now work, ice pops, and a fun race later: The 2nd Annual Dizzy Bat Race. If we don’t melt before. Slurpees for lunch!!


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