If you ever wanted a firsthand experience of what its like to run the New York City Marathon, we suggest you head over to Richard Blais' Vine account.

The Food Network personality and celebrity marathon participant is "Live Vining" every step of his 26.2 trek through the Big Apple. With winds gusting at speeds of up to 35-45 MPH and temperatures hovering around 42 degrees, Blais is actually doing us a favor by letting us enjoy one of the coldest NYC Marathons on record from the comforts of our smartphones.

Check out Blais' first Vine of the day below and head over to the chef's Vine account for race updates throughout the morning.

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