Who would jog in jeans? More people than you would think.
JoggingJeans.com was started purely as a joke. A joke to make my husband laugh. The story goes like this: My husband and I were waiting for the start of a Pittsburgh 5K that started on the Clemente bridge (I think it was the Pittsburgh Charities 5K Home Run). There was a guy in front of us, stretching and looking as if he was preparing to run IN JEANS. We said to each other, “What the heck!?” and “He HAS to be here just waiting for the start of a race with a ‘real’ runner, right?” When they guy turned around and we saw the race number pinned to his shirt, we started laughing. I said, “I wish I had a camera.” My husband said, “That would be a good idea for a website – people could send in pictures of people running in jeans.” A few months later, I pulled some pictures off the web and started it just a joke between the two of us. The next thing I know people were submitting photos, Runner’s World was linking to it, and here we over a hundred thousand views later. So to the man, in jeans, stretching and preparing to run the beautiful North Shore of Pittsburgh on that April morning, this blog came about all because of you! [Hug.]
Lastly, this website isn’t about making fun of people. Really, it isn’t. The beauty of running is that you don’t need special clothes or equipment or even shoes. In my opinion, jean-wearing joggers are more awesome than most runners. But, still, I don’t understand it and always think it is funny when I see it. Jeans in the gym? Now that is another story. If you can afford a gym membership, you can afford a pair of workout shorts.
JoggingJeans.com is a site dedicated to collecting and publishing photographs of people jogging and exercising in jeans! It relies on people like you to submit photos of people jogging or exercising in JEANS or JEAN SHORTS to joggingjeans [at] gmail [dot] com.
Please do not send:
1. Kids running or playing in jeans – that isn’t funny.
2. People running after a bus, robbing a liquor store, or some other situation that is clearly not exercise – that isn’t funny either.
A note about anonymous submissions: JoggingJeans.com relies on the submissions of viewers. If the photos submitted were not taken by the person that submits it, I attempt an exhaustive online search so that I am crediting the appropriate source. PLEASE, if you know the original source of any picture that you see on JoggingJeans.com, let me know and I will immediately update it.