This is my idea of marketing brilliance:
The Brooklyn Cyclones are inviting Williamsburg’s bearded and skinny jean-ed set to Coney Island for their own special night at the ballgame, dubbed Williamsburg Night. This is going down on July 5th, and their flyer notes that any bearded fans receive special vouchers, and those wearing skinny jeans can run the bases after the game (source).
I hope there is video of this – lots and lots of video!
UPDATE: So sad to hear that the “run the bases” event was cancelled.
Posted by Jill on June 3, 2012
I feel very fortunate to be the one to share with you the story of a young man named Lazar Rišar.
Lazar is 17 years old and lives in Sombor, Serbia. His family consists of his father, step-mother, and 10 siblings. He is uneducated (as in he can only write is name and read basic numbers). His family is very poor.
One day this past May, when he was leaving church, he noticed activity in the town square. As he approached the crowds, he saw people handing out race numbers. He took one for the 2K Fun Run. However, as the race continued, he decided to keep running with the half-marathoners. He finished in 2 hours 22 minutes. The race organizers named him the “moral winner” of the 32nd Sombor Marathon.
He had no training except that he usually ran the 2 miles from the periphery to the center of his town.
His diet consists of meals provided by the Red Cross soup kitchen. No pre-race carb loading. No protein bars.
He had no special running gear. In fact, he ran the race in JEANS and very worn casual shoes.
Check him out:
When people asked him how he managed to run the race, the extremely polite and well-mannered young man said modestly: “It was not difficult, I was not even tired. I ran as best I could…God gave me strength.”
After his story was made public, the Sports Association of Sombor gave him a pair of running shoes. His response was of gratefulness but stated that he would prefer the opportunity to work and earn them on his own.
How great is this kid? The JoggingJeans.com Awesomeness Award has been officially bestowed upon Lazar Rišar. Don’t even bother nominating someone else. It is Lazar’s award. Forever.
I must give a BIG thanks to Milica who first introduced me to Lazar and translated the Serbian articles so I could have all the details. Please spread the word about this great kid!
Posted by Jill on November 9, 2011
Sometimes jogging in jeans might equal criminal activity.
(UPDATE: Wes Hazard expanded on his tweet above in a post on his blog. Check it out!)
Although one of the “rules” for this site is to not include people clearly not jogging for exercise (e.g., someone running for a bus in jeans isn’t funny), I am making an exception with this post because these men made the news with their alleged jogging jean mischief.
Meet Joseph Eichmann and Erik Toothman.
These “joggers” have been arrested for allegedly attempting to steal $11,000 worth of construction materials from the Central Bucks East High School construction site.
Enjoy their reason for being near the construction site:
Eichmann told the officer that they routinely come to the area to jog. He said he lives in Broomall but discovered the jogging path when he had worked for Four Winds Construction at the school. He no longer worked there due to a back injury, but the injury was “fine” for running, even in work boots, like those he was wearing, he told police.
“Both men were muddy, police said. Toothman also claimed to be out for a jog, and said he has no problem jogging in jeans, according to court records.
I gotta feeling no one is buying what these two are selling.
UPDATE: The charges for burglary, theft, and others were withdrawn, but both men are still being prosecuted for criminal trespass and conspiracy, both third degree felonies.
Posted by Jill on October 19, 2011