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Posted by Jill on June 17, 2013
Good afternoon, Caller. Do you have a question for me, the All-Knowing Running Expert?
Question Asker: I am an awesome runner but I want to take it to another level and be more awesome. What can I do?
Me: Consider running a half marathon in full length jeans and Chuck Taylors.
Question Asker: Um…I don’t know. It seems like that would slow me down.
Me: Wrong. A guy at the Alpine Classic Half on May 25th did it and his awesomeness level is off the charts. The power of denim helped him rock a second place overall finish.
And if you, Dear Readers, question my running credentials, Runner’s World’s Mark Remy says that you CAN run in Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars. See for yourself.
BONUS: Josh was also representin’ at the Alpine Half in jorts:
Posted by Jill on June 12, 2013
People should come to me for running advice.
Question Asker: Jill, I haven’t set a new PR in awhile. Any advice for me?
Question Asker: Huh?
Me: Do it.
Question Asker: But…
Me: Shut up.
Question Asker: Jill, I’d love a first place finisher’s medal at my upcoming race. What can I do?
Me: Wear jorts at the race.
Question Asker: That doesn’t make any sense.
Me: Shut up.
I’d then tell them both that there is evidence already that there is REAL running power in denim.
And if they still don’t believe me then I’ll say, “The following things happened JUST YESTERDAY, Bitches!!”:
[From our latest love, Brett, after his Chicago race]
How long is it going to take for you to learn, My Friends? Wear jorts. Run your heart out. Reap the rewards. (Don’t forget the most important part: take pictures and send them to me). Do it.
Posted by Jill on June 9, 2013
[hangs head in regret]
It was just recently that I said that I had more jean-jogging boyfriends than I could manage and was
forced to ready to share.
Too soon. I said it too soon. And since my word is solid, I won’t go back on it. I’m cool like that. My loss is your gain. My
massive loss is your humungous gain.
Posted by Jill on June 6, 2013
If a picture captures a man and woman running together in denim, it automatically wins the JoggingJeans.com “Cutest Couple” award. The first pictures we have seen were both related to my new friends, Tracey and Andrew.
The first picture was submitted BY them and was taken at the Brian K. Betts 5K in Washington DC last May:
The second picture was OF THEM taken at the Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon in Providence, Rhode Island last August:
Dear adorable guy and gal who are so happy in your running jeans,
Your “Cutest Couple” award is in the mail. Keep on doing what you do.
Your biggest fan,
Posted by Jill on May 31, 2013
If I ever travel to Baltimore, I am MOST CERTAINLY going to time my visit around a race being run by my favorite denim-wearing Baltimorean runners: aka Jort House Mafia. They’ve brought joy to me and JoggingJeans.com viewers multiple times in the past:
There were green jorts and denim skirt overalls (!) along with drinking at the KELLY St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K.
There were jorts and drinking at the Patterson Park Public Charter School: No Pain No Spain 5K.
There were jorts and NAKEDNESS (and I’m assuming drinking) at the the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K.
While on vacation, I was alerted that they ran the Baltimore Color Run IN JORTS!
That heart Mike is flashing in picture #1? It is for me. So step off, Ladies. Seriously.
Posted by Jill on May 29, 2013
Posted by Jill on May 25, 2013
Imagine if you had a traumatic brain injury for a moment.
Okay, I know this isn’t usual JoggingJeans.com lightheartedness, but bear with me for a second.
Imagine if you had a traumatic brain injury. What would you do?
I know I would not take on the feat of running from one side of Canada to the other in order to raise awareness for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors, that is for sure.
But, David McGuire, that is what he did and called it a “Run to Remember.” And this is AFTER David’s family was told that he may never walk or talk again. One year after his injury, he ran his first marathon. And soon thereafter pulled off the amazing feat of running a marathon a day across Canada, departing from St. John’s Newfoundland and completed his amazing feat 8 1/2 months later in Victoria.
So why am I telling you this? Just wait:
Posted by Jill on May 23, 2013
Posted by Jill on May 21, 2013
Although I missed him when I was on the sidelines cheering on my new friend, Andrew, there was another runner at the Pittsburgh Marathon 5K in denim.
I need your help…
- If I get $100, I’ll run in jeans. Whoever breaks the $100 threshold decides whether those jeans are cut offs, and if so, how short.
- If I break $200, I’ll wear a suit and tie. I have no idea what the weather will be like. But i’ll be the best dressed runner, I assure you.
- If I break $300, I’ll skip the entire last mile. No, not bail out, I mean skip like in hop scotch. For a mile.
- Guess what, I’m on call for work next weekend too. It’s only fitting then, if I break $400, I’ll open a conference call and give all donors the info to dial in and I’ll give live progress updates for the duration of the race.
- If I break $500, I will do ALL OF THE THINGS.
You all have heard me talk about the L.I.V.I.N.G Ministry before. It’s one of the best ministries to the homeless, struggling, hungry, and forgotten public in Pittsburgh. Not only the mission, but the staff are by far the most focused, compassionate, and passionate people I’ve ever encountered.
Apparently, he met is $500 fundraising goal. Here is a picture of him running IN JEANS and a suit jacket:
And here he is skipping across the finish line:
Josh, contact me. We are destined to be friends.
Posted by Jill on May 19, 2013