The “+ More” = Red Rock Canyon
My trip to Las Vegas was wonderful. It felt like I was gone for a month and, as hoped, relaxed and stuffed myself stupid (the evidence: I gained 6 pounds in a week – ugh!). But I am here to share with you a little gem that can be found about 20 miles outside of Vegas called Red Rock Canyon. It was breathtaking. If you get a chance to go there for a little sightseeing or hiking, do it. It will be a welcomed break from the casino chaos. It is even the site of what I think would be a pretty spectacular half marathon.
Posted by Jill on April 10, 2014
There are three upcoming races that you MUST know about:
- My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE group of denim runners are again heading to the Kelly St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K this year with the team name of “Suns Out Jorts Out.” If you are in the Baltimore area on March 16th, head to the race, look for the group of people wearing jorts with smiles on their faces and beer in their hands.
- My new friends over at Wingate University are doing it again! The 2014 Wingate Jorts Mile will be held on the Wingate campus (North Carolina) on March 23rd. The pictures from last year’s inaugural race were AMAZING and even led to my How to Guide for Running a Denim-Themed Race.
- And, finally, Trish (@runfreetrl) shared with me a race going on in her town of Canton, MI on June 14th, the Canton Liberty Run. The theme this year is “Stars, Stripes, and Jorts.” Here is the good part:
I want pictures, lots and lots of pictures.
The “+ More” = My Absence
What’s up, Friends? I am sorry that I have been slacking in my posts. I have a good excuse though: I quit a job that was sucking the life out of me. An entire department of smart, educated professionals were micromanaged, treated unfairly, and bullied (strong word, I know, but it is appropriate). I only had the job for 8 months and knew it was time to go. I was fortunate to find another job right way – a FANTASTIC job with wonderful people where we are all valued and respected.
The stress associated with the change has taken a toll on me and this website was the thing that I had to temporarily let go. But all is good again in Jill-World. Thanks to all of you that reached out to see if I was okay. [hug]
Posted by Jill on March 10, 2014
If it doesn’t yet seem like the cool thing to do – even after seeing photographic evidence of Jeff Galloway
and Nick Symmonds
running in denim – then hold onto your $60 tech-materialed running shorts because they are about to be BLOWN OFF.
How about Bart Yasso – BART F’ING YASSO - at the @RunningUSA
3 mile run this morning IN JORTS?
for being the first to let me know about this!
Posted by Jill on February 11, 2014
It is not a title-tease. JoggingJeans.com does not disappoint, my testosterone-infused viewers.
boobs Ellen Pompeo, photo courtesy of theblemish.com.
butt Camila Alves (with Matthew McConaughey).
Both are, oddly, running in jeans.
Posted by Jill on January 24, 2014
Thanks to Chuck for his photo from the Relay For Life in Arlington, WA.
Apparently, the oddball at this charity race is the guy dressed appropriately in a t-shirt, shorts, and running shoes. Notice all the people running in coats, hoodies, wings(!), and JEANS around him on this June day.
Posted by Jill on January 18, 2014
Edmonton Thunder Track and Field Club called it “Jeans 400.” The rules were clear:
It is simple, one lap of the outdoor track or two laps of the indoor track, from a standing start, wearing nothing but you most stylish jeans and footwear of your choice (spikes, runners, flats, work boots, slippers everything goes). NO shirts (ladies are allowed to wear a sports bra, if they choose to), no cut offs jeans, no synthetics, no knock offs. Jeans must be 100% full length denim. And of course the objective is to win! As in fastest time takes the title!
And the laugh out loud statement: Cause running in jeans makes you look extra fast!!
The dates say 2007. They called it an “inaugural” event. Emails went unanswered. Joggingjeans.com readers are wondering if this awesome event is still around.
Posted by Jill on January 15, 2014
Old people who jog are awesome no matter what they wear. Don’t laugh at them.
Posted by Jill on January 13, 2014
Today’s photo was submitted by Josh, a runner and incredible photographer, and taken during the 2008 San Francisco marathon.
So we all agree that it is weird to run a marathon in jeans, right? But it is WAY more weird to run a marathon carrying an obviously heavy bag on your back. Isn’t marathon running hard enough?
Is it possible that this couple just robbed a bank, the bag is filled with stacks of 100s, and they thought the SF marathon would be good cover for their get-away?
It made me think of these cute bank robber costumes posted over on Best Race Costumes recently.
Posted by Jill on January 9, 2014
Wishing all of you a blessed and happy holiday!
Posted by Jill on December 24, 2013
Guys, ever wonder about the REAL rules to running shirtless? Look no further – the full guide is here.
The “+ More”
Thanks to everyone that weighed in on my Mad Men question. I started season 2.
Posted by Jill on December 6, 2013