Running Costumes with Denim – Rick and Lori Grimes (Walking Dead)

As you can imagine, I see A LOT of different race costumes (and race signs for that matter). I am always impressed when something creative and new emerges. If you are a Walking Dead fan, you can appreciate this costume. The fact that the runners are in jeans just makes it all the better.

WalkingDeadThanks, All, for hanging out with me this week. As always, send your Halloween race costumes pictures to JoggingJeans@gmail.com.

Running Costumes with Denim – Man Taking Shower

To see all of the past running costumes with denim, click here.

Running Costumes with Denim – Despicable Me Minions

Jean jogging submission from my sister!

I received the following three texts in succession while my sister was preparing to run the Fort Worth Jingle Bell Run on December 1, 2012.

Omy gosh the first time I have ever seen someone in jeans at a race. She was wearing a bib!!! I couldn’t get her from the front because I didn’t want to get busted taking her pic!!!

Lea1

Ha ha ok apparently this is more of a “fun run” that I thought. This guy in jeans too!!!

Lea3

Ok, I quit now, everybody is freakin in jeans and it is 85 degrees here! So ridiculous!!!!

Lea2

Another denim jackpot race. Clearly.

Before I give you all the details about my sister’s blog, I need a favor. After you clickity click on over there and read a few posts, please DO NOT leave comments like, “Hey, I found you through your sister’s awesome jogging in jeans site.” or “How great is it having JoggingJeans.com’s creator as a sister?”

Wanna know why?

Because unlike my sister who is very open and sharing of her online presence, I am quiet about mine. In fact, there are only a handful of people from my real life that know that I have this site.

You: Why, Jill? You are awesome and crack me up with your exercising in denim photos and commentary. Don’t be ashamed.

Me: Aww…this is why I love you. But most people do not share our weird sense of humor. Most people don‘t get the same joy that we do from viewing pictures of awesome/ridiculous people exercising in jeans.

You: No!

Me: Yes!

So if you mention “sister” and JoggingJeans.com in a comment on her site, my mom will be calling me, “Tsk, tsk, don’t you have better things to do with your spare time?” And at the next wedding or funeral I attend, it is guaranteed that uncles and cousins will be all, “[arm nudge] Jog in any jeans lately? Harhar!” Some will silently wonder to themselves, “What is wrong with that girl?” Others will ask, “What does your husband think of your who-knows-how-many boyfriends?” And I’ll have to politely laugh and try to explain….[ugh] just don’t make me go there. Please.

With that said, my beautiful sister’s name is Lea. Her blog is Running for Dummies. Unlike me, she is a “real” runner. Unlike me, she is a fabulous writer. And she recently opened herself up in a way that is just amazing and really brave – I’m super proud of her.

Turkey Trottin’

A big thanks to Jenn who sent me two pictures from her Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot in Berlin, Wisconsin.

First is a guy in jogging khakis:

And a woman getting ready to run in a denim skirt (!):

Denim for a Cure UPDATE

It has been awhile since we’ve talked about Josher and Denim for a Cure. You remember them, don’t you? After Josher’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, he began a campaign to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute through Huntsman Hometown Heros. After JoggingJeans.com readers were kick-ass with their generosity and donated a whopping $1000 in UNDER A WEEK (!), Josher ran the Salt Lake City Half Marathon in April in head-to-toe denim.

[group hug]

I’m happy to report that his mom is doing well – she finished her radiation therapy last month, and she’s really looking forward to moving onto the holidays feeling healthy. She is grateful for all the thoughts and prayers she’s gotten from complete strangers.

[another group hug where I hang on and squeeze a bit too long and make you all uncomfortable]

The great part is that Josher is still at it. Here he is running the St. George Marathon. I’ve officially designated him as the captain of Team Jorts:

As always, you can still donate to this great cause. My offer still stands to love you forever if you do.

Stride and Loads and Loads of Joy

Tracey, Stride and Joy blogger, submitted a picture of a jean-jogging couple back in May that she saw during the 21st race of her 52 Weeks, 52 Runs quest.

Tracey is also responsible for the only other jean-jogging couple picture we have seen here on JoggingJeans.com. This time the picture is OF her and her super-awesome husband, Andrew, IN JORTS! They ran the Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon in Providence, Rhode Island relay (her race #37).

I had so much love for Tracey before. There are no words for my love for these two now.

Tracey and Andrew’s race made me decide to start a blog roll to highlight those runners that have received the highest levels of my love. Check out the “Bloggers who Jogged in Jeans” box to your right and love them as much as I do. Want to be a part of this elite list? Ya know what ya gotta do!

Zombie runners IN JEANS

I get to make the rules, so shut it.

I wrote earlier about how I get pictures of “race supporters” running IN JEANS on occasion from viewers. The provocative and informative post educated you on how to point them out and how you only get half credit from me for sending me pictures of these jean-wearing runners.

The exception to the rule is when I get a picture from Dan. Pictures that he sends to me, no matter what the subject, are worth quadruple credit. This one was taken during marathon #7 in San Francisco in his quest to run 12 marathons in 12 months in 2012.

“… I was trying to take a picture of one of the steep hills that we were running down so snapped a picture behind me.  When I got home and looked at the pics, lo and behold, there was someone running in jeans!!!  Enjoy!”

There were also several paragraphs in his email where he professed his undying love for me. However, I won’t be sharing those parts with you, Envious Readers, because that shit is private. ;)

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