Jeans at the gym paired with unhealthy beverages

Milkshake

TwoCokes

McDonalds

BigGulp

2014 = the year of “I suck at running.”

Most of you: “I sign up for races to keep me motivated and on track with my training. I need to have a goal.” [creates detailed training schedule and does a fairly good job of sticking to it]

Me (phase 1): “I sign up for races to keep me motivated and on track with my training. I need to have a goal.” [creates detailed training schedule]

Me (phase 2): “Running feels so terrible. I will wait a bit and begin training closer to race day.” [reworks training schedule]

Me (phase 3): “Why should I be miserable during training runs AND during the race? Why not be miserable just once on race day?” [violently rips up training schedule]

Me (race day): “I hate myself so much.”

If you couldn’t tell, 2014 has been the year of running races untrained. The particular races where I sucked at running? Here ya go:

  • 2014 Pittsburgh Half Marathon (May)
  • Great Race 10K (September)
  • Pittsburgh EQT 10 miler (last week)

In Maybe Marathoner fashion, here is the analysis of the last few moments of last week’s race:Mile9.9But, the good news is that the weight lifter in me has been rockin’ in at the gym. Showing up every morning as the doors are unlocked and bouncing  from my pre-workout drink of who-knows-what chemicals to get started. And then very once in awhile, I get a gym bonus – today’s was seeing this lovely lady in her embroidered-pocket jeans on the elliptical.

Elliptical

I see London, I see France…

…I see jeans and underpants. At the gym.

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Wonder if she would have been faster than @DavidRoadRunner without the jorts?

HeroBecause there IS evidence of the real running power of denim. And more here for those of you that still aren’t convinced.

A way to ease into jogging in jeans

Not sure if jogging in jeans is right for you? Here is a way to ease into it:

Half

MileyAll we need is for Miley Cyrus to go for a run in these badboys and she will be the OFFICIAL poster child for jogging in jeans. ‘Cause she already did it once. Oh wait, twice.

Quiz #3 for my dear readers: Are these people dressed appropriately for their TRICEP workout?

Do you hate that I am always quizzing you when you come visit me here?

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I don’t know you, but I love you. Lots.

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A race with a Jazziest Jorts Award

Trish told me about it. I told you about it. The Canton Liberty Run was held on June 14th. The theme was is “Stars, Stripes, and Jorts.”

Despite my rockin’ cyber searching skilz, I was only able to find a few pictures from the event. Fortunately, they are FABULOUS pictures:

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Race Directors! It is TIME for a denim-only run. Contact me. I have a bazillion brilliant ideas swimming around in my head.

Quiz #2 for my dear readers: Are these people dressed appropriately for their BICEP workout?

Were you paying attention last week? If so, the quiz question this week should be easy for you.

Bicep

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Quiz #1 for my dear readers: Are these people dressed appropriately for their ab workout?

Abdominal

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Psst…the answer is no.

 

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