All posts tagged jogging in jeans
Posted by Jill on May 21, 2013
Hi. I’m taking a quick break from my blogging hiatus to share with you what I saw today.
I am on vacation in a resort in the beautiful wilderness of Vermont. My days have been spent resting, relaxing, recharging, and taking in the GORGEOUS beauty of this state.
Today, we took a ride to the city of Burlington and while walking from historic Church Street to Burlington Waterfront Park, a guy IN jeans ran past us!
Posted by Jill on May 14, 2013
All you running apparel snobs better hang onto your overpriced visors. The running-in-denim craze is sweeping the WORLD! London Marathon. April 21, 2013. Count ‘em: 1, 2, 3 people in jeans. At least three. There were probably more. A LOT more.
1. Danny Price, the brother of English celeb Katy Price, ran the full marathon IN JEANS in support of Jeans for Genes. I wrote about him and the charity here after he donned denim for the Brighton Half Marathon.
2. This dude rockin’ jeans and a leather jacket. He’s obviously not racing for speed, but he’s won my heart.
3. And this thing. Am I supposed to know what it is? Who cares. Just love it because it supports running in jeans.
Posted by Jill on April 26, 2013
[ALTERNATIVE TITLE: Don't take a picture of my butt and send it to me.]
INKnBURNS’s True Blue Performance Denim Capris are versatile for all of your workouts. They are comfortable and cute too!
Long version of review:
At least once a week, someone is emailing, commenting, Tweeting, texting (hey, Sis!) me about INKnBURN and their denim line of clothing. If you aren’t familiar with INKnBURN, I would describe them as a company that manufactures workout apparel “with an edge.” If you aren’t familiar with their “performance denim” line, it is comprised of clothes made of tech material with the look of denim. And the line is extensive: pants, skirt, shorts, tank, jacket, even a sports bra and headband! So, when given the opportunity to receive and review a pair of their True Blue INB Performance Denim Capris, I jumped at the chance.
For me, the ideal piece of exercise apparel is versatile – it takes me from the weight room to the yoga studio to the road/trails. I am far too much of a minimalist to have workout wear that must match all the different activities I enjoy. Additionally, my other criteria for exercise apparel is that I don’t want to THINK about it. If I am wearing something that itches or tugs or bunches or rubs, I can’t ignore it. Many workouts have been ruined (i.e. stopped early) due to the fact that I am distracted and/or uncomfortable.
Enter True Blue INB Performance Denim Capris. I wore them running. I wore them in the weight room. I wore them to a power yoga class.
Overall, they are a high-quality product. Material, stitching…all good.
There was the perfect amount of stretch. Enough that you could wear them more than once without washing them (shut up, you know you do this) and they still retained their clingy stretchiness during subsequent wear(s). But, unlike compression-type pants, they aren’t gut-squeezing tight and limiting movement.
They were breathable and moisture-wicking. These aren’t for winter weather but in a moderate to hot environment, you will have no worries about staying cool and dry.
No tags! Nothing to scratch, rub, or irritate. Yes, the name and washing instructors are “burned” or embedded in the fabric. BRILLIANT!
I feel like I can say that I “almost jogging in jeans” while wearing them because they REALLY look like denim! From the front, they might be able to pass for blue workout clothes, but the waistband stitching and back pocket stitching…yeah, jeans all the way.
I was a bit nervous wearing them because…well, you KNOW why. The look like jeans and I am wearing them to exercise.
Running: I wore them twice. The first time, I was out on a run by myself. As I passed walkers, I secretly hoped they weren’t JoggingJeans.com viewers and scrambling for their phones to take a picture of me. Thank goodness that my Twitter feed and email inbox have been empty of pictures of my own butt in “jeans.” And then I wore them this morning on a run with the BEST running group, Steel City Road Runners Club. It is comprised of a fantastic group of runners – heck, a fantastic group of people that are supportive and encouraging and passionate about the sport. Today’s run was a “blue out” training run to show our solidarity with all those affected by the tragedy in Boston. Given that these are the only blue pants I own, it seemed like a no-brainer to wear them. During and after the run, several people asked about them – most with a big smile and a “Hey, nice pants. Are they jeans?” or a “Did you just RUN in jeans!?” For those that didn’t ask, I’m sure they were wondering about the weirdo who was running in jeans.
The weight room: I was nervous about showing up in the gym. The weight room section of my gym is pretty hardcore and, being the only girl there, I work hard to NOT do things to draw attention to myself. So I wore these on the day when there were the fewest people (Sunday at 8:00a-I opened the place), and there were only a handful of people there. However, those damn mirrors everywhere wouldn’t let me forget that I was in “jeans.” Again, I was hoping the girl on the elliptical on her phone wasn’t photographing me.
Power yoga class: My wonderful instructor (who I mentioned in the only other review I did on this site) came up to me once class started and whispered in my ear, “I was very confused about these and was thinking, ‘Is she in jeans?!’ Cute.”
And a quick video of me at the gym in them. The weird ending is because I told Dear Husband to start the start the recording mid-set and end it as soon as I finished so I wouldn’t have to edit it. He didn’t, so you get it “as is” with his wife looking like an idiot.
To the gym rats: Don’t attack. I don’t normally do squats on the Smith machine. The regular squat racks were being used and this part of the gym was empty.
Final, VERY IMPORTANT words: As some of you know, I’m running my first half marathon in Pittsburgh in 2 weeks (cue freak out). These are the frontrunners as of now for my race day outfit. So if you see them (i.e. me) on May 5th, just say ‘hi.’ Please don’t photograph my ass and send it to me with the text, “Hey, I saw this lady at the Pittsburgh Marathon IN JEANS!”
Disclosure: The thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and based on my experience. I was provided the INKnBURN apparel free of charge for the purpose of a product review. I am under no obligation to return the product and can keep it for me own personal, continued use.
Posted by Jill on April 20, 2013
Do I really need more words than those in the title above?
Posted by Jill on April 13, 2013
Narrator: “Max is a sucessful nightclub owner with an aversion to traditional workout clothes. Doesn’t it look like he is fleeing a crime scene?”
So I might be a little biased, but I’m a fan before even watching the full episode. Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, and Elizabeth Perkins along with a jogging in jeans mention in the FIRST MINUTE of the pilot is a recipe for success!
(h/t EVERYONE who let me know about this awesomeness)
Posted by Jill on April 5, 2013
I think this is the last I-suck-at-managing-my-inbox post (although, if someone out there sent me something and I don’t even know I forgot about it, please let me know. Gosh, I can’t even imagine what old age is going to be like with my memory ALREADY this shitty).
This picture comes from Marilou, LUGS blogger, and was taken at Minoru Park in Richmond, BC. She was walking with her husband and got the urge to go for a jog IN JEANS.
And while I was just going to deliver a heartfelt apology to Marilou, she commented in the post that had my apology to Dan that she wanted a beer. So to Marilou: sorry I forgot about your email and, if you are ever in Pittsburgh, drinks are on me!
Posted by Jill on March 16, 2013
I am horrible at managing my email. Period.*
In the next few days, I’ll be posting several forgotten emails and pictures I have received. You WONDERFUL viewers saw jean-wearing exercisers, thought of me, took pictures, sent those pictures to me, and believed me when I said, “I’LL GET THESE UP NEXT WEEK!” [hangs head in shame]
The first forgotten picture comes from one of my favorite denim-clad runners, Dan, which was taken at a race in West Virginia. To apologize for my forgetfulness to Dan,
if when he comes to Pittsburgh, I will take him on my favorite run (up McArdle Roadway to Grandview Avenue) and afterwards I will buy him a Primanti’s sandwich and a beer.
* I have a colleague who has the same job as me and recently had to show me something on his computer. While we were talking, he opened up his email and his inbox was empty. EMPTY! I was all, “What the heck is that? An empty inbox?!” And he said, “Yeah, I take care of my shit right away. Nothing sits there.” So this interaction, combined with these forgotten JoggingJeans.com emails, has had me feeling especially bad about my email organization skills. Does anyone else have an empty inbox?!
Posted by Jill on March 14, 2013
From reader Jim:
“Saw this guy doing laps around Waneka Lake in Lafayette, CO. He was 3.6 miles in when this picture was taken. Ironically in an area known to have it’s fair share of cold winter days, it was about 60F when he decided to bust out the jeans and heavy sweater for his run.”
Posted by Jill on March 6, 2013
Danny Price (brother of UK celeb Katie Price) is running the London Marathon on April 21st IN JEANS in support of Jeans for Genes. In preparation for the race, he ran the Brighton Half Marathon on February 17th in those jeans.
Post-race, he reported minimal chafing, lots of support from other runners, and odd stares from spectators. LOVE IT!
Jeans for Genes is a national children’s charity which raises money for the care of children and families who are affected by genetic disorders. It also supports ground-breaking research into the causes and cures for these disorders. The charity also aims to raise awareness and understanding of genetics and what it means to live with a genetic disorder.
The charity’s main fundraising event is Jeans for Genes Day which takes place on the first Friday of October. Millions of people across the UK make a small donation to wear their jeans to work and to school.
From the Jeans for Genes blog:
Dan says “This charity is close to my heart, and like every other runner around the world when running, we all have our own reasons, story or journey behind why we do it! I had a huge insight last year when my sister was ambassador for the charity and this inspired me to represent them this year – and working on the theme Jeans for Genes Day, I will be running the VLM in a pair of jeans!”
Katie Price said: “My son, Harvey, has genetic disorders which is why Jeans for Genes Day is so close to my heart. This fundraising appeal does a great deal of work to provide vital care and support for thousands of children like Harvey who are affected by genetic disorders. I am so proud that my brother Daniel is running the Marathon for such a great cause! Go Dan!”
If you want to support Danny’s London race and this great cause, go can do so by going here!
Posted by Jill on March 1, 2013