Posted by Jill on November 23, 2014
Can I say again how much I LOVE the guys and gals over at Wingate University? The second annual Jorts Mile was yesterday and here are some teaser photos to keep you entertained until I can get my hands on more.
The SIGN! The sign is made out of pairs of jeans!
The TROPHIES! The trophies for the winners!
So magnificent! Wanna bet that the smile on my face is bigger than yours?
If you missed the ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC photos from last year’s race, check them out here.
Posted by Jill on April 25, 2014
Posted by Jill on December 24, 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 April 7, 2013
Posted by Jill on March 10, 2013
People! Remember my brilliant idea for a denim race?!
It happened. It was called the Inaugural Wingate Jorts Mile. It took place last Saturday at Wingate University. It looks like the most incredible event. Didn’t I TELL YOU that it was a good idea? Here is the pictorial evidence of my idea’s brilliance:
The SIGN! The SIGN! Made out of pairs of jeans! L.O.V.E.
And race photos that you will love only a fraction of the amount that I love them.
The only thing that would have made this race better? Me at the finish line hugging people as they crossed.
Who are you, People Behind This Race? We are of like minds and NEED to be friends.
Posted by Jill on February 20, 2013
The final day is dedicated to all the rest of you! You are ALL my favorites. Whether you did a jog in jeans once, think that some day you might try it, or just laugh along with us – you are the best and I love all of you. Just as you are. Don’t change one little thing.
But I gotta list a few people by name. Thanks for promoting and appreciating the jogging-in-jeans cause in the way that you do. And, yes, I’m hoping you come to the ‘Burgh some day.
Gabe: No words needed.
Katy: She ran in jeans and then, although it was quickly abandoned, started a 12 Days of Christmas jeans-running streak. The fact that she attempted it earns her major love points from me. (However, I am using her experience as scientific evidence for why I won’t try this whole silly jogging-in-denim thing.)
Minka: If you read her blog, you’ll know that she is incredible and the type of person that you want to have around you.
Elisa: Another person that you want to have in your circle. Plus she sends me jean-jogging pictures all the time AND she doesn’t live THAT far away for a Pittsburgh trip.
Jen: I don’t want her to just visit, I want her to move to Pittsburgh so we can be real friends. Anyone who announces her pregnancy to the blogging world in this way is clearly awesome on so many levels.
Mary: I love her. My #1 site commenter! Woot woot!
I realized, while making this list, that there are oodles more of you that should be on it. So I’m calling this “Dedication Week – Part 1.” All of you, if I find out that you were in Pittsburgh without a heads-up…well, let’s just say that I better not find out [scrunched up nose and vicious evil eyes looking at Y.O.U].
And because I can’t have a post without a picture, enjoy JoggingJeans.com’s motivational poster #4:
You can see all of the past posters that are motivating you to jog in jeans here.
Posted by Jill on January 11, 2013
No jean-jogger list would be complete without Josher. His stats say it all: in 2012, he ran 17 races in denim (!) – a 5K, a 10K, 15 half marathons, and a marathon. He also is planning to run all his 2013 races in denim – all in the name of raising awareness and money for breast cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute through Huntsman Hometown Heros.
Hey, Josher! Pittsburgh Marathon? Some day?
Posted by Jill on January 10, 2013
The next featured runner of Dedication Week is another Dan who DEFINITELY is advancing the running-in-jorts cause. The best thing about Dan is that he brings smiles to the faces of race spectators and JoggingJeans.com viewers with his monikers, outfits, and sense of humor. Reminisce with me, will ya?
First we met Danny Disco:
Then Danny Dukes:
And Danny Denim (in the homemade calf sleeves!):
And Danny Dapper:
And then there was the moment when I found out that “Fabulous Jorts Man” was the same guy as the Dannys above. Mind. Blown.
And another great thing? Pittsburgh’s Great Race (a 10K on September 29th) is on Dan’s race calendar this year!!
Come on! Come to Pittsburgh! Everyone is doin’ it!
Posted by Jill on January 9, 2013