I should be an investigative reporter. I can piece shit together and get the story told. Especially when it comes to something that I am passionate about – like marathon runners in jorts.
I stumbled upon this picture in a gallery of photos dedicated to last month’s Twin Cities Marathon. After unsuccessfully trying to blow up the photo to get a better look, I wondered to myself, “Are those jorts?”
Then I found the blog of a spectator at the marathon who shared this observation:
11:45 – A guy wearing a headband, midriff-exposing t-shirt, and cut-off jorts (that is jean shorts for you non-hip folks) runs into our station. After he grabs his third Dixie cup of Corona, I wonder if we will need to cut him off. But after pounding it in record fashion, he runs off – on pace to finish 30 minutes faster than I ever did while wearing proper running shorts and properly hydrating with water and Gatorade.
1. I gotta find this jort-wearing, Corona-drinking hunk of man.
2. CNN, call me. I can start tomorrow.
Posted by Jill on November 9, 2013
Another BIG thanks to Michelle over at RunningConfessions.blogspot.com for her mad jean-spotting skills at races. This one is from Sunday’s Detroit Free Press Marathon.
Posted by Jill on October 23, 2013
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.
Thanks, All, for hanging out with me this week. As always, send your Halloween race costumes pictures to JoggingJeans@gmail.com.
Posted by Jill on October 11, 2013
Posted by Jill on October 10, 2013
We continue with another picture for this week’s Running Costumes with Denim theme. You can find the whole series here.
Posted by Jill on October 9, 2013
Okay, so not REAL denim, but I loved the costume idea!
Posted by Jill on October 8, 2013
With Halloween just around the corner and Best Race Costumes exploding like it does every year at this time, I thought it was time for another installment of Running Costumes with Denim. If you are looking for a denim-themed costume idea for your Halloween race, check out the past posts here. The Dukes of Hazzard one is my absolute favorite running costume ever.
We start the week off with a runner dressed like Malcolm Young. Or is it just some dude running in an AC/DC tshirt and jorts?
Posted by Jill on October 7, 2013
Good afternoon, Caller. Do you have a question for me, the All-Knowing Running Expert?
Question Asker: I am an awesome runner but I want to take it to another level and be more awesome. What can I do?
Me: Consider running a half marathon in full length jeans and Chuck Taylors.
Question Asker: Um…I don’t know. It seems like that would slow me down.
Me: Wrong. A guy at the Alpine Classic Half on May 25th did it and his awesomeness level is off the charts. The power of denim helped him rock a second place overall finish.
And if you, Dear Readers, question my running credentials, Runner’s World’s Mark Remy says that you CAN run in Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars. See for yourself.
BONUS: Josh was also representin’ at the Alpine Half in jorts:
Posted by Jill on June 12, 2013
Imagine if you had a traumatic brain injury for a moment.
Okay, I know this isn’t usual JoggingJeans.com lightheartedness, but bear with me for a second.
Imagine if you had a traumatic brain injury. What would you do?
I know I would not take on the feat of running from one side of Canada to the other in order to raise awareness for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors, that is for sure.
But, David McGuire, that is what he did and called it a “Run to Remember.” And this is AFTER David’s family was told that he may never walk or talk again. One year after his injury, he ran his first marathon. And soon thereafter pulled off the amazing feat of running a marathon a day across Canada, departing from St. John’s Newfoundland and completed his amazing feat 8 1/2 months later in Victoria.
So why am I telling you this? Just wait:
David running along the road.
And who does he see up ahead?
The Neepawa Tigers Football Team IN JEANS
Providing some company to David during his run.
Posted by Jill on May 23, 2013
I took this pic at the Cincinnati marathon on May 4. The woman has 2 orange bibs, which means she’s doing the 4-way challenge (5k, 10K, and marathon). Not only is she running 3 races, she’s doing it with a broken hand!!!
Posted by Jill on May 21, 2013