Sometimes people run IN JEANS because of love, friendship, and support

Awhile ago, I wrote a series of post about the reasons that people run in jeans. The countdown went something like this:

1. Forgetfulness. As in the person got to the race or the gym and had an “oh crap, I forgot my gear” moment and just made due with what they were wearing.

2. Commitment to a cause. Remember Josher and Denim for a Cure? Where have you been, Josh?

3. Dedication. Think not wanting to break a run streak.

4. Cultural differences. Yeah, not everyone in the world can afford $40 running shorts.

5. Awesomeness.

But there is a reason I forgot: love, friendship, and/or support. Janae’s (aka Hungry Runner Girl) sister ran miles 20.5-26.2 of the Utah Valley Marathon with her IN JEANS AND FLIP FLOPS!

HRGI guess we COULD put this in the Awesomeness category – ’cause, yeah, her sister is awesome. But I like my new “Love, Friendship, and Support” category. How about you?

h/t Judith, So Very Slightly Mad blogger, for being the first to let me know about this!

Run (in Jeans) Just Because

Run Just Because blogger left this comment on a recent post and it MADE MY DAY.

Back when I was in military service, we had a fitness test that involved a 2.4km run. In order to get an “A” for that part of the test, we had to run it in under 9:45. A month before the test I was doing 11 minutes. I spent the next four weeks doing 3-4km runs in my heavy field boots and jeans till I could clear the 2.4k in 10 minutes. On test day, I ditched the jeans and boots for PT kit and runners and ran 9:15. Success from running in jeans!

Write that down. Remember it.

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Motivational Poster #5

It has been awhile since I have posted a motivation poster. Shame on me.

MotivationalPoster5And if you missed posters 1-4 and need some additional motivation to run in jeans, don’t despair.

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Wise advice

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Get your denim. Get your scissors. Cut your denim. Wear your denim. Run in your denim. #JortsMile2014

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!

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The TROPHIES! The trophies for the winners!

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The RUNNERS!

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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.

Santa running IN JORTS

SantaJortsWishing all of you a blessed and happy holiday!

Same cutie. Different pictures taken by different people.

It has been awhile since we’ve had a post dedicated to a cutie old man working out in jeans.

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Cutie2At my gym this week, I’ve seen several gym clothes atrocities. Unfortunately, no jeans. The worst thing I saw? A guy lifting weights with a large Camelbak.

They missed out on finish line hugs!

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.

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And race photos that you will love only a fraction of the amount that I love them.

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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.

Motivational Poster #3

We continue our quest to encourage more people to jog in jeans:

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If you missed motivational poster #1 and #2, shame on you.

Motivational Poster #2

If you missed motivational poster #1, check it out here.

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