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.
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!
I 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!
Posted by Jill on June 16, 2014
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.
Posted by Jill on June 14, 2014
It has been awhile since I have posted a motivation poster. Shame on me.
And if you missed posters 1-4 and need some additional motivation to run in jeans, don’t despair.
Posted by Jill on June 8, 2014
Posted by Jill on May 20, 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
Wishing all of you a blessed and happy holiday!
Posted by Jill on December 24, 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
We continue our quest to encourage more people to jog in jeans:
If you missed motivational poster #1 and #2, shame on you.
Posted by Jill on December 14, 2012
If you missed motivational poster #1, check it out here.
Posted by Jill on November 30, 2012