Pick your greeting preference: [fist bump] [big smile] [hug] [smooch right on your lips] [all of the above]. Granted.
In case you were wondering, I am not dead, but rather I have been months-flying-by-in-the-blink-of-an-eye BUSY. But life is good, health is good, and new job is busy but really really good. All caught up? Oh, yeah, I haven’t jogging in jeans yet. Don’t be disappointed in me.
And while I SUPER appreciated all your, “How are you?!” and “Where have you been?!” emails and social media shout-outs, WordPress has not been paying attention. They congratulated me on my third anniversary with a “Keep up the good blogging!” message. Little does WordPress know, their message was translated into a big fat dose of lack-of-blogging guilt. [sigh]
So I am going to try to be better. My inbox is loaded with jeans-worn-inappropriately-during-exercise pictures. In my head, posts are written; I just gotta type them out. But do know that I have been reading all your blogs and following along in your lives even though I haven’t commented as much as I would like. I am going to try to be better.
And because I know the REAL reason why you are here, enjoy the picture of my friend Andrew (who I sadly had to MISS on his trip through Pittsburgh in September) in his gorgeous pose for the 100on100 Relay in August. And, yes, those are jorts.
Posted by Jill on November 1, 2014
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
The “+ More” = Red Rock Canyon
My trip to Las Vegas was wonderful. It felt like I was gone for a month and, as hoped, relaxed and stuffed myself stupid (the evidence: I gained 6 pounds in a week – ugh!). But I am here to share with you a little gem that can be found about 20 miles outside of Vegas called Red Rock Canyon. It was breathtaking. If you get a chance to go there for a little sightseeing or hiking, do it. It will be a welcomed break from the casino chaos. It is even the site of what I think would be a pretty spectacular half marathon.
Posted by Jill on April 10, 2014
One last denim running costume: here is my friend, Dan, at the Youngstown Peace Race as Winnie the Pooh. Check out all the spectators smiling at him. And don’t ask me how in the heck anyone can run a 10K wearing a cloth, full-headed mask.
Speaking of Dan, he also ran his first 50K (Haulin’ in the Holler) in what he is calling JOHTS (jorts over half tights). I have called tights “cheating” in the past – but I give a pass when you are pulling out a 50K in denim. Can I get an ‘amen’?
Posted by Jill on April 7, 2014
Hope you enjoyed the past two weeks of denim running costumes. Have an idea for your own costume with denim? Put it together, run a race, and SEND ME PICTURES!
Posted by Jill on April 5, 2014
And here is Whitney, Racing the States blogger, with two minions at the Halloween Hustle 5K in Littleton, CO:
So many cool ways to pull off a Minion costume. We have seen Minions here before! And again here.
Posted by Jill on April 3, 2014
Interestingly, I have a picture of the ACTUAL Bret Michaels running IN JEANS. It was one of my very first posts. Except for the hat, the runner above captured Bret Michaels perfectly.
Posted by Jill on April 1, 2014
Hello from Las Vegas! I am on vacation.
My tasks for today: hang out at the kick ass pool, stuff myself stupid with delicious food, try not to lose too much money.
Your task for the day: identify this costume for me. A zombie?
Posted by Jill on March 30, 2014