All posts tagged running in jorts
Posted by Jill on June 25, 2014
Despite my rockin’ cyber searching skilz, I was only able to find a few pictures from the event. Fortunately, they are FABULOUS pictures:
Race Directors! It is TIME for a denim-only run. Contact me. I have a bazillion brilliant ideas swimming around in my head.
Posted by Jill on June 22, 2014
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!
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
There are three upcoming races that you MUST know about:
- My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE group of denim runners are again heading to the Kelly St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K this year with the team name of “Suns Out Jorts Out.” If you are in the Baltimore area on March 16th, head to the race, look for the group of people wearing jorts with smiles on their faces and beer in their hands.
- My new friends over at Wingate University are doing it again! The 2014 Wingate Jorts Mile will be held on the Wingate campus (North Carolina) on April 24th. The pictures from last year’s inaugural race were AMAZING and even led to my How to Guide for Running a Denim-Themed Race.
- And, finally, Trish (@runfreetrl) shared with me a race going on in her town of Canton, MI on June 14th, the Canton Liberty Run. The theme this year is “Stars, Stripes, and Jorts.” Here is the good part:
The “+ More” = My Absence
What’s up, Friends? I am sorry that I have been slacking in my posts. I have a good excuse though: I quit a job that was sucking the life out of me. An entire department of smart, educated professionals were micromanaged, treated unfairly, and bullied (strong word, I know, but it is appropriate). I only had the job for 8 months and knew it was time to go. I was fortunate to find another job right way – a FANTASTIC job with wonderful people where we are all valued and respected.
The stress associated with the change has taken a toll on me and this website was the thing that I had to temporarily let go. But all is good again in Jill-World. Thanks to all of you that reached out to see if I was okay. [hug]
Posted by Jill on March 10, 2014
Posted by Jill on December 24, 2013
To all you “Words with Friends” players that sent me screen shots of your rejected “jorts” word in the past, fret no more!
It has been announced that “Jorts” has been added to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Yay for us here at JoggingJeans.com!
Posted by Jill on August 29, 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
People should come to me for running advice.
Question Asker: Jill, I haven’t set a new PR in awhile. Any advice for me?
Question Asker: Huh?
Me: Do it.
Question Asker: But…
Me: Shut up.
Question Asker: Jill, I’d love a first place finisher’s medal at my upcoming race. What can I do?
Me: Wear jorts at the race.
Question Asker: That doesn’t make any sense.
Me: Shut up.
I’d then tell them both that there is evidence already that there is REAL running power in denim.
And if they still don’t believe me then I’ll say, “The following things happened JUST YESTERDAY, Bitches!!”:
[From our latest love, Brett, after his Chicago race]
How long is it going to take for you to learn, My Friends? Wear jorts. Run your heart out. Reap the rewards. (Don’t forget the most important part: take pictures and send them to me). Do it.
Posted by Jill on June 9, 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
I’ve said it before: the best part of having this website is the awesome people that I have met through it. This weekend, I got to meet IN PERSON three people I’ve previously only known online.
They are in town for the Pittsburgh Marathon!
While we are all registered for the half marathon tomorrow, Andrew was also registered for this morning’s 5K. We had plans to meet near the start line. And guess what?
ANDREW SHOWS UP FOR THE RACE IN JORTS!! How great is that? Besides being super-impressed with Pittsburgh and telling me how much you love it, this is next in line for the best way to make me happy.
He had a great run with no reports of chafing. I am officially his biggest fan.
After today’s 5K, Andrew is now a “Runner of Steel.” Charla, Tracey, and I will hopefully earn our titles tomorrow. Send prayers and good vibes our way.
Posted by Jill on May 4, 2013