All posts tagged running in jorts
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
Posted by Jill on March 10, 2013
1. My love for Mike, Boyfriend #8 and organizer of the Jorts House Mafia‘s presence at Baltimore’s Kelly St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K, just grew exponentially because of this list he posted on the event’s Facebook page:
Hey team, a few last minute things….
1. Pick up your race packets meow.
2. We’re going to meet at 12pm at Mick O’Sheas (which is only a block south of the starting line on Charles St) for a prerace drink or two and team picture.
3. Remember to move your clocks one hour forward that morning.
4. No iPods/headphones are allowed this year. We’ll be blasting EDM/House music from our iPhones though for everyone to hear.
5. Beers after the race at powerplant. Grab two in case someone else wants one.
6. Make sure you look nice and iron your jeans/jorts/overalls/jeggings!
Mike is the “me” of my group of friends – the planner, the organizer, the one to remind everyone to turn their clocks ahead. L.O.V.E.
And then #6! L.O.V.E multiplied by infinity.
And who else drinks BEFORE a race!? Besides Charla, I mean?
The race is Sunday. I can hardly wait for the
almost naked pictures.
2. There has been an addition to the “Gym Signs that Suck” post thanks to Reader Stephanie.
3. I saw these denim-look “boy shorts” underwear while out shopping one day. Yes, I was tempted to buy them. No, I didn’t actually buy them. Reminds me of denim swimwear.
4. Here is a screen shot from my upcoming review of INKnBURNS’s True Blue Performance Denim Capris. Sexy, huh? Stay tuned.
Because the weather is still lousy, and you are probably going to do your run on the treadmill ANYWAY this weekend, how about throwing a few dollars towards this great cause? Details here.
If you do the run in some type of denim-wear, I’d love to have the picture and feature you here. Do it.
6. I lied. One more: Have a great weekend, Friends.
Posted by Jill on March 8, 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
WRANGLER will launch the first pair of moisturizing jeans…the pioneering skinny-fit style incorporates high-performance skincare ingredients to protect your legs from the dehydrating effects of denim.
The Denim Spa jeans come in three finishes – Aloe Vera, Olive Extract and Smooth Legs, which aims to prevent cellulite. Hydrating properties include of natural oils and butters, such as apricot kernel oil, passion fruit oil, rosehip oil, shea butter and monoi de Tahiti – a Polynesian ingredient made using Tiare flower buds soaked in refined coconut oil.
“They definitely feel cooler than regular jeans,” said Lizzie Jagger in a film to promote the style. “After a day wearing them, my legs feel great – they come out feeling more silky than usual.” (source)
These jeans moisturize, protect from dehydration, prevent cellulite, and cool us down. Sounds like dream apparel for any runner, not just the denim-wearing kind.
Posted by Jill on January 19, 2013