Motivational Poster #2

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

#Truth

“Bro, really? Bright green shorts?”

Thanks to @Dr_Fitzpatrick_* for submitting today’s jeans-in-the-gym picture taken in Quebec.

* I hope he isn’t a REAL doctor given the number of #TweetADrunkPics on his account. Love ya, #SlickRick. 😉

Turkey Trottin’

A big thanks to Jenn who sent me two pictures from her Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot in Berlin, Wisconsin.

First is a guy in jogging khakis:

And a woman getting ready to run in a denim skirt (!):

Don’t hate me because I’m… from Pittsburgh

I received my first bit of hate from a JoggingJeans.com visitor last month. The comment was nasty for no reason except to be mean.* But one part of it made a reference to me being from Pittsburgh and I got to thinking about something @BrianBWatkins shared with me once that I did not know having lived in Pennsylvania my whole life:

I am from Dallas, therefore since birth it has been engraved in my consciousness that Pittsburgh (along with Philly, Washington, and New York) are all horrible horrible places. This is 100% a football related sentiment. Mention the terms “Steel Curtain” or “Terry Bradshaw” to anyone over the age of 40 and expect them to blow a f%^&ing gasket. Blame my upbringing. I’m sure “yinz” guys and the city itself is sweet.

Is it true that those of you from other big football cities hate Pittsburgh?

Well, you shouldn’t. Hate the Steelers, hate that the fans in Pittsburgh are a bit obsessive [sorry, Folks, but you are], but PLEASE don’t hate this city. I’m putting my offer out there again: if you have plans to visit here, contact me. I’ll buy you a coffee and show you around my city and knock your socks off by the awesomeness of it all. If you are a runner, better yet, let me show you the city that way. Warning: it will involve an almost mile run up a mountain [McArdle Roadway] with a payoff like no other. NO OTHER. Trust me.

So, the reasons this city is so great are numerous (to name a few ’cause, ya know, I’m me: the landscape, its low cost of living, because we put French fries on EVERYTHING, world-class medical facilities, diverse neighborhoods, abundant recreational amenities…do I need to go on?). While these are all awesome, the real reason is because there are people like John that live here. John ran the Freaky 5K dressed in a 1970’s denim leisure suit:

If you don’t love his wig and headband, then you have serious problems.

And while being from Pittsburgh AND running in denim are reasons enough for me to love you, John gets even more of my love. The reason? The stuffed goat that he is holding.

He ran with the stuffed goat to raise awareness for Haiti H2O Goat Project. He is running the Pittsburgh Marathon in May and is hoping to raise money to purchase 26 goats as part of a livestock exchange program to aid the people in Haiti. What is incredible about this program is that not only do the animals provide immediate nourishment to those in need, the recipients pass on the goat’s offspring to others in the community, thereby supplying food and income far beyond the initial gift. You can read more about it here.

How about doing socially responsible gifting this year instead of just exchanging gift cards? How about making purchases that actually might make a difference in this world? And who doesn’t like gifts that keep on giving?

Please go to John’s fundraising page and consider buying a goat as a gift to help a fellow Pittsburgher do some good. Come on, undo that Pittsburgh Football Hate** you’ve been storing up inside you all these years. 😉

* Thanks to those that saw it before I deleted it and came to my defense or wrote me an email [hugs]. But in all honesty, I thought it was AWESOME. There should be some “badge” you can put in your sidebar after your first particularly vicious comment.

** I totally want credit for coining this phrase.

Treadmill time! And a bonus picture!

Thanks to Ashley, my new Pittsburgh (yeah!) runner (woohoo!) Twitter friend who sent me this picture:

And to Tonya, Sew-N-Sew Runs blogger, for this picture taken at her gym in Akron, Ohio:

And, finally, a thanks to Jeremy, the genius behind the motivating, funny, uplifting, and even a bit philosophical CultFit, for today’s bonus picture. While it is questionable if those are actually jeans, the climbing pack is worthy of a post here:

All together now, Ladies: [swoon]

If you’ve been around for awhile, you’ll remember my post about the guy that I named my soul mate. If you are new, the down and dirty background that you need to know is that the author of Life Is Savage posts pictures of people lifting weights in jeans and calls them “jean pant criminals.” I didn’t know about his site until after I started this one and immediately decided that he is my soul mate. ‘Cause, really, who can believe that there are two of us in this world that enjoy doing this? The kicker is that loved him BEFORE I saw his picture. I’ll say it again: Yowza!

I need to post this picture at least once a week.

Mr. ILoveYouWillYouMarryMe has posted three new “criminals” recently.

A guy who was working out in jeans and sunglasses:

A denim-clad guy with a jean-wearing friend:

And what, I agree, may be the greatest Jean Pant Criminal ever spotted:

Motivational Poster #1

In an attempt to get more people to jog in jeans (which translates into more pictures and more smiles and laughs for all of us), I’ve started a JoggingJeans.com motivational poster feature.

Makes you want to go our for a run in your jeans, doesn’t it? Do it.

Oh. Hell. No.

(h/t Tiffany (and then Jen) for alerting me to these atrocities. However, unlike Tiffany, I do not want to see someone jogging in these some day).

Usain Bolt, will you be next?

Last Friday was THE day for JoggingJeans.com endorsements. First, we heard that Jeff Galloway ran IN JEANS in the morning. Then, later in  the day, Olympian Nick Symmonds ran Ragnar Relay Las Vegas IN JORTS as part of Team NeverNudes.

Flight of Ideas Thoughts:

1. Yes!

2. Nick’s quads = beautiful.

3. “NeverNudes” is the best jort-wearing team name.

4. Arrested Development is awesome.

5. Are “never nudes” a real thing?

6. My crush on Jason Bateman has spanned my lifetime (can you say “Little House on the Prairie”?).

7. I’m due for a trip to Las Vegas. I go solely for the food.

8. I’ve had dreams about Vegas buffets.

9. I’m hungry.

10. If any of you running nerds comment on Nick’s heel striking, you will be banned from this site.

11. How would I ban someone even if I wanted to? Damn.

12. Nick’s quads = beautiful.

(h/t Mark for letting me know about Colossal Happening #2 last week).

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