“Punking the young folks” IN JEANS


Crowded gyms in January equals oodles of gym clothing atrocities

All of us regular gym-goers have been dealing with it for the past month: the newbies crowding our workout facilities and throwing off our swole rhythm. And we are conflicted. Of course we are happy that people are trying to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Of course we hope some of these people learn to love the gym and make it a regular part of their life. We also love watching them get stronger and transform their sloppy, doughy-bodies into rock-solid temples. But we all feel a bit of frustration when we can’t get to the equipment and machines we need to use.

We also might like to judge their gym clothing atrocities…i.e. jeans in the gym.

The evidence of this is my ready-to-explode inbox and Twitter feed. So many pairs of jeans at the gym. So little time.


Along with today’s jeans-in-the-gym photo, you are going to get a lesson about proper form when doing preacher curls.

Keep your ass on the seat. Class dismissed.


Screaming and making “sex noises” while exercising IN JEANS



Jean jogging submission from my sister!

I received the following three texts in succession while my sister was preparing to run the Fort Worth Jingle Bell Run on December 1, 2012.

Omy gosh the first time I have ever seen someone in jeans at a race. She was wearing a bib!!! I couldn’t get her from the front because I didn’t want to get busted taking her pic!!!


Ha ha ok apparently this is more of a “fun run” that I thought. This guy in jeans too!!!


Ok, I quit now, everybody is freakin in jeans and it is 85 degrees here! So ridiculous!!!!


Another denim jackpot race. Clearly.

Before I give you all the details about my sister’s blog, I need a favor. After you clickity click on over there and read a few posts, please DO NOT leave comments like, “Hey, I found you through your sister’s awesome jogging in jeans site.” or “How great is it having JoggingJeans.com’s creator as a sister?”

Wanna know why?

Because unlike my sister who is very open and sharing of her online presence, I am quiet about mine. In fact, there are only a handful of people from my real life that know that I have this site.

You: Why, Jill? You are awesome and crack me up with your exercising in denim photos and commentary. Don’t be ashamed.

Me: Aww…this is why I love you. But most people do not share our weird sense of humor. Most people don‘t get the same joy that we do from viewing pictures of awesome/ridiculous people exercising in jeans.

You: No!

Me: Yes!

So if you mention “sister” and JoggingJeans.com in a comment on her site, my mom will be calling me, “Tsk, tsk, don’t you have better things to do with your spare time?” And at the next wedding or funeral I attend, it is guaranteed that uncles and cousins will be all, “[arm nudge] Jog in any jeans lately? Harhar!” Some will silently wonder to themselves, “What is wrong with that girl?” Others will ask, “What does your husband think of your who-knows-how-many boyfriends?” And I’ll have to politely laugh and try to explain….[ugh] just don’t make me go there. Please.

With that said, my beautiful sister’s name is Lea. Her blog is Running for Dummies. Unlike me, she is a “real” runner. Unlike me, she is a fabulous writer. And she recently opened herself up in a way that is just amazing and really brave – I’m super proud of her.

“Old ladies” working out in jeans

I get nervous when I see Tweets like this one:


Because the first time I click the “old ladies” picture link and see some woman my age working out, I’m gonna lose my shit. LOSE. MY. SHIT. You have been warned.

Fortunately, it didn’t happen this time.

Motoring in khakis

We’ve got another runner in khakis and belt sighting caught by Inspired by Dooce blogger, Kristin, in Montreal. These pictures were lost in my inbox and are a great reminder of warmer and sunnier times [just 57 days until spring!].



Thanks and sorry for the delay, Kristin!

Our answer to the running-in-denim chafing problem?

Wrangler Launches First Pair Of Moisturizing Jeans

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.

Denim AND inappropriate footwear at the gym






Guys at the gym in jeans WITH a sense of humor

We often see pictures of guys in the gym IN JEANS. But it has NEVER HAPPENED that we see guys in jeans at the gym who give us permission to laugh at them. Gotta love these two…A LOT.

Can we agree that I have enough boyfriends?

I sometimes struggle with race costume pictures that involve jeans. Do they belong here at JoggingJeans.com? Or do they belong over at Best Race Costumes?

I didn’t struggle with today’s picture of Jason Peter “Jay” Garrick (aka The Flash) because blogger Greg’s post over at Twenty Six Two Life is just as much about the jeans as it is about the costume:

If you can’t tell from the picture, there is one major setback of this outfit; jeans. Yes, you can look up any picture of Jay Garrick you want and you’ll find the guy is running sub-atomic speed in jeans. What the heck? If a fictional superhero can run around the world in jeans, clearly I can do a simple little half marathon in some, right? It seemed like a good idea.

And a little bit later in the post:

Those damn jeans started getting weighed down in sweat that had soaked it all. Running in jeans was hard enough; gross, wet, sweaty jeans are even worse. It made it hard to get a full stride as the force of the jeans just wouldn’t move along like they did at the start.


Great, right? It gets even better. After a bit of cyber-stalking, I found that Greg had posted an awesome Ironman finish line jump that I LOVED and put up today over at Flying Jump Kicks. Check it out.

If I wasn’t already at 10 boyfriends, he’d be on the list. I’m willing to start sharing at this point. Hit me up if interested, Ladies, and I’ll see what I can do.

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