Danny Denim IN PITTSBURGH for the Great Race!

The JoggingJeans.com legend, Danny Denim, came to Pittsburgh this weekend to run the Great Race. He didn’t disappoint with his triple denim duds and had a “jorts PR” at the 5K with a time of 18:33 (2nd in age group).

DannyDenimGreat things about this morning’s Great Race:

1. Meeting Dan

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2. Watching the faces of people looking at Dan while I was talking with him post-race. Their faces either said, “What the hell?” or “How awesome is that outfit?” All I can say is that watching their reactions was a whole lot of fun.

3. And I know this next picture has nothing to do with jogging in jeans, but these two little girls with their heads buried in books made me smile. Parents of these two, you get an A+.

ReadingAnd for those following along and wondering, I did not run. FU plantar fasciitis.

Suck it, Pittsburgh Haters

Angela, over at FitFunMom, wrote a post awhile back where she said, “…sometimes people drive by my blog in their Google cars and deposit one-sided evidence that they’ve been here, leaving me wanting a chance to holler back after them. Now’s my chance to talk back to people who’ve reached the blog through the power of Google.”

I LOVED the idea, so I am stealing it  – sharing with you some of the search terms that brought people to JoggingJeans.com.

1. The boob themed searches:

  •    “big boob jogger”
  •    “jeans and boobs”
  •    “boob women in overalls”
  •    “boob out”

…..My response to the individuals behind these searches: Men are pigs.

2. The foreign language searches:

  •    “joggingspijkerbroeken”
  •    “joggy джинсы”
  •    “que son los jeans joggalor”

…..My response to my foreign friends: Um, wut?

3. The search terms that hurt my heart:

  •    “i hate pittsburgh”
  •    “Pittsburgh sucks”
  •    “why do people like shithole pittsburgh?”

…..My response to these absolute idiots: Suck it, Haters.*

4. The search phrases that made me smile:

  •    “hysterical website running in jeans”
  •    “+Jill +Pittsburgh funny jogging jeans”

My response to these people: I love you too.

5. The search terms with important questions:

  •    “is it okay to run in jeans” and “can I jog in jeans?” 
  •    “Will people laugh if I go to the gym in jeans?

…..Yes, yes, and yes.

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*I will ignore any comments about the performance of our beloved Steelers.

0% chance that is comfortable

Fall is approaching! Get out those sweaters and jeans and get to the gym!

SweaterAnd this isn’t a new phenomenon, we’ve seen sweaters in the gym before.

When your friends tease you, come see me.

If your friends tease you for doing something awesome IN JEANS, come see me. I will love you and support you in your jean-wearing awesomeness.

Rich writes,

Last summer I hiked the highest peak in the lower 48 – in jeans. My friends made fun of me the whole way. 

The hike takes two days.  I did it all in the same pair of jeans.  The first day we hiked up to about 11,000ft and stayed overnight.  Day 2 we made the summit at 14,500ft and then hiked down.  My jeans held up quite well compared to the “cool” synthetic pants everyone else was wearing 😉

Whitney(The second coolest photo seen on JoggingJeans.com. The best photo? This one)

Marilyn Monroe, an icon in more ways than one

A LOOONG time ago, I posted the following picture of Marilyn Monroe on a weight bench IN JEANS.

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This week, I stumbled upon this picture of her RUNNING in those same jeans.

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The cell phone case and clip might be funnier than the jeans.

A BIG thanks to Michelle over at RunningConfessions.blogspot.com for today’s picture. It is from the Run for CHUM (Children and Horses United in Movement) Half Marathon in Dansville, Michigan.

JeansI don’t know why it took me almost two years to think of this, but should I be blurring faces of photos that aren’t self-submitted? What do you all think? Go.

Plantar fasciitis can ruin some good-ass plans

Pittsburgh’s Great Race is three weeks away. Despite the crowds (and I mean LOADS of runners for a 10K), I love this race. The 10K takes you though the streets of Squirrel Hill, Oakland, Updown, and Downtown Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The spectators are great; all the colleges you pass (CMU, Pitt, Carlow, Robert Morris, who did I miss?) have cheerleaders, musicians, and students lining the streets. Plus, because the 5K was my first ever race (just 5 years ago), it has a special little cubbie hole in my heart. The fact that the finish line is IN MY BACKYARD only sweetens the deal.

For this year’s race, I had this whole idea to create a Team Jorts. I was going to put it out there if I could get 10 of you to run in denim, I too would run for the first time in jorts. Really, I had plans to collect the post-race sweat of the 10 people that agreed to do this so that I could have their awesomeness to carry around with me wherever I go.

However, plantar fasciitis has kept me from running since the day of my first half marathon in May. [My recap was kick-ass so go read it (again)].

If you have never experienced this horrible horrible ailment, I have three words for you: IT SUCKS. BAD.

It basically feels like someone is sticking an ice pick in your foot every time you bear weight. For months now, you could find me eating ibuprofen like Skittles, icing my heal, stretching, and cursing at regular intervals…all until two weeks ago when I got a shot of cortisone. Halleluiah. Thank God for ginormous needles filled with powerful anti-inflammatories. My heel feels SO MUCH better.

If I continue along this path of feeling good, and I am dedicated to resting and letting it heal in the next few weeks, I may still consider running the Great Race. But, obviously, I will be doing it pretty much untrained. And I won’t be in jorts. I decided that if I’m going to run in jorts, I need to be at my best. If people are going to point and laugh at me, I at least want to be kicking asphalt dust into their faces as I whiz by them. Next year, People. Next year is the year that Team Jorts rocks Pittsburgh.

However, there is some good news: one of my favorite jean-joggers is coming to Pittsburgh to run the race. I’m hoping we can see each other for at least a ‘hey.’

DannyDonutHere he is as Danny Donut (going double-denim with jorts and jean vest) at the finish line of the Piqua Heritage Festival 5K last weekend. The donut in his mouth is because he was practicing for next weekend’s Celina Donut Dash. And the containers under his arm? He needs a way to carry his donuts, doesn’t he? BTW, he PR’ed for his fastest mile while carrying a dozen donuts (6:10). Wonder if that is Guinness worthy?

Anyone else have Pittsburgh’s Great Race on your race schedule this year?

And save those old jeans to cut into jorts for next year’s race. You are all invited to be a member of Team Jorts in 2014!

The best vacation photo

Other Jill from Pittsburgh who now lives in NYC sent me the following email:

It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch, but I’m excited to tell you, I finally have a submission for the site! I had to go all the way to Berkeley, CA to find it. I was at my cousin’s house when this gentleman went jogging by. My cousin said they see him all the time, jogging in jeans! So, Yay!

Yes, Other Jill, “Yay!”BerkleyWhat is funnier to me than the picture is imagining the situation. Jill is on vacation, sitting in the living room of her cousin’s house. Out of the corner of her eye, she sees something outside. She jumps up, fumbles for her phone, runs to the window, takes the picture, turns around with a big grin on her face as the people around her look at her like she is a lunatic. Then Jill has to explain the insanity that is this site. Makes me laugh every time.

What the heck did I just miss?!

What is this? Who are these people? Why wasn’t I invited?

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UPDATE: More info and pictures about the event can be found here. It sounds like SO MUCH fun!

Jeans? What jeans?

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