All posts in category Love
Posted by Jill on April 6, 2017
The final day is dedicated to all the rest of you! You are ALL my favorites. Whether you did a jog in jeans once, think that some day you might try it, or just laugh along with us – you are the best and I love all of you. Just as you are. Don’t change one little thing.
But I gotta list a few people by name. Thanks for promoting and appreciating the jogging-in-jeans cause in the way that you do. And, yes, I’m hoping you come to the ‘Burgh some day.
Gabe: No words needed.
Katy: She ran in jeans and then, although it was quickly abandoned, started a 12 Days of Christmas jeans-running streak. The fact that she attempted it earns her major love points from me. (However, I am using her experience as scientific evidence for why I won’t try this whole silly jogging-in-denim thing.)
Minka: If you read her blog, you’ll know that she is incredible and the type of person that you want to have around you.
Elisa: Another person that you want to have in your circle. Plus she sends me jean-jogging pictures all the time AND she doesn’t live THAT far away for a Pittsburgh trip.
Jen: I don’t want her to just visit, I want her to move to Pittsburgh so we can be real friends. Anyone who announces her pregnancy to the blogging world in this way is clearly awesome on so many levels.
Mary: I love her. My #1 site commenter! Woot woot!
I realized, while making this list, that there are oodles more of you that should be on it. So I’m calling this “Dedication Week – Part 1.” All of you, if I find out that you were in Pittsburgh without a heads-up…well, let’s just say that I better not find out [scrunched up nose and vicious evil eyes looking at Y.O.U].
And because I can’t have a post without a picture, enjoy JoggingJeans.com’s motivational poster #4:
You can see all of the past posters that are motivating you to jog in jeans here.
Posted by Jill on January 11, 2013
If everyone showed me the love and attention that Runner’s World does, I’d be right up there with royalty and celebrities. Seriously.
The love started out with a Facebook post when the blog began. Then a mention on RW Daily. Then came the motherload: a blurb in the April print edition. Then on Friday, truly the icing on the cupcake, RW Daily gave a shout out to my two new blogs. If I didn’t know that I was the biggest dork, I would worry that my head would get big (wink wink, Mark Remy). Instead, I am nothing but honored and humbled and appreciative. I AM bothered that there is no way to give my heartfelt thanks for all the love they have showed this Pittsburgh girl. So, to the JoggingJeans.com viewers, go buy their magazine, run their races, support their advertisers, and if you happen to know of anyone in the upper-ranks of the organization, give him or her a ‘thanks’ and a hug (okay, guys can give a fistbump) from me.
So…if you haven’t checked out the two links to the right (Best Race Signs and Best Race Costumes), you can do it now. 🙂 I have always been a fan of the RWDaily features that highlight the creative signs and costumes at the major races and thought that it was about time that they were all in one handy place to enjoy. If you have any pictures in your private collections that you would like to share, email them to me at JoggingJeans [@] gmail [.] com.
Yeah, I do have a real job and a life. No, I don’t have time to maintain all these sites. Whatev.
On to today’s post. When I was looking for costume pictures online, I stumbled upon these three pictures that involve jean-wearing runners.
The first is a picture of two super-cuties running Denver’s Scream Scram 5K:
These dudes (dressed at country hicks?) ran the Vancouver Sun Run:
And, finally, these patriotic women ran the Carmel, Indiana CarmelFest Freedom Run in matching overalls:
Posted by Jill on May 6, 2012
My real life could use a little more of something: girl friends who are sweet and kind and genuinely care about other people. The world has far too many self-centered, insecure, miserable, negativity-spewing, drama-craving, giving me the stink-eye-at-the-gym-for-no-reason kind of girls.
Through this blog, I’ve “met” a ton of women that I wish I could uproot and move to my neighborhood so we could be real friends. ‘Cause these girls aren’t your run-of-the-mill nice girls but genuine sweethearts. Thanks, Girls, for writing and inspiring me to be a better person. Here is the list (if I forgot anyone, I’ll add you to the list when I remember):
Awesome Chick Blog Roll
- Brittany – The Happiness in Christ Project
- Charla – Running Haiku
- Elisa – ElisaRiva
- Jennifer – My Lesson in Motivation
- Jennifer – Veggie Burgher
- Jenny – The Running Thriver
- Jill – Whine and Cheese Run Club
- Jules – Jog On Jules
- Julia – C’est La Vie
- Katy – The Singing Runner
- Kristen – Inspired by Dooce
- Laura – Crafting Joy
- Minka – More than Running
- Suzanne – Run Fast and Don’t Fall Down. Okay, maybe Suzanne is A LOT cranky but she does have hints of sweetness. She is one of the funniest bloggers I know and I love her lots, so she gets to be on my list.
- Tracey – Stride and Joy
Another on this list is, Hemarie, I Sweat Pretty blogger. She may be the sweetest of all and is especially awesome because she is always looking for jean-wearing joggers during her races and is genuinely disappointed when she comes up empty. Times are changing! She sent me the following pictures were taken during the Corporate 5K on April 12, 2012 in Orlando, FL.
We have our first jorts and jogging stroller picture:
And this guy stretching mid-run:
You can read her spectator post about the race here. Thanks, Hemarie!
Posted by Jill on April 17, 2012
I have much love for the viewers of my blog that visit sporadically.
If you 1) visit regularly, 2) are an email follower, and/or 3) leave comments, my love for you is doubled.
If you think of me when you see people jogging or exercising in jeans, you get triple love from me.
You instantly reach a super-high level and get quadruple love if you send me a picture of someone running or exercising in jeans.
If you tell me you are “infatuated” with JoggingJeans.com and decide to run a marathon IN JEANS because of it and then afterwards you provide me with all the details and send me pictures, then your name is Dan and you reached the highest echelon of my love. That is love multiplied times a bazillion for those of you who are keeping track.
Dan…oh Dan. Where do I begin talking about Dan? He starts his first email to me by saying, “Saw this guy at the Ocean Drive Marathon in New Jersey this weekend…Oh wait, I was this guy!!!”
And then there were these pictures of his GORGEOUS self:
Ladies, don’t look too long. He is mine. Well, as “mine” as he can possibly be given that I am happily married and he is (seemingly) happily married (yeah, I cyber-stalked him…shhh). I don’t care. Okay, you looked at him long enough. Step off.
The three fingers are because this was the third marathon that Dan and his buddy ran in their quest to run 12 marathons in 12 months in 2012. Who does that?! Awesome people like Dan, that’s who. Of course, I then asked him for details about the race. His response was priceless, and I read it more times than I will admit because it makes me so happy. I couldn’t bear to edit one word of it, so here it is in its entirety:
As you’ll see, I wore the jeans, but I went for a whole look too. I’ve been growing the mustache the whole month just to add to the look!
Posted by Jill on March 28, 2012
While I love receiving your pictures, I love just as much hearing about the “misses” – you know, when you see the person jogging in jeans and think of me.
Like my Pittsburgh girl, Shannon, who Tweeted:
And Kristen, InspiredByDooce blogger:
I also love the times when you share with me things that you know I will enjoy. For example:
Sue snapped this picture at her local community center:
“NO JEANS”!? What fun is that?
Keep ’em coming!
Posted by Jill on March 25, 2012
Tough shit if you are sick of Sean Hutchinson. As long as he continues to run races IN JEANS, his pictures will fill this blog. The latest pictures come from the Deloitte Pretoria Marathon in South Africa this past weekend. After four posts, he just won himself his own category on JoggingJeans.com.
Yep, those are camos and boots!
Posted by Jill on February 29, 2012
BekiLynne‘s Twitter tagline is spot on. She REALLY is as awesome as she claims. BekiLynne, you should add “adorable” and “owner of cute shirts” to your description.
You know why she is the most awesome girl I know? Because she sent me the following picture from the Customer Appreciation Week fun run at Playmakers in Lansing, MI held this past Monday AND shared her love of JoggingJeans.com on Twitter.
Thanks for the love!
Posted by Jill on February 23, 2012
JoggingJeans.com was started just over four months ago as a JOKE – a joke between me and my dear husband. Today, the same week of the four month anniversary, JoggingJeans.com received its 20,000th view. 20,000 times someone has wanted look at pictures of people jogging and exercising…IN JEANS!
I have something to say to all of you: I love you and I thank you. I love you because it is heart-warming that you enjoy the ridiculous of it all along with me. I also thank you because you do the heavy work – you are taking the photos and sending them to me. Your pictures, comments, and emails bring joy to my life. [Hugs.]
To recap the past four months, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite pictures that you have sent and my favorite posts:
Running in a denim jacket ← a favorite only because of the BEAUTIFUL man in the photo. Hubba-hubba.
And since everyone asks, here is the description of the moment that the idea for JoggingJeans.com came into existence:
My husband and I were waiting for the start of a Pittsburgh 5K that started on the Clemente bridge (I think it was the Pittsburgh Charities 5K Home Run). There was a guy in front of us, stretching and looking as if he was preparing to run IN JEANS. We said to each other, “What the heck!?” and “He HAS to be here just waiting for the start of a race with a ‘real’ runner, right?” When they guy turned around and we saw the race number pinned to his shirt, we started laughing. I said, “I wish I had a camera.” My husband said, “That would be a good idea for a website – people could send in pictures of people running in jeans.” A few months later, I pulled some pictures off the web and started it just a joke between the two of us. The next thing I know people were submitting photos, Runner’s World was linking to it, and here we are 20,000+ views later.
So to the man, in jeans, stretching and preparing to run the beautiful North Shore of Pittsburgh on that April morning, this blog came about all because of you! [Hug.]
Posted by Jill on February 19, 2012
I still stand firm in my stance that I am not obsessed with Sean Hutchinson. Two posts (JoggingJeans ♥ Sean Hutchinson and He did WHAT in jeans?) and sneaking into his apartment ONE TIME to take pictures of his jean-running gear doesn’t make me obsessed or a stalker. Come see me when I’m writing my 100th post about him or sneaking into his apartment on a regular basis. Only then can you all stage an intervention for me. Make sure someone brings cupcakes.
So post #3 has pictures of Sean sporting jeans again for the Kloof Nek Classic in Cape Town, South Africa last weekend.
Posted by Jill on February 6, 2012