My new awesome job has me on the road A LOT. I am traveling mostly on the west coast and quickly learning the tricks and tips associated with being a road warriorette. One of my biggest challenges with my new lifestyle is keeping up with my workouts in tiny hotel gyms that usually have nothing more than a bench and a set up dumbbells up to 50 pounds. I try my best to make it work.
Occasionally, I am delighted by someone walking into these “fitness centers” and working out in – you guessed it – JEANS!
Posted by Jill on April 10, 2016
Did anyone catch the season premier of America’s Got Talent last week? Did you think of me and this website when you saw ShowProject in their jeans? The only acceptable answer for not noticing the jeans is because you were so entranced by all the shirtless-ness.
You can watch the full act (~1:10) here.
Posted by Jill on June 9, 2015
January at gyms = my favorite time of year. No joke. And it has nothing to do with workout apparel (okay, maybe a little).
Resolutioners help to break up my grind – the week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year, gym grind that typically contains no fresh starts or earth-shattering new goals for me.
I am okay being elbow-to-elbow with you or waiting an extra minute for the equipment that you are using. You know why? Your fresh start is my fresh start. Your excitement is my excitement. I enjoy watching your early strength gains, your longer and longer runs on the treadmill, your smiles of accomplishment, your transforming bodies.
I hope you stick around. I hope you become more healthy. I hope you grow to love the gym as much as I do. (And, I hope you learn what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to wear to the gym.)
And…I LOVED this comment on a sign at my gym asking, “What will your legacy be?”
Posted by Jill on January 27, 2015
Posted by Jill on October 18, 2014
If it doesn’t yet seem like the cool thing to do – even after seeing photographic evidence of Jeff Galloway
and Nick Symmonds
running in denim – then hold onto your $60 tech-materialed running shorts because they are about to be BLOWN OFF.
How about Bart Yasso – BART F’ING YASSO – at the @RunningUSA
3 mile run this morning IN JORTS?
for being the first to let me know about this!
Posted by Jill on February 11, 2014
The “+ More” = Crowded Gyms in January
Regular and consistent gym-goers complain about the surge of new people in gyms in January.
Not me. I LOVE the January crowd. New faces, resolution excitement, all the “new beginning” vibes. I am hoping that by showing these newbies an occasional smile and some encouragement, a few will stick around, become more healthy, and begin to love the gym as much as I do.
Posted by Jill on January 5, 2014
A refresher: Jeans + capri pants = japris
Jogging in japris has been made famous by my denim-jogging friend, Danny, at the Sulphur Springs 5K and highlighted in this post. Oddly, we are seeing more and more of them at the gym:
The “+ More”
The great thing about not letting many people in my “real” world know about this site is that I can talk about vaginas and not worry about my mom all being all [gasp!] and clutching her chest.
Vaginas have been a recent theme for me.
1. I went for my annual gynecologist visit and a new doctor was added to the practice (the last one).
2. I looked at one of my favorite sweaters and noticed that there is a vagina on it. See it?
It is now my absolute favorite sweater.
3. Scott over at PirateBobCat saw a vagina on his run the other day and wrote about it here. Hands down, the weirdest thing seen on a run.
Any good vagina stories you want to share? Just kidding, I don’t want to hear about your vagina.
Posted by Jill on December 15, 2013
…not because of a great bicep and back workout but because of this guy lifting IN JEANS:
(notice the strategic use of mirrors to get the shot)
And this guy:
(Yes, he is sleeping! I know he isn’t in jeans but the picture is funny as hell. )
Thanks to my gym friend, Sarah, for snapping the second picture. To get her to forward it to me, I had to “come out” about this website to her (Hi, Sarah!). I counted and I think she is only the 10th person that I know/met in my real life that knows about what I do here. As I always do when I tell people about JoggingJeans.com, I started with “Don’t judge me.” 🙂
Posted by Jill on November 23, 2013
When I see someone in the weight room of the gym in jeans, my first thought is, “Must not be leg day.”
Uh…not so fast.
Posted by Jill on July 16, 2013
I love all my viewers. Every single one of you. I especially love that when you see someone doing something odd in denim, you think of me. Just a taste of my Twitter feed:
And if you watched the actual stunt, the amazing Nik Wallenda RUNS the last few yards IN JEANS!
To all of you, for thinking of me and hanging around for all this ridiculousness: [smooch] [hug] [ass grab]
Posted by Jill on June 25, 2013