Motivational Poster #5

It has been awhile since I have posted a motivation poster. Shame on me.

MotivationalPoster5And if you missed posters 1-4 and need some additional motivation to run in jeans, don’t despair.



One of these things is not like the other…

Thanks to Chuck for his photo from the Relay For Life in Arlington, WA.

Apparently, the oddball at this charity race is the guy dressed appropriately in a t-shirt, shorts, and running shoes. Notice all the people running in coats, hoodies, wings(!), and JEANS around him on this June day.

Running in jeans and socks + More (Mad Men opinions appreciated)




The “+ More”

MadMenCan we talk TV for a minute? Specifically, Mad Men? Who watches? I finished the first season last weekend and feel very ‘meh’ about it. The IMDB ratings are high and it wins awards every time I turn around, so part of me is saying, “Hang on and give it a little more time.” But the other part of me knows that if I cross into season 2, I am committed until the end. Does it get better? Opinions appreciated.

Track swag






In the gym, pairing jeans with plaid shirts







Can we agree that the jeans-in-the-gym situation is getting out of hand?

Motivational Poster #2

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

Another addition to the “Bloggers who Jogged in Jeans” club

From Katy’s blog, TriKatyKid:

“I wanted to run, but I was wearing jeans. Maybe in my past life I would have thought not possible or maybe in my past life I would have not thought twice. I don’t know. But I am living in a new era. An era that includes Jill and her blog So I did not just quietly or secretly pretend like I was running to catch a bus. Nope. I ran with purpose. I am officially a Jean Jogger. I am looking forward to running in jorts in the spring…” (read more here)

Welcome, Katy, to the elite club of awesomeness!!

The power of jorts. Go Team WWJD!

I was at work yesterday and had just gotten back to my desk from the vending machines with cherry Pop-Tarts in my hand. At that moment, I couldn’t imagine being any happier. Then, as I’m shoving them into my Pop-Tart hole, I get an email that completely obliterated any Pop-Tart joy I was feeling – it was THAT great.

Reader Mike wrote about running a team 5K at the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge in Towson, Maryland. The team ran in jorts. The team’s name was WWJD, as in ‘What Would Jorts Do?’ And he sent us pictures! Meet boyfriends #7-10: Pat, Mike, Brian, and Brian.

And even though Brian #1 didn’t wear jorts, he made up for it by giving us some almost-nakedness. So, uh, yeah, forgiven:

And then their action shots. Don’t legs look so much better in jorts?

More from Mike’s email:

“…placed 2nd with an average 5k time of 22:40ish. Slightly inexact due to chip time error – Who knew denim blocks the chip timer if you wear it in your pocket?! 🙂

Probably the highlight of the race for each of us was passing the serious, veteran runners over the last 1-2 kilometers while rocking the jorts.  Hopefully, we’ll add a few more runners to Team WWJD for the next 5k.

Thanks, and we look forward to sending some more pictures in the future!”

So lets review the power of jorts. They can help rock a 2nd place finish, make a Pop-Tart seem not all that awesome, make your legs look so much better, shame snob runners, and bring joy to me and oodles of viewers. Go Team WWJD!

He’s more hardcore than you…even when he is running IN JEANS

My new friend, Carly, sent me a picture of her awesome husband. This is Terrance:

He is known to frequently forget his running shorts and run IN JEANS and khakis.

Before you hardcore runners put your snobby noses up in the air and scoff, know that Terrance is a coach with the Boston Athletic Association and is a 2:20 marathoner. So, pffttt.

A couple of the awesome things in the email from Carly:

“Many of us on the team have made fun of him for this.  However, since seeing your website mentioned in Runner’s World and subsequently checking it from time to time, he now takes pride in any of his jeans running days.”

“We are actually expecting our first child soon (a boy).  My due date is July 7th.  Terry is hoping that I give birth the same day his photo is posted on  Ha!”

So the post was all set to go up on her due date but little Conrad Finley Shea came into this world a little earlier than expected on Sunday, July 1st.

Congrats to Carly and Terrance, and here’s hoping this beautiful baby boy takes after his jean-wearing running father!

Two pictures from the UK this week!

A big thanks to Sarah, runner and author of the blog The World according to Sog, who snapped the following picture of a guy jogging in jeans during the Stanley Park 10K in Blackpool, UK on March 3, 2012.


Josher’s mom’s surgery is April 9th. If you are of the praying kind, please say one or two or twenty or a hundred for her.
$735 of $1000 raised!! You OVERWHELM me with your generosity.
Donate to Denim for a Cure by clicking here.
A big big BIG thanks to the following readers who have contributed their hard-earned money to support Denim for a Cure:
Mary Long, Sellersville, PA
Minka Misangyi, San Antonio, TX. Author of MoreThanRunning
Jill Whitaker, Las Vegas, NV. Author of JillWillRun and theRUNiverse
Tracey Lazos, Boston, MA. Author of StrideAndJoy
Marcie, Dallas, TX
And the others who donated!
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Read more about the campaign here. Read more about Josher Hanson, the guy who will be running in head-to-toe denim, here.
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