Two years ago, I got really into running and ran the Broad Street Run (10 miles) with my friend, Ari, in Philadelphia. Shortly after that, I stopped running all together for a number reasons and haven’t gotten back into it since. Last week, I bit the bullet and signed up for Broad Street again this year. The run is so popular that they use a lottery system now because of limited capacity. I figured I would register for the lottery and the outcome would determine if I should start running again. Well, I got accepted. So here we go!
If you read my latest post, you know that I’ve been trying to buy sustainable and charitable apparel whenever possible, although it isn’t always easy. There are quite a few sustainable athletic clothing brands out there but I recently discovered a new favorite named Janji. Last year, Janji reached out and sent me a women’s long sleeve shirt and pair of men’s shorts. The shirt has thumb holes so I was immediately sold and the shorts are a really soft and thin fabric, which is perfect for running. I have to admit, I’m not usually into bright colors or loud prints for clothing but since I often wear black leggings for running, I figured I could go a little brighter on top. And since I’m going to need a training partner for the next couple of weeks, I’m sure Daniel will be putting these shorts to good use once the weather warms up.
Janji is a company with a mission.
They donate 10% of every sale towards constructing, implementing and maintaining clean drinking water projects. It makes sense that a running company would support clean water projects since staying hydrated is such an integral part of exercise. I actually spent a good portion of my college career studying global water issues and I researched water conservation projects when I lived in Oaxaca, Mexico. A lack of clean drinking water is a HUGE problem in many places around the world (and even in places like the United States…hello Flint, Michigan). Did you know that 1 in 10 people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water? Kind of insane, no? That’s why I’m so thrilled to support a company that is supporting organizations trying to change this statistic.
I wish I had gotten some better photos of the clothes but you can see the shirt and shorts, as well as lots of other great picks, on the Janji website. Variations of these photos were also shared on A Day of Hiking post. P.S. Take me back to sunny days and shorts weather!
I received free product from Janji as a part of this post. I was not compensated and all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting charitable apparel brands and 24 Carrot Life.