Tues, October 27, Run Duggars, Run

The Duggars never turn down an opportunity to help others, especially when children are involved. Jim Bob and the kids participate in the Run for a Child race, but when Jim Bob decides to run in blue jeans, will he be able to cross the finish line?

30 minutes

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are the girls running in long skirts? That could be dangerous.

Anonymous said...

I would most seriously like to ask Michelle and Jim Bob if they see the changes in their family since they have been on the show,

I would also like to ask what the older children are interested in pursuing in the way of careers, education or other interests, or how long they plan to be living at home.

I doubt that they will pick either question to answer, but those are two of my many questions.

Joanna said...

If the girls are used to running in skirts, especially if they aren't the tighter skirts that allow little movement, I'd imagine they'd do (or did) just fine, even jean skirts.

However, jean "pants" are never, or usually, a good idea to run a race in, especially if you sweat. It's not recommanded for sure.

A running no no, "never" run in running shoes without SOCKS! I have and that was a mistake.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I do not think they will avoid any questions. A few months back I submitted a question and I believe they will answer it.

Anonymous said...

This event [10K, 5K run & 1 mile walk] started at 8 AM. So the tension will be...Can they make it on time?

JB & Co. running? Not likely. 1) you need to train to be moderately fit for these things; and 2) Tater-tot casserole & Mountain Dew are not training table staples; and
3) you CANNOT (comfortably, practically, efficiently) run 5-10K in jeans or skirts - unless, of course, your trying to escape an invading army.

My guess is that they are making a promotional appearance and will walk, as a family, for a mile. Thereby preserving their modesty, dignity and Mountain Dew [in a cup-holder on the stroller].

CappuccinoLife said...

I spent my entire childhood running in skirts. The girls will do just fine. :)

I pity JimBob, though. Surely there are long, loose sports pants he could have worn?

Anonymous said...

I hope no one is running any significant distance in used shoes. That could be disasterous.

Harriet said...

I have some life experience well my neighbor does in this area. She wore used shoes from her daughter. Daughter thought mom would use them for yard work. Mom jogged in them for EIGHT months which is longer than she should have worn new shoes. Anyway, the mom ended up with runner's toe. Didn't go see the doctor for six months and kept jogging. Lost her toenail. Has been told jogging is off her list for the rest of her life.

That's penny wise and pound foolish as my grandmother used to say. Just buy new shoes and get good ones.

Anonymous said...

Cappuccino, I agree. I can't believe the thrift store didn't have even some sweats or other sports pants.

Also, did anyone else find it humorous and highly ironic that Brandi Chastain had one of the most "Nike" moments ever in sports? :o)

-Katydid

Calgal7 said...

I thought that JB was extremely disrespectful to the female soccor olympian when he asked her if she would choose soccer or her kid.

Audrey said...

I thought that the Duggar family was very disrespectful to all the people who showed up to this event by slamming the wearing of shorts and constantly repeating that they were doing great in their blue jeans. Jim Bob was really rude to the soccer player too. Everyone there was trying their best to be polite to the Duggars in the face of the holier-than-thou attitude from this family.

chocolatebee said...

Not much to say about this episode except that it was good to see the Duggars doing something for others again.This really speaks to their character. But I had to chuckle when I saw all the half dressed runners in their athlete gear and some with no shirts. I was hoping the Duggars would address how this was explained to the kids. I would find it hard as a teenage girl or young woman not to look at all the guys who were shirtless.

Willow #1 said...

It looked like the Duggars really enjoyed the race for charity. I thought they were good sports - one reason being some of the runners were not modestly dressed, but the Duggars participated anyway. I agree with the post that alternative pants would have been a little cooler than jeans?? It was a surprise to see Brandi Chastain and Hunter. I am an Olympics fan so that was neat. It looked like they are getting the message to try to be on time a little better. Oh, and isn't Joseph getting cuter every day? And talking more? Good job Joseph. JB said he lost 12 pounds already. I wish Michelle could wear some cuter shoes. Sorry Michelle, I just really love you, but those shoes look like nun's shoes. Peace and love ya'all.

Shawna said...

I have to laugh at the part where the woman in a sports bra was shaking Jim Bob's hand.

Is this not a nike moment??

Leslie said...

Audrey said...

I thought that the Duggar family was very disrespectful to all the people who showed up to this event by slamming the wearing of shorts and constantly repeating that they were doing great in their blue jeans. Jim Bob was really rude to the soccer player too. Everyone there was trying their best to be polite to the Duggars in the face of the holier-than-thou attitude from this family.
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What am I missing here? I don't think I ever heard the Duggars "slam" others for wearing shorts. They just personally said that they did not believe in it. As viewers, we are asking them to share their personal convictions with us. By not expecting them to do that we are denying them their right and will to explain their lifestyle so that they increase understanding of their diversity. Furthermore, the Duggars were highly complimentary to the runners for being so fit. While I do wish they would teach their children that "immmodesty/short wearing" is okay for the sake of fitness and self-actualization, if overall they are still happy then so be it! And if they did do well in blue jeans, then applaud them for their efforts to show that no matter what the religious convictions are of a person they can still do what they want to with their life! I enjoy seeing the Duggars out with people that are more "secular" because I think it really breaks down the barriers to their differences.

In addition, I also don't think Jim Bob was rude to Brandi Chastain. In fact, I thought she was rude to them for asking why they were all in skirts and pants! I think Jim Bob asked her a question that reinforced her commitment and love to being a mother.

Willow #1 said...

I could be wrong, but I took it that JB etc. were talking about shorts, etc. to the camera more than to the other runners?? I didn't notice them being rude to the runners, but I could have missed something. What I heard was Brandi Chastain saying she is 41 and has a 3-year-old and just returned to running. I was wondering about JB shaking her hand, though. I am sure he has run into that problem before. Brandi was sure amazed to see them all running in jeans and skirts. That was funny. She was like, what?

Anonymous said...

If the thigh has to be covered according to the bible then why can't girls wear pants,skorts or even bermuda shorts? Also the boys could wear long shorts. JB explanation did not make any sense during this episode about the clothing they wore to this event. I believe it is because women and men have gender specific roles in their home.

Sherry said...

Leslie....I agree with your post!

Jessica said...

In the Bible it states that a woman should not wear what pertains to a man, i.e. pants..I forgot the verse, the Duggars take this literally, as well as many other people

Joanna said...

Most of the other people there probably thought it was inapporiate for the Duggars to walk/run in jeans and skirts. The Duggars said they don't think they should shorts because they don't want to show their thighs. I myself usually wear knee length shorts.

Hurray to Jim Bob for finishing the race! I do believe Michelle could have walked the mile while pregnant, espeically early on. Some women who are reguler runners contiue to jog through out their pregnancies, even up to nine months.

This episode did answer one of my questions. I wondered if the Duggar children knew what the Olympics were. Seemed like they did, even aware of how big it is.

Jessica said...

I found it:
Deuteronomy 22:5
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

8 minus Kate said...

I generally like the Duggars, but could they not wear sweatpants instead of jeans? And if they have modesty swimwear, why can't they find modesty running wear?

I was really displeased with the answer for the dancing question, too. It was disrespectful to boys, as well as girls. As if boys are fools who couldn't dance without being corrupted by evil wiggling girls. Oh please. Dancing can be totally innocent.

I wonder how often other people hear the Duggars shun them. Hearing someone yell "Nike" and seeing a large group of boys stare at the ground makes the meaning kind of obvious.

I did, however, like seeing more of Joseph. Joseph, Jana, and John-David seem to be the most mature.

Anonymous said...

Back in Dt times didn't both men and women wear long robes?

I have no problem with modesty but I do with Christians who want to "shop" through the Old Testament. I don't try to look down on them so much as smile and think that they are misguided in their interpretation of scripture. That's always a big danger with a separate group where the leader has not been to divinity school.

Emiku said...

If the thigh has to be covered according to the bible then why can't girls wear pants,skorts or even bermuda shorts?

I don't know that the Duggars have the same reasons, but I have some girl friends who don't wear pants. For them it's not just about having the thighs covered or showing too much skin. They also believe that:

1. The Bible says that a man should not the dress like a woman, and a woman shouldn't dress like a man. (Deut.22:5) They believe that dresses & skirts are more feminine because historically woman have always worn dresses before anything else. It wasn't until about the 1920's that women began wearing pants.

2. They believe jeans are less modest because they outline all of a woman's body curves & it can draw sexual attention.
And even if a dress or skirt covers the thighs but is still too tight/form fitting (like this - http://tiny.cc/jG8KJ) they wouldn't wear that either.

Jessica said...

Yeah..that's wear the contradiction comes..and there's other arguments as well

Emiku said...

Back in Dt times didn't both men and women wear long robes?

Everyone wore robes back then, but the details on the robes weren't the same, so to differentiate between male clothes & female clothes. Also in some cultures, men wore knee-length robes, while women wore robes that came down to their ankles.

Anonymous said...

Back in Dt times didn't both men and women wear long robes?

That's exactly what I was going to say.

roddma said...

And may I add it is rude to hint about how a woman should only remain at home and have no outside life. Brandi didnt seem rude I think she just made a comment. Maybe Brandi didnt know that much about them.What happened to the meek spirit

Emily said...

Maybe it is time this show went back to a couple of specials a year. It seems more and more episodes are focusing on the differences between the Duggar family beliefs and the rest of society. Running in jeans and or skirts, saying "Nike" etc What happened to just showing how a family copes with so many children? I don't know if it is the way the show is edited, but lately the Duggars are coming across as very judgemental. This is sad as from what I have heard they are supposed to be very nice people in person.

Anonymous said...

Wasted time on the getting out of the house, again. We get it. They can't tell time and don't care. Move on.

JB said he ran track in HS and hated it, but I guess it got him out of English class so, in his mind, it was worth it. His use of the verb, to run, was frightful.

Snap! said...

This was a cute episode. I didn't realize Jim Bob was so competitive.
Maybe the Duggar boys don't wear athletic pants because the private area are less contained- jeans are thicker.
Who cares what they wear- but I have noticed the kids look cooler and their clothes are probably not always used now.
I find skirts really uncomfortable
personally. I rarely wear them but my Mom wore skirts everyday. Mom had 7 kids and felt more comfortable in skirts. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

In response to Calgal7 who said:
-I thought that JB was extremely disrespectful to the female soccor olympian when he asked her if she would choose soccer or her kid.-

I just watched the show and he asked her which was harder soccer or being mom, he did not ask her to choose.

I also didnt see any slamming, maligning or things of the sort of the Duggars toward those wearing shorts. Actually they were so complimentary towards those who showed up so early on a holiday weekend to help others.

Who cares if JB ran in jeans, or the girls walked in skirts. They were out there doing for others, being nice, and being true to their own beliefs.

They have several times said on the shows that they have their own convictions of which they do not impose on others. This is great seeing that so many others out in the world are the opposite.

Take it for what it is ~ light hearted entertainment.

Shannon

Enough with the Multiples said...

I think the Duggars need to to spend a little less time finding sexuality in everything. Jim Bob way over made his point about them winning the race in jeans. No one said it couldn't be done but most people would me a lot more comfortable in shorts or sweat pants. Jeans are more restrictive to athletic movement and don't allow good air flow to your body when sweating. I really don't think anyone showed up at that race to show off their legs--they just wanted to run comfortably.

I was wondering though who was watching the little kids when Michelle was setting off the race and giving out praise at the end and Jim Bob and the boys were running??? Did the older girls really run (cause we never really saw that) or were they playing babysitter as usual?

Also, I noticed that Josh didn't make his appearance for this one--too early in the morning I'm sure.

sandy said...

They may not wear tight jeans/skirts, but go back and look at Jill's t-shirt in this episode. It is very tight, even for my taste.

Anonymous said...

"The Bible says that a man should not the dress like a woman, and a woman shouldn't dress like a man. (Deut.22:5)"


The chapter right before that (Specifically Deuteronomy 21:21) says that if you have a rebellious son, you are to have him stoned to death.

But I don't see anyone practicing that old testament belief.

Willow #1 said...

Anonymous 10:07 AM - I totally agree with your point about the verses.

Anonymous said...

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/18-kids-and-counting-season-3-webisodes/

check this website for the Duggar's response to future goals and college

Anonymous said...

Getting exercise is important for heart health, as well as general health, especially given this family's poor diet of overprocessed foods. It would make sense for the family not to try to exercise in jeans, which chafe and cause the body to sweat uncomfortably, or in skirts or used shoes. I would think that having a healthy body would be a high priority for the family, and there must be some modest running wear.

Also, Jim Bob's grammar grates on me badly. It is embarrassing and makes him sound so very uneducated. This is the fear with a family like that homeschooling...it is really the blind leading the blind.

mia said...

Anonymous 10:07 AM

I love the point about the verses. Either the Bible is literal, or it isn't, the Duggars seem to pick and choose a lot. What I think would have been more interesting, instead of hearing yet again why the Duggars do what they do (the Bible, we get it), would be to hear how they deal with other people doing what they do. For instance, the shirtless men at the race, the women in shorts and sports bras, etc. Did the boys just have to look at the ground the whole time and then stay away from everyone else in the race?

chocolatebee said...

Anonymous said:
http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/18-kids-and-counting-season-3-webisodes/

check this website for the Duggar's response to future goals and college


I went back and watched that websode and I was bothered that Jim Bob said something like "this (the issue of future education) was very important especially for his BOYS because they will be the breadwinners for their families."

While I like the Duggars and respect their beliefs it does bother me that the girls are not taught to think they can or will ever need to be the breadwinner in their families. Yes, I believe and was raised with the traditional view that men work, women stay at home since this is what my grandmother did. My mother, however, did go to college and got a career because she became a mother in high school so college was the way to a future for her and my brother.She met my father in college before she finished.My father went on to be a pro football player.My mother could have very well quit school thinking she was set for life but thank God she didn't. As life would have it later on after my dad no longer played and had a normal career, he became very ill and could no longer work. My mother then became the sole breadwinner.Had my mother not pursued her goals, the family may not have been able to make it. So I guess I wonder what will happen if one of the Duggar girls are put in this position? I am not wishing anything bad upon anyone but I for one, think it is SO important for a woman to not only get and education but to truly know her worth because she may be faced with being a single mother or head of household when she least expects it. No woman should solely rely on her husband because you can never be too sure as to what situation you may face. I wish the Duggars all the blessings in the world.

FYI: the guys who posed this question to Michelle and Jim Bob, attend the University of Arkansas. Maybe there is something to the Duggar sighting at U of A.

Anonymous said...

Chocolatebee, I could not agree with you more. My husband, an engineer, could support us and is willing to us, but I recognize that if, heaven forbid, something happens to him I will need to support myself and our future children. That's why I am in grad school now before we start a family.

Also, there is no guarantee that all of the girls will get married. Sometimes women (and men) who really want to get married just never meet the right person. What will the girls do if that happens? Depend on their parents to support them when they're adults? I have an aunt who is in her sixties, never married, and still lives with my grandpa, her dad, in the same house where she's lived since she was a kid. I can say that living that way was very detrimental to her mental and emotional health. I feel sad for her, not because she never got married and had a family, but because she used never getting married and having a family as an excuse to do nothing with her life. I would like to see the Duggar girls get an education so that if they never meet the right man, they can still support themselves and not have to be dependent on their aging parents when they're in their 40s.

mythreesons said...

Since this site is not exclusively "Christian" in its orientation, it is hard to clearly explain or justify ones belief without getting deep into the Bible or theology. Although Christianity is not based on "works" or a lengthly list of dos and don'ts, a Christian is called to live differently from the world's way of thinking. Jesus clearly said he didn't come to destroy the law, he came to remove the curse of the law. That means the penalties connected to the laws are no longer in effect so therefore, the unruly son gets to live, but the command for men and women to act and dress according to their gender is still in effect. Also the gender issue is addressed in the New Testament in several places as well, so that reinforces the belief that God intended that there be distinctions between the two genders. It then becomes a personal issue as to how that plays out for each person as well as each couple and family.

Ellebelle said...

I understand the Duggars and their commitment to follow the Bible, but I don't understand the aversion to women wearing pants. 'Pants' weren't really even invented until the late 1700's- men in the time of the bible wore robes. The girls could wear women's tailored pants, and not be breaking any biblical laws.

this is a good family said...

I hope the Duggars are very aware of what is occuring at the 'other' tlc family show.
My eyes almost popped out when, at the beginning of the show, Michelle said,"on this episode of ....." EEK!

I find it interesting that the 'other' mom says tlc would not let them profess their faith on their show, and yet the Duggars do it all the time. I think the 'other' mom is LYING.

Sandra said...

Michelle is so humble and kind...if only more people were like her.
Like them or hate them, their children are giving, kind, and think of others. It would be a better world if more would be like them.
She was 'honored' to start the races....that is a refreshing change from the other mom on that other show.
Good job Duggars.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice Joy-Anna's face when the younger, semi-dorky-looking guy asked her a question via video?

Maybe thats just what kids do, and its unfair to hold the Duggars to higher standards - but
I'm noticing more and more how judgemental many of the Duggars seem to be.

Anonymous said...

Think about this...what do you think Jesus and his disciples wore? (jeans?) No, they wore long ROBES (or dresses if you look at it from modern standpoint). What did women wear back during Jesus's day? Long ROBES...I think that the Duggars are missing the point and hopefully, at least one of their children will see the light and break free!!!

s said...

"The Bible says that a man should not the dress like a woman, and a woman shouldn't dress like a man. (Deut.22:5)"


Then why do Josh and Anna dress like twins?

And this was the walk part - Jim Bob was only ahead of the others because he ran!

pogo said...

The Duggars girls were wearing flipflops for the walk?. If JimBob hated track in school why did he do it? Just like he hates public speaking but ran for office? That makes no cents. What, I see the Duggars are doing to their family is doing all the opposite of the things they hated as kids. Like, getting up early, leaving on time, having the kids do the chores, (which Michelle briefly slipped about in the Q & A)the girls doing the kid raising, and doing what they want when they want(that is one of the reasons to home school). Long as you live within the law you are not hurting anyone. So it's not slavery.

Im_in_PR said...

***I understand the Duggars and their commitment to follow the Bible, but I don't understand the aversion to women wearing pants. 'Pants' weren't really even invented until the late 1700's- men in the time of the bible wore robes. The girls could wear women's tailored pants, and not be breaking any biblical laws.***

Based on what I have heard them say several times, I believe the verse they base their belief on regarding wearing dresses is

1st Timothy 2:9.
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;



That verse, with its specific admonition towards modesty, is directed at New Testament Christians, which the Duggars are. The OT laws (Deuteronomy 22:5) wouldn't apply to them, and while I could be wrong, I don't think that the OT verse is what they are basing their doctrine on.



If you notice, they frequently mention "modesty" as a conviction of theirs regarding the females dress. That's the New Testament verse.

Anonymous said...

"I understand the Duggars and their commitment to follow the Bible, but I don't understand the aversion to women wearing pants. 'Pants' weren't really even invented until the late 1700's- men in the time of the bible wore robes. The girls could wear women's tailored pants, and not be breaking any biblical laws."

I agree! Whenever I hear people talk about women wearing skirts because the Bible says women should dress in women's clothes, I always think, "My pants ARE women's clothes, I bought them in the ladies' department."

I also don't understand how skirts are more modest than pants. I have heard mentioned that skirts don't hug the backside and privates the way pants do, but if that's the reason, then men should be wearing skirts too in order to be modest. And I totally don't buy the whole "men and women are programmed differently and women aren't as visually stimulated" line of thinking. When I see my husband's bum in a pair of nice-fitting pants, it gets me thinking all kinds of thoughts! :)

Im_in_PR said...

And I totally don't buy the whole "men and women are programmed differently and women aren't as visually stimulated" line of thinking.

If women were visually stimulated as men are, there would be just as many porn magazines featuring men as women.

But they're aren't...

Im_in_PR said...

I also don't understand how skirts are more modest than pants.

The folks who believe in modesty would probably tell you that pants fully outline and emphasize the crotch area, and that is an area that they'd prefer to leave covered and un-outlined.

Nikeisfunny said...

I'm in Pr said -

If women were visually stimulated as men are, there would be just as many porn magazines featuring men as women.

But they're aren't...

Sorry - but I'm a woman and a hot, muscular guy without a shirt is definitely "nike" for me!! And I'm in my 40s and happily married.

Im_in_PR said...

Sorry - but I'm a woman and a hot, muscular guy without a shirt is definitely "nike" for me!! And I'm in my 40s and happily married.

Be that as it may, women are not visually stimulated to the PHYSICAL point that men are. That's just the way it is.

Anonymous said...

Boy, how do these men manage to get through a day with all this stimulation going on? I think this entire thought process is strange. You mean to tell me my BF has urges that cannot be fulfilled about my 75 yr old neighbor because she wears pants?

-Katydid

Anonymous said...

If the reason for wearing skirts is because they don't outline the private area, then I believe men should be the ones wearing skirts. There's much more to outline on a man than on a woman. Strange that they haven't thought of this...

Anonymous said...

THere are a lot of loose pants that don't outline anything, but are just more comfortable. It sure makes more sense than the girls trying to ride horses and run in skirts.

winsomeone said...

Myself, I could care less what type of clothing the Duggar family wears. They can walk around naked if that is what they chose, and it sure doesn't affect my life in the least.