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Janji Projects

Hello again!

I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a good start! This morning’s post is a special one, as I wanted to share some exciting information with you all. About a year ago, I had the opportunity to review a running shirt from Janji.

Review of Janji Running ApparelJanji is a very unique and cool company because with every item that you purchase, a portion of those proceeds go towards organizations that are helping eliminate water problems in that country. For example, I purchased the Kenya shirt (pictured above) so the proceeds went to a charitable organization working in Kenya.

A few days ago, Janji launched a new mode of giving – the first “Janji Project”. This is a completely crowdfunded project, where runners can come together to fund the installation of safe water dispensers in rural Uganda. They reached out to me to do a post on this initiative to help spread the word and I gladly agreed, considering what a great cause it is.

Janji Running Apparel Review

So how does it work? Well you have the opportunity to pre-order the Uganda Run For Another top! Like a KickStarter campaign, you only have the chance to order this shirt for 7 days (which means it ends on Monday, November 3rd), OR until the project reaches 100% funding, at which point the shirts will no longer be available. But what really makes it so awesome, is that you know with your purchase, you’ll be helping provide clean drinking water to over 350 people in Uganda.

Women's Run For Uganda Top. Janji Running Apparel Review

Men's Uganda Run For Another top. Janji Running Apparel Review

Christmas is right around the corner, and these would make great gifts for the runners in your life! Or anyone who likes to workout, as these tops would be perfect for a variety of exercise activities. Plus, you know that you’ll be supporting a great cause with your purchase.

Have a great weekend everyone (and don’t forget that if you do like these shirts, you have to order them ASAP as they will only be available for a couple more days!) 🙂



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Run For Another (My First Review!)

Hi again! 

I’m very excited for today’s post because I’ll be doing a product review on an up-and-coming running apparel brand with an incredible mission.

Have you heard of Janji?

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Janji was founded by Mike Burnstein and Dave Spandorfer. As collegiate track and field athletes, the two knew that runners as a whole are a pretty friendly and philanthropic bunch – think about it, we show our support to countless charities through running races, not to mention all the donations and/or other purchases we make to support those good causes!

As runners we are also pretty darn focused on hydration and nutrition, but there are many people in the world who even in the 21st century still do not have the luxury of clean water and plentiful food. Something had to be done.

Thus, Janji was born. Their website explains,

“Through each purchase of Janji’s distinctive running apparel, a portion of proceeds funds organizations that are alleviating the worst problems related to food and water.  By funding solutions and raising awareness through our apparel, Janji wants to create a nation of runners that run for another and eliminate the global food and water crisis.”

The word “Janji” is Malay for “promise”. By purchasing Janji apparel, you are promising to Run For Another (the brand’s motto!). Pretty cool, huh? 

I was lucky enough to receive a discount on one of Janji’s newest shirts in exchange for reviewing it on the blog! After spending a LONG time perusing all the cool designs and brightly colored tops they have on their website, I finally settled on the Women’s Kenya Elephant T-shirt.

The country of Kenya is actually very special to me because I got to travel there as a baby. Though I was too young to remember anything about the trip, I always enjoy listening to the stories my parents tell about it.

in kenya

(I’m the blond one in the photo. )

By purchasing this shirt, a growing season’s worth of water is provided to a Kenyan family. So every time I wear it, I will think of that family, and know that I was able to help them, even if it was only in a small way.


When the shirt finally arrived in the mail, I COULD NOT wait to test it out! The fabric is incredibly soft and the red stitching contrasts with the green of the shirt in a gorgeous way. It also has a really flattering v-neck. Heck, it’s such a cool shirt I’ll probably be wearing it to my classes and not just for runs!




I finally tried it out yesterday when I ran the Ramon Rocha 5k. Ramon Rocha was a humanitarian and the driving force behind the establishment of the Teresa House and several other local charities, so it seemed fitting to wear my Janji shirt for the first time at this event.

It was a cool fall morning, and it felt absolutely perfect for running! I went with a couple of friends, and ran with them most of the way.

The start of the race! (Photo Credits to North Street Studios)

The start of the race!
(Photo Credits to North Street Studios)

I wanted to relax and have fun with this 5k, so I didn’t push myself too hard. Instead, I just reveled in the happy atmosphere of excited runners.

Running with a few friends! (Photo Credits to North Street Studios)

Running with a few friends!
(Photo Credits to North Street Studios)

(Photo Credits to North Street Studios)

(Photo Credits to North Street Studios)

I finished 52nd, with a time of 26:02. Then, I ate some delicious apple crisp (one of the best foods fall races can serve!), listened to a little live music, and headed home.

My Janji shirt was soft and amazingly comfortable to run in, and I know it is going to become one of my absolute faves. Knowing the good cause behind it just makes it that much more special.  I would highly recommend Janji to anyone looking for some new running clothes for the fall – you definitely will not be disappointed!

Overall,  it was a great start to the fall racing season and an awesome Saturday!


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