Friday, June 18, 2010

loy·al

loy·al - unswerving in allegiance.

I consider myself a loyal person.

I am absolutely loyal to my Hubby [Pita].

I am loyal to my daughter.  My awesome family.  My friends.  My church.  My "ED" TreadmillSaucony shoes.  My Thorlo socks.  My Muscle Milk.  Heck, even my Charmin.  Yes, Charmin [toilet paper].

You know . . .

Executives at T.P. companies gather in big, fancy, glassy conference rooms to figure out how they can keep us coming back to the store for their version of the fluffy soft stuff wrapped around a little cardboard roll.

We learn loyalty to some extent growing up.  I remember shopping with my Mom.  I'd bring back Colgate tooth paste but we were buying "AIM".   I didn't ask why, I just went and got the AIM. 

I'd say, Political parties are definitely [a brand] statement of loyalty - and for me and my super-conservative house.  We were republicans.  So, I supported the Republican party when I was ohhh probably 8 years old. 

Current events can change one's loyalty too.  BP anyone?  And how many of you went running for some chili at Wendy's after the "finger" incident?!  yummy.

But for today, I am so thankful to my loyal "followers".  This blogging journey has done so much for me.  Sorry to make it all about me.  "Princess" who? [that's a whole other post]. ;)

Thank you for sharing this journey of life, of living, of running, of doing, of blogging with me.

Emz

18 comments:

Stacey said...

I love being a part of the running/blogging community too!

H Love said...

It makes a huge difference....not everyone gets it! you have a beautiful heart...thanks for sharing!

Luke said...

YAY CHARMIN

Evolving Through Running said...

Loyalty is an admirable trait, especially in the face of adversity. Hoping to instill that in my kids, and take my own medicine.

Building on my 'accentuate the positive' blog post, nothing builds loyalty in me like good customer service. A company can screw up royally, but if they own it, make it right, and do so in a manner that makes me feel like they actually value my business and my time, I'll be loyal for life, even if it means a bit more $.

Have to say, my Asics loyalty is beginning to waver with my string of breakdowns. Maybe I'll take a look at Saucony. I guess at this point I'm very local to my Orthopedist, and the makers of Advil.

carin said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile and I love it. I had a few running questions for you. Is there any way I can email you or you could email me? Or shoudl I just leave them in here? I was specifically wondering about treadmill training for a marathon and your regimen, etc. I've also been limited to the treadmill for most of my running life, so am interested in what you do!

EricaH said...

love this post :) and I learned something new cause i live in a bubble and had no idea what the Wendy's incident was until i googled it right now. Love you blog. :)

Kelly Leigh said...

I'm a LOYAL follower of this here blog. I love it!!!

Pam said...

For as long as you shall blog, I shall follow. :)

Sarah said...

I incorporated the word "Charmin" into a song the other day. Rhymes with Carmen. :-D

RockStarTri said...

new follower. Please don't squeeze the....."what ever is on sale" :0

Adam said...

Great post!! Likewise to you!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Oh snap. I run in Newtons. And I am a registered Democrat. But I love your blog and will read it for a long time. BTW I'm mailing your shirt tomorrow.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Thank you for sharing your life with us in your blog...

=)

MCM Mama said...

The running blogging community rocks! Happy to be one of your loyal followers!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Great post! I love your posts and am happy that I found your blog to follow! :)

Tara said...

You have such great posts! I am happy to be a follower and get to "listen" in on your life!

Megan said...

I'm fiercely loyal too.

Julie said...

I absolutely loved this:)