Friday, November 5, 2010

"300" - Soul Coughing [+ giveaway]

Welcome.
to.
300.

Emz style.

Look what you started with these sleeves Angie B.

If only, I had those legs.


Now, I did love "Foges" idea of using my very first blog [click here-but please come back!] 

I [mostly] love how much things have changed since then.

Like:

* "number of people who will read my blog" - ummmm, look at the comments total on this post.  Yep, it was "one" too - thanks to [Matty-O].

* number of marathons I've run.  Was one now it's seven.  With and 8,9 & 10 just around the corner.

* number of people I will tell.  While I don't tell many.  I sure as heck have told more than one.

* I ran a 50 mile TRAIL race.  Would have NEVER - EVER thought I'd have done that 299 posts ago.

* I have friends in blog land.  Like real. true. friends.  Friends that are unlike any other.  Friends I hold dear to my heart.  not weird Internet friends.  but friends I'd help out in a heartbeat, if they needed me.

* number of toenails I've lost.  Increased by four.  dang 50 miler.

* I now have friends in Canada, Australia, Italy, Europe [I found out where it is Adrienne], Netherlands, Mexico & New Zealand.  And I wouldn't trade them for anything.
* I do still just have the one [albeit perfect] kido.  That one does surprise me.

* I have blog friends that probably understand me better than some family and without question, most friends.

* Only one blog meet up [so far] with one of my favorite girls who runs this planet Kera.
* I'll be running in this next year with RL.  My fellow AZ girl, I MUST meet!

* I never thought in a million years I'd get called out on the abs.  Still don't get that.  The arm crease now, that is weird and gross.

Big moments in blogging for me:

Amy & Brooke......without a doubt they are the reason I started blogging.  They made it look fun & they made it funny.

When I found Petra.  First runner I ever followed.
When MissZ became a follower.  I mean look at her profile photo.  This woman means business.
When BDD became a follower.  I'm still trying to figure out if he truly exists or is an urban legend.

Then there was "Q" & "SU&R" who - - - man, just speechless.  They are hilarious.

Patrick and all his [not] smiling.  Kovas in all his "strangeness".  DRog with his "tranny" issues [car...people, car tranny].  Andrew with his awesome posts and race shirts.

I could go on & on.  Wait, I must . . .Sarah [can't link her because it's private and I'm invited and you are not.  Love you Sarah].  Slowmo.  Awesome.  And who can forget JamooshMooshy, to me.  His RR here.  The best ever.  And oh ya, thanks for putting my abs on the "map".

You guys have made this the best time in my life.  Through the uppest up's and the downest downs.  I thank you.

Now to celebrate:

Be thankful we are not celebrating in person or I'd have to break out my best "running man" .  Okay, we should ALL be thankful [thankful day #5] for ON-LINE parties.

** In honor of 300 post day. **

I have three items up for you to win.

Item #1: [wait I don't even own this one!]

#2:

In "unisex" sizing [black].

#3:



In "girlie" sizing [in black].

HUGE. HUGE. HUGE "thank you" to Ron @ Punk Rock Racing for the giveaway donation.  Have I mentioned, I love this guy?! 

If you don't want to wait to win. . . . click on the new added link on my blog and buy direct.  Tell him "Emz sent you" . . . ONLY because I think it sounds cool.

How to enter:

1. Follow- follow me into my constant state of confusion. +1
2. Follow me on Facebook - HA!  I've been dying to write that. -4
3. Tell me your favorite blog post of mine. +1
4. Tell me why you follow me. +1
5. Link to this post. +1

[rules on #4] . . . must be an appropriate comment that a 10 year old could read.  Because she does read.  So play nice.

** Wnners will be announced Tuesday, November 9th. **

YOU GUYS ROCK.

LOVE YOU ALL!

Emz

181 comments:

Quinton J said...

Nice work! Congratulations on your 300th post and on your 300 followers.
And for the record…I’ve always been fond of your abs AND your beard.

JenniferLeah said...

I am a follower :)
Really, your blog is one of my favorites and I love reading your funny/crazy/touching/zany posts.
more than I love your abs.

Congrats girl! Here's to 300 more

oh and the movie 300 is just awesome. so are Gerad's abs-but yours are better!!

JenniferLeah said...

Im not on FB so no points lost there-whew! I knew there was a reason I did not bother to waste even more of my time on FB...

JenniferLeah said...

I follow you because
1) you're funny
2) you're inspirational
3) you take advantage of all the fonts/text options available :)

JenniferLeah said...

will link this giveaway on my blog

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow you! Congrats on 300!

Matty O said...

HAHAHA you are a nut girl. Loved the 300 reference there. Little did you know Sugoi's new advertising line is, even the spartans needed arm warmers!

I follow because you are a riot. I think you are one of the few people out there that understands my personality... that now makes 3 people (H, Bryan, you) haha.

How the heck does Q get the first post spot every day... dude what's up with that?!

Don't have a favorite post. 300 is a lot to read. I think it WOULD HAVE been the one that actually convinced me as to why I should run on a treadmill :)

Keep the posts coming!

JenniferLeah said...

favorite post??? yikes...that's tough-
I do love the one of you sitting in the high chair just because that photo was stange and hilarious!!

the pics of the high numbers on your treadmill are always inspiring. I still don't know how the heck you can do that. SHOOOT ME PLEEEEZE. Or give me a tv/dvr in my home gym!! LOL

Matty O said...

OH YEAH, I better not win because H is already mad that I have so many t-shirts in the closet.

Slomohusky said...

Thanks for the shoutout. Yet, I did notice my name gets the same color tinting as the word THIS, while others get much bolder shading! :) I guess this means I need to try harder to be your next BFF.

However, much I love the Cheaptrick runner shirts -some how I doubt yours fit me. :) My abs, sadly, are not as yours. They were once though -yeah right?

Fun Blog EMZ!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Ha! you and your anti-facebook passion ...

I follow you because you always make me laugh, or smile, or cry. You are honest and tell it like it is. And I love that. Plus, I want to be a runner like you (all hardcore). Oh and your abs are to die for ...

Quinton J said...

LOL...Matty-O...I sit at my desk all day and hit refresh until her new post comes up.

Sometimes...if I have to go pee...Kovas beats me to it.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

This is my all-time favorite post of yours:

http://royalpitatoias.blogspot.com/2010/06/rn-kimbo-naughty-nurse.html

I am a sucker for friendly competition ...

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

Zaneta said...

post #300?! AWESOME!!! I could probably name 300 things about you that i love... 1)personality 2)smile 3)abs 4)humor 5)mommy skills 6)your caring heart 7)..... ok, yeah... i promise im not a creeper or a stalker or crazy... ok, maybe im crazy... but seriously... you are awesome and congrats on the 300th post and 300 followers! :)

Zaneta said...

oh yeah... 7)your belt buckle...

Emz said...

M0 & Q - hilarious. love it.

TMB - awesome. uhhh ya, me too. ;)

Shawn said...

1. Am Following = +1
2. No Facebook = 0
3. The 50 miler story, hands down = +1
4. Started running, started reading running blogs and yours kept my interest, bravo to you! = +1
5. Started my own blog (way to leap into the 80's shawn), will link tonight = +1

Marlene said...

Happy 300!!! I follow you... I'm on the "new" side but getting to know and love you more with each post!

I love that your posts are everything from funny to sweet to charming to touching to clever to silly to honest to crazy and everything in between. That's why I follow. :)

Foges said...

Obviously I follow.... although I never crack the top 10 in comments and I never get more than 5 in my blog. I should get a free entry for suggesting the topic and ANOTHER free entry for my birthday tomorrow.

I would have to say my favorite post is any one that talks about 'the buckel'.

I don't really have a reason why I follow you though... you always seem to confuse me ;)

She said I need a goal said...

Congrats on 300!! I love this community of blogging/tweeting runners and cyclists and triathletes. I learn so much from everyone. In fact I just learned how to eat a TUB of cookie dough from Matty-O, go figure.

Emz said...

SSINAG - ummmm, who do you think taught HIM?!!?

Aimee said...

Yay for 300 followers!! That is awesome! Ha ha..I love your photoshopped picture of "300"...awesome!

I'm a follower! :)

Aimee said...

I seriously can't pick a favorite post of yours. So many of them I have loved. Sorry if that is a cruddy answer, but it's the truth!

Aimee said...

I follow your blog b/c your posts always make me smile, cry, or think. I love how you write and what you write about, and it's as simple as that! :)

Jamoosh said...

Happy #300! Definitely hanging around for #301.

She said I need a goal said...

I KNEW I liked you!

Amy said...

Congrats on number 300!

I follow you because you're REAL.

My favourite post was your 50 miler Race Report. I cried.

Emily said...

I just had lunch with my mom and we we're both pulling for you to get that Boston confirmation ASAP!!!

Emz said...

Emily---yay for lunch with your mom & double yay for pulling for me. Maybe today. Maybe a super lucky 300 day! ;)

Amy - thank you. Happy. Emz.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats on #300, I love the reference to 300 as well

LOL, When I come back home to visit my parents, we will have lunch someday. Just to prove I am really exist. I am just a regular, every day guy, nothing special, just brought together with the common interest of endurance sports.

obxbchgrl said...

Woot woot! You made it and you came up with an awesome post. Not that I am surprised!

So, I stalk you. Lots. Mostly because I have a girl crush on you and I really want abs like yours when I grow up. Well, if I ever grow up. Plus, you're super-sweet and pretty funny. But mostly its your abs.

Adrienne said...

Mostly I love you because of Eva. Just kidding, you know I love you for YOU! :)

obxbchgrl said...

Whoops. Forgot you're not supposed to hit enter! It's okay, I'm not blonde, just a chowderhead.

My favorite post of yours is well, there's lots of them. The most recent one is when you wrote, I think it was just this last Monday, about the spudnuts and THE BELT. (Like how I emphasized that?)

Run on.

Lucy said...

I follow you!

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Lucy said...

"Fantastic Voyage"- Running 50 miles... not crazy... at all...

Matty O said...

BDD is lying, he is not your normal every day guy, he is so humble sometimes! :)

Q you are a riot. I think you and I click the refresh button enough times to equate to the clicks of a small city. I guess I will never be first poster on EMZ's wall. I can dream though.

Lucy said...

I follow you because you inspire me to keep running.
And it seems less crazy to run 100 miles in 2 weeks when your reading about someone who has already done that and continued on to running a 50 miler.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Must you post my photo like this? I think I look fat in that picture. I'm a follower, because like most of the 300, I can't figure out how to unfollow. Since you are not on FB, I have your MySpace page bookmarked. My favorite post: http://royalpitatoias.blogspot.com/2010/08/give-me-my-buckle-off-to-doctor.html - the buckle (as if we haven't heard enough). I follow you because you are all kinds of the good strange. I've linked this post on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwest-Multisport-Life/138715472827656

Evolving Through Running said...

Congrats on 300 posts and 300 followers. Started following your blog just because of the title (which was the mantra of an old boss of mine), and continue to follow because you make me laugh and make me think, and would probably make me cry were I not so abundantly manly. Clearly you are a bad-ass runner, but your blog shows you are so much more.

misszippy said...

Woohoo, the big 300, EMZ style! I follow because you are amazing, amusing, amiable, and an endurance god (ran out of A words).

Ashby Family said...

I follow you!

Ashby Family said...

i follow you because one day I wish I can run as fast as you can. You are inspiring to me. (and I love the abs)

ajh said...

I follow you!

ajh said...

I follow you because you are..........
funny
kind
inspiring

in no particular order!!!

ajh said...

I follow you because you are..........
funny
kind
inspiring

in no particular order!!!

Ashby Family said...

I linked on my blog:

missionhotbodafterbaby.blogspot.com

misszippy said...

Oh, and (bad) ass, another A word!

I follow

ajh said...

Favorite post? Hard to pick! I always like the ones about Peanut so I am going with Back to School Shopping Already! Love the shoe purchase!

misszippy said...

Favorite post must be your 50-mile race report (this excepting Peanut"s posts, of course)

misszippy said...

Linking on my blog

Angie Bee said...

I am a loyal follower :)

Angie Bee said...

My favorite post has been the one where you posted the crying picture after your 50 miler. Seriously the coolest photo ever.

Angie Bee said...

I follow your blog because its real. Its raw and heart felt.

Melissa Cunningham said...

oooooh,i saw the awesome abs (sorry not yours this time!) and had to click on that 300 pic!LOL!!!
loved this post!!!!

:)

Angie Bee said...

I posted a link to my blogs sidebar :)

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I follow you... like a stalker!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Why do I follow you? Because you're freakin' hilarious AND have a kick A belt buckle.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Ok, so -
1. I follow you.
2. And I follow you because you are constantly up-beat inspirational. I love how you are awesome, you know you are awesome, but you are humble about it. How do you do that?! If I was awesome I'd rub it in everyone's face!
3. My favorite post is the one when you thanked Peanut for holding your hand on a walk. I don't even have kids and I didn't just tear up, I actually cried. I was thinking that that was the kind of relationship I would crave if I did have kids.

Morgan said...

Congrats on 300!!!

Before I get started in all my points for this contest I just want to remind you that you do have another meet up in the works! With me and the rest of the blogosphere in Beantown in April!!! Moving on...

I already follow you. +1

My fav blog post was your "Fantastic Voyage" - Can we say bad@ss! I knew you could! +1

I follow you because you are an inspiration, you crack me up and I too, am jealous of your abs! +1

As for linking to the post, just out of spite I linked to it on my Caution:Redhead Running Facebook fan page!!! Bahahahahahaha!!!! (Evil laugh) +1 / -4 :P

xoxo

Matty O said...

EMZ, you can't keep up with these posts... you are overwhelmed over there. I think you knew this would happen and I think you gave up.

its ok... just blindly put your finger on the screen to see who wins what. Remember I CAN'T WIN! H will not be happy!

Emz said...

MO - well like it or not you are getting my emz shirt when it comes off the press.

Emz said...

Gracie - thank you. That was some night. I loved that post. Thank you!!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Congrats n 300. It's (usually) been just as fun for us. Keep it up!!!

busyrunningmama said...

I'm a follower!

Melissa said...

Of course I'm a follower!! Congrats on 300 posts!

Heather said...

Congratulations on 300 posts and over 300 followers!

I love the photo of the big "300" guy with the sleeves!! This, among many other reasons is why I am a follower.

busyrunningmama said...

Favorite blog post -
since I am fairly new to your blog, I loved your 50 miler Post race report.
Loved the honesty, photos and the huge amounts of inspiration...
You rock!!

Heather said...

I follow because your posts are always interesting to me...either funny, thought provoking or sentimental.

busyrunningmama said...

Why do I follow you??

Mostly because you are hilarious! But also because I like the tell it like it is honesty that you have and unique writing style!

Keep up the great blogging! We love it!!!

Laura said...

I'm a follower!

Sarah said...

1. Yes! I'm a follower already.
2. Successfully not following you on Facebook.
3. I loved the one about cooking for your family.
4. Because you're my friend and I like to see what's going on in your life.
5. Doing this in a few minutes. :)

Love you too!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am a confused follower!

Laura said...

I follow because I ran across your blog and thought you were so funny and REAL. I kept following because your comments on my blog let me know that you ARE real :) I will continue to follow because I want to run like you someday!

Laura said...

I follow and WANT T-SHIRT #1!!!!!!!

Laura said...

I think my favorite post was the first one I saw when I ran across your blog, your gorgeous daughter was wearing some fabulous outfit that made me think you must me an awesome mom and she must think you are the coolest!

Heather said...

Best post was "More Than Words - Extreme". Very inspiring you are!

Laura said...

I follow cause of your wackiness and I covet your abs.

Laura said...

Em-ology was a fav post of mine but all of yours are great.

Heather said...

I posted a link to this on my blog.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Why I follow. Which is to say, why I actually read because we both know there IS a difference!

I read for several reason. I started reading because your content was interesting to me. I thought you were someone of depth beyond just running and I liked that. I started reading because of those abs! Not kidding your photos, you level of fitness is inspiring! I follow because of peanut. I love when she posts. I love seeing that side of you and getting to know her. It reminds me of my own daughter.
Why I keep reading? You inspire me. Your 50! amazing!! Your sharing with me about life when my shoulders felt weak and sharing with my immediate family was difficult because they are all "too close" to the situation, sometimes too quick to judge. [thank you!] I keep reading because you never cease to say something that I enjoy reading. I never know what I'll get when I click your post and I LOVE that. Finally, I keep reading because I think you are a person I would actually like as a person not just as a runner. I think of you as a friend. Not a bloggy friend. And I think we both know there is a difference.

DRog said...

300!!!! WTF!!!
you = RockStar !!!

next Blog meet up in Jan? =)

8.9.10.....I know you are stockpiling. against me.
searching marathonguide now.....

entries
1) check
3) RR for the 50, frist post, and TopOfMarathon post including the comments

4) B/C you are freakin ON IT. Gimme a F'n break: - I start following you less than two months ago or so? and you have done a marathon and a 50?! and have a beautiful 3 months ahead. I have found certain blogs to inspire me and work harder. You are On It and inspire me:)
plus you seem to have a similar quality I have?? a d d i c t !!

GoUs RnR!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Right now my favorite post might have to be two posts, for different reasons.
1. Your 50 miler! because I still dream of making the leap from 50k to 50 miles. You make me feel like I CAN do it.
2. Your post about your parents anniversary. This one because I often find comfort in sharing in milestones that others celebrate. My father passed away unexpectedly 6 years ago. I feel the loss of anniversarys and special days that my mother will never know. I grieve for her that she will not get to "grow old" with my man she is still in love with. So sharing in celebrations with others doesn't make me sad it reminds me that other people don't take things for granted. Thanks for sharing.

Matty O said...

You better send H a shirt first... that will break the ice, then I will smooth things over and say, 'oh hey look what I got in the mail today' and see if I can keep it :)

the real reason I follow you is because it takes me forever to read your posts. The text and font and capital letter stuff takes me forever to read. I spend a good hour a day on your site alone. :)

ShutUpandRun said...

Heck yes I follow

Carrie said...

I would have to say my favorite blog was the one where you talked about a "jogger" vs. a "runner". It made me evaluate what my status is. It also was the first time I wrote a blog about another blog I had read. After then, I was hooked!

ShutUpandRun said...

I follow you because you are witty, efervesant (sp?), beautiful, insightful, extemely talented as a runner, down to earth, kind. Plus you are unique in your writing style and you confuse us all with your crazy fonts. I'm not just saying this all so I win either.

ShutUpandRun said...

I've loved many of your posts, but the 50 miler report was above and beyond.

Velma said...

I follow!!!

Velma said...

I am not sure if I have a favorite post, but I do like when you talk about how you feel - few people do that. I love all the belt buckle posts.

Velma said...

I follow you because you are a punk rock superstar - so few people embrace popular culture like you do. I hope I win, but I am so buying my own shirt.

Melissa Cunningham said...

I follow you bc
1)your inspirational
2) your goofy as sin(in a good way)
3) your abs give me motivation to get mine back!!!

rock on chica!!!

happy 300!!!

Jon said...

Congrats on 300! HUGE milestone!

I am glad that I am not the only one who questions whether BDD is an urban legend or man. I know nobody who has met him in person. Cool guy though!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am reposting this on my facebook page just so I have another reason to comment.

And email me your address. (I would have emailed you, but you don't have your email linked. what's that about?)

Oh, right, my point. I will totally send you a Christmas card. Consider it done!

amyraye said...

happy 300th post, my friend. here's to 300 more! i better start blogging regularly again or you're going to pass me up in posts. :)

Teamarcia said...

Happy 300! Here's too 300+ more!
Follower!

Teamarcia said...

My fave post is your 50 mile race!

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

Going to find you on FB now.

Molly said...

I follow you! Duh!!

Karine said...

This seems like a "red letter" day in the life of EMZ--300 posts is an occasion. But to her family she brings "effervescence" and beauty and spirit to everything she does-- every day of the year. I am CONVINCED this is true and never CONFUSED. I GET YOU!!!

Molly said...

my favorite post was when Peanut got that pair of tall chucks with all the laces...

Molly said...

I follow because I want to see what you're going to say next...and because you put in all those crazy ass miles on the treadmill!

Jason said...

I am laughing out loud at that 300 pic. That is flat-out AWESOME and the best part is the ABs on the dude. Seriously you should have put your head on the pic as well and nobody would have questioned it. HI-LARRY-US !!!!!

1- I am a follower
2- Nope, not gonna follow you on FB (if you were there, but maybe you are and are like BDD an urban myth of FB)
3- My favorite blog post of all time is all of them and for the simple reason that you respond to your readers. I find that endearing and makes it very personal
4- Read #3
5- This will go up on the GIVEAWAY section of my blog on the right hand side.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Happy 300! I was feeling like the girl at school who sits alone at lunch until I realized there are close to 300 other loyal followers who didn't get a shout out in this post either =) I also realized I am a slacker when it comes to commenting so that might have something to do with it. But I know you TOTALLY love me.

Seriously though, I am a happy happy follower. I follow you because you are hilarious and real and an inspiring runner. Oh, and because of your abs. For real. If you missed my post that proves it, it's here: http://ihaverun.blogspot.com/2010/10/runner-envy.html.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Post linked on my sidebar!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Wow, a favorite. I honestly couldn't choose just one. I tried. A few more recent favs: Someone keeps moving my chair; Oh What a Night; Peanut reporting in while my mom sorts out this blog thing. I'll stop there, but the list could go on and on!

Colleen said...

Yay!!! 300 is awesome!

I follow you!

Colleen said...

My favorite post recently was the one of you crying at the finish of the 50 miler. AWESOME - you are human!

Colleen said...

I follow your blog because you are a huge inspiration. I love that you are down to earth, very entertaining and very real. I hope you realize that you are a bright spot in many of my days! :)

Emz said...

All - tears as I type. Yes. I am a very emotional being. Maybe TOO emotional but oh well. I embrace it.
Thank you.
Day.
Made.

ShebaJC said...

I've been reading you for a while and coulda sworn I hit that follow button... I'm sure I've hit it now!

ShebaJC said...

Linked the giveaway on my blog

ShebaJC said...

I follow you, not only because you are inspirational here, but because you are encouraging and inspirational on a good half of the other blogs I follow. You are a sweet personality in a strong body. What's not to love?

Emz said...

Oh & Jason - BDD he lives!! Says Matty -O!!
He actually saw him with his own two eyes & bung toe.

Jill said...

I do follow you, even though I didn't get any luv here today *sniff sniff*

Jannifer said...

I look forward to reading your blog everyday!! I follow you(that sounds creepy) and the reason why is because your blog is entertaining and I think you kick butt. And shirt #3 would be sweet.

Jill said...

My favorite post was reading about your 50 victory - I could hear the happiness spewing out in every word!

Jill said...

I follow you cuz your - You!!!

Tara said...

Ron is AMAZING! Love his gear :)

Jason said...

So with all this talk of abs and EMZ I used THE google to find out how much is really out there. I used EMZ+abs and sure enough the first listing is a blog post about them. LOL!!!!!

There is a video titled EMZ+abs as well but I don't have time to open it to see if that is you doing your best Olivia Newton-John impression because its date night and I need to get ready.

Karen R said...

I FOLLOW THE CONFUSION :)

Karen R said...

I FOLLOW BECAUSE I LIKE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS YOU INCORPORATE IN YOUR BLOG - RUNNING (OF COURSE), FAMILY, FASHION, ETC.

Karen R said...

MY FAVORITE POST/S WAS ABOUT THE 50MILER YOU DID. WHENEVER I THINK THAT I DON'T WANT TO RUN MY 8 OR 10MILES, I FEEL LIKE A WIMP :) SO I THINK ABOUT YOUR 50 MILES, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT DOESN'T SEEM SO HUGE ANYMORE!

Laurie said...

I follow you... probably closely enough that you might want to look into a restraining order, even though I don't always comment... I think that might be called stalking. Oops. Hooray for 300!

Laurie said...

I follow you because you are freaking awesome. I mean there is the obvious rockin' abs and super speediness as well as tenacity you seem to possess but you are also super real. I love that and your posts. They are always good for some sort of emotion... usually laughing, but you've been known to bring me to tears before too. Yours is one of the few blogs that I actually read out loud to my husband and he doesn't just feign interest in... Also, I think I secretly (not so much anymore) want to be you... there I go back to that creepy stalking thing again, sorry.

Pam said...

I follow you!!!

Laurie said...

All your posts rock, but one of the first ones I remember reading was about your circles of friends and how you don't like them to overlap, i.e. you don't want to run into church friends at the gym... I loved that, so true!

I'm of course going to link you up too. Happy 300!

Tricia said...

woohooo

I follow

Tricia said...

and I follow you for the abspiration

(not to be confused with perspiration, ABspiration is inspiration for abs)

Tricia said...

this one is my favorite because it offers me free stuff

honest, yes?

:)

Pam said...

I only follow you for your buckle. LOL

Seriously LOVE this blog! Holding true to its name, it really did CONFUSE me at first... with all the caps and italics and big font and small font and brackets... I kept looking for some kind of pattern... is there some kind of subliminal message? Are the CAPPED words a jumbled up sentence that will lead me to a buried treasure???

WHERE'S MY TREASURE, EMZ???? LMAO

(BTW, I just commented about you on Laura (from It's a Boiseful Life)'s blog. I told her she needs to take a picture of her new BADGE and flaunt it around to give your BUCKLE a little competition! hahahaha

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

congrats on the 300th post!!! you know I'm your follower =)

Emz said...

JILL - YOU
are
soooooooooooo
loved. :)

Jason - I'm scared to look.

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I follow you coz your posts make me smile =)

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

THIS is my fave one coz you're giving away that shirt I like so much. =)

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I'm gonna post this link on my sidebar =)

heather said...

300 posts? Seriously? Haven't you been blogging for like a year? Girl, you have A LOT to say! And I'm glad. Love ya, Emz!

Faithful follower!

heather said...

I follow because you're funny.
I follow because I never know what I'll find when hit your link.
I follow because you are not afraid to wear your heart on you blog.
I follow because you motivate me!
I follow you so I can look at your sparkly buckle!

heather said...

My favorite post was from the 50 miler! It still amazes me and makes me cry...then laugh...then cry again.

Erika said...

I am a follower...and I do so because you always keep me on my toes and laughing OUT LOUD! plus, I'm new to running and will continue to run until my abs look like yours. Its motivating.

Erika said...

I love your 50 mile race report...
And the video of your big finish!

brandi said...

I am a follower!!!!!!!

brandi said...

I started following you because of your killer abs. I figured if I ran as fast as you then I too would own such abs....still not fast and still no abs!

brandi said...

My fav post (just started reading about 2 months ago) is your 50 miler recap!!! By the end I wanted to cry with you!

canyoncairns said...

I absolutely follow!

canyoncairns said...

When I went looking for my favorite post of yours I realized they were actually two that I imagined as one:

http://royalpitatoias.blogspot.com/2010/07/had-to.html
http://royalpitatoias.blogspot.com/2010/08/bragging-rights.html

I haven't followed your blog as long as others have, but these two made you really stand out to me as having an incredibly unique and special relationship with your daughter which really impressed me.

And I was literally refreshing, distracting myself, refreshing, distracting myself waiting for your 50-miler recap!

canyoncairns said...

I follow because I find you to be one of the most genuine and open people I've found on the internet. You're also hilarious, determined, and full of life which helps my keep reading, but I mostly look forward to your posts because I feel like you're a friend.

Also, how in the world do you manage to comment on every other running blog out there before I get to them? I'm finding new blogs everyday, and I swear yesterday there you are chiming in on not knowing what winter gear is in AZ.

AND how many people sit there waiting for comments on their posts just to comment back live?

Everyone loves you and I can't not!

Emz said...

CC- I love your comments. My peanut. Rocks. My. World. ;)
On the commenting back "live". I love comments. I love my followers. I'm sure it makes me weird that I do this. But honestly. It. Makes. My. Day. I feel like sometimes my best "post" takes place in the comments from others.

Comments really are where the blog "fun" is at.
You. Are. Awesome. :)

Paige said...

Crap, I was going to say I love your comments most! That takes all the fun out of it. Just wanted to let you know I ran my first half today and I was chanting all sorts of mantras from your posts/comments and others'. Thanks for the motivation bloggers, but mostly you because you kick horse butt!

Trish said...

I am a new follower. Strange because I thought I was already following you. Huh. Maybe it's on FB ;)

Trish said...

I love to read your blog because you both entertain and inspire me!!

Caratunk Girl said...

I FOLLOW YOU!! I look forward to your posts, although I am not able to get here every day because of stupid work. I think work should let me read your blog, just sayin.
ALSO... also for the record, I say BDD is either an urban legend or really like a group of guys, because there is no way one guy is that awesome. :)

Caratunk Girl said...

I can't decide if my favorite post is your 50 mile recap or reading the back and forth between you, Q, and Matty O on everyone elses blogs... :)

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow you because you always either make me laugh (if not here, you get me giggling in a comment somewhere), inspire me, or just have something awesome to say. So yeah, you rock.

Matty O is so funny, but I think he might be a bit of a diva...I wonder if he has more shoes than H too? :)

runningwithababyonboard said...

I'm a follower. Congrats on 300! Again you inspire me! :)

runningwithababyonboard said...

Favorite post(s): Probably my first posts of yours that I read (when Peanut was riding her bike to school and you followed her)

runningwithababyonboard said...

I read your blog because it's different from anything else out there. I love that you're a runner and write about that, but that's not all you write about. I absolutely adore your blogs about your family. I love the style of your blog and the pick-me-up I get from reading your blogs.
And besides all of that, I read your blog to dream about being as hard core (abs) as you.
Oh, and I love trying to figure out if I know the songs you refer to. :)

runningwithababyonboard said...

I linked to your blog...

Rae said...

Happy 300!

I follow you!

Rae said...

One of my favorite posts is your 50-miler race report! Incredible!

Rae said...

I follow you cause you are awesome. And cause you are an inspiration! I want to run like you and I want abs like you! :)

One Crazy Penguin said...

I already follow :)

One Crazy Penguin said...

I follow you because you make me think that one day I can do crazy things like win an awesome belt buckle and run a 50 miler. You're truly an inspiration :)

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

YAY for 300 posts and 300 followers!!!!

I'm one of them!!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I haven't been following that long but I did read your 50 mile report and LOVED it!! So inspiring and motivational!

I love that you are so passionate!

Tom said...

I follow your blog because it is a very happening place. Just look at all the followers you have already. Things are going to get out of control very soon for you. I really liked your recent 50 mile race post. You are crazy for doing that.

Tom said...

I also forgot to mention that I like how you try to keep things clean. I have a 10 year old mentality, so I appreciate that.

Alanna said...

I follow you.

Alanna said...

My favourite post is the one from today (8 Nov). It reminds me of my best friend from elementary school - we rarely see each other now, but we got together after 10 years and it wasn't awkward. Friends like that are rare!

Alanna said...

I follow you because I kept seeing you comment on other people's blogs or they would reference you and I had to find out what all the fuss was about. :p

Alanna said...

Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I'm a follower, don't follow ya on FB...but totally will if ya want, and I follow for many reasons. The biggest being b/c I you have a BIG heart for family, running, fun and you make me laugh;-)

cheers to 300 baby!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

oh, and my favorite post...that's a hard one. honestly, you've got so many. i think your wedding anniversary one. maybe b/c I related so much w/it~ have same ~date, dress, etc, etc;-)

EricaH said...

i am a follower

thanks for the heads up

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I'm following, to the state of confusion even!

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I just got referred to your blog from a link on Erica's blog-'I Run Because I Can'

I love your humor and can't wait to dive head first into your older posts.

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I just started reading your blog, but I got a great laugh out of your daughter's camera shennanigans.

RunningLaur said...

So, I know I'm late on this, so shoot me - life's busy. But yay 300! and even more yay 100 miles! yay yay yay!!!