Win a Week’s Worth of Eco-Friendly Socks from Coolmax Ecomade

Merry Christmas.  Or Happy Holidays.  Whichever works for you, now is a time to kick back, let loose, celebrate, and be thankful.

And as if you didn’t already have plenty to be thankful for, here’s one more thing to be happy about: you might already be wearing somebody’s recycled water bottle on your feet.

I’m not talking about the Brooks Green Silence (which, by the way, I’m loving more and more every time I wear them).

No, this time I’m talking about socks.  And in this third and final NMA giveaway of the 2010 holiday season, you can win a week’s worth of socks from Coolmax® Ecomade that don’t just look  funky, but that somebody once drank out of.  Sort of.

What’s so cool about Coolmax

The yarn used to make Coolmax® Ecomade socks is made from 97% post-consumer plastic bottles, which is kind of awesome, especially for tree-hugging, granola-munching hippies like us.

And you might already be wearing Coolmax® Ecomade and not know it—they work with brands like Injinji, DeFeet, Dansko, and REI to produce environmentally-friendly socks for endurance sports and for everyday wear.

Since we’ve been talking a little bit recently about goals and doing cool stuff next year, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post, sometime between now and when the ball drops, listing one awesome thing you’re going to do in 2011.

(And then you’d better do it, or I’ll hunt you down and forcibly remove your bottle-recycled, rainbow-striped socks with toes in them and give them to someone else who deserves them.)

Good luck in the giveaway, and enjoy your holiday.  I’ll be busy celebrating my son’s first Christmas, turning 30, and then working on a bunch of stuff that’ll make this site really kick ass in 2011.  And then figuring out how the hell I’m going to run 100 miles.



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  1. I’m going to run a 20k with you

  2. I am graduating from college.

  3. Run my first marathon!

  4. I’m going to finally lose that extra 20 pounds I’ve been hauling around! 🙂

  5. I’m going to run a 50 miler.

  6. I am going to give birth to my first child

  7. I’m going to do my very first Half Ironman Triathlon!

  8. In 2011 I will be graduating from college, running my first marathon yikes!) and then applying to graduate school. Oh yeah, and maybe getting a job in between and travelling abroad? Busy year!

  9. I’m going to run another marathon. I ran my first this year despite getting a serious injury a week before the race. It was the most painful/awful/wonderful/rewarding experience of my life. I’m hoping 2011’s marathon will be a little gentler on me. I’d love to have some of those socks to train in. Thanks.

  10. One awesome thing I am going to do in 2011 is vow to stand 4 of my 8 work day hours at my desk. I made my own standing workstation and I’m going to use it!

    Mom in Training

  11. I am also turning 30 and an doing my first Ironman!!!!

  12. I’m going to break my bad habit of voracious post dinner snacking!

  13. I’m doing my first triathlon and 50k!

  14. I’m going to run a half marathon and a full marathon.

  15. I am going to run my first half marathon!!!!! So exicted!

  16. Marc Allain says:

    I’m going to race in the Leadville 100!

  17. I’m going to try and run a sub-20 hour 100 miler

  18. I’m going to train my ass off and complete my second Ironman!

  19. I’m going to work on my mental health and find a new job. At the same time I’m going to work on performing proper push ups. No more of this girly stuff for me! I want to be stronger mentally and physicially!

  20. Rebecca Martin says:

    I will be running my first marathon as part of Team Hoyt in the 2011 Boston Marathon in April!!!! I’m wicked honored and excited! Could use the new socks to help through the winter training!

  21. In 2011, I’m going to finally run a marathon with both of my brothers (would’ve this year, but one got doored and broke his foot weeks before the race).

  22. I am going to run my first 10K in summer of 2011. It will be my first race in about 4 years, but I am pumped for it.

  23. I’m already in training to run 26.2 miles for my 26th birthday in 2011! And I’m in dire need of new socks. Currently using biking socks that I’ve had for about 6 years…

  24. I am going to run my third marathon and start looking for my first 50k and possibly 50 miler.

  25. I’ve been conquering each major distance over the last year, and I’m going to run my first marathon in February of 2011. All this running has helped me shed 115 lbs, and I’m continuing to drop. Sure could use some CoolMax socks to keep my feet going!

  26. one cool thing I’m going to do in 2011? Hopefully run my first marathon. And move out of the house!

  27. Do Timberman Ironman70.3!

  28. In 2011, I plan to run my very first marathon. Leading up to it, I’m planning my first 10K, my first half marathon and a series of trail races in varying lengths. And then, just for giggles, I’m going to run my very second marathon. I also plan to start working races as a volunteer for the first time.

    I’m maybe going to be kind of busy.


  29. Tell Therese if she sends me her address I’ll mail her new socks for Xmas no one should be training for or thinking of running a marathon in six year old bike socks !!!


  30. Nicholas H. says:

    I’m going to go rock climbing outdoors on real rocks for the first time!

  31. I’ve been sidelined by an injury and have not been able to run. I want to get back to running on a regular basis and start training for a half marathon.

  32. i’m going to get a scientific paper published. and then run a half marathon to celebrate.

  33. I’m going to run a race with my daughter (her first).

  34. In 2011 I’m running my first ultra!

  35. I’m getting married in 2011, so that is pretty awesome. I’d love to wear these socks, but not to the wedding.

  36. I am going to ride 300 miles in 3 days across Michigan to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. The event is called the Wish a Mile 300 (WAM300). I am both incredibly nervous and incredibly excited at the same time. The fun crazy socks make me smile while I suffer through it.

  37. I’m going to do my first Olympic Triathlon- did 3 sprints this past summer.

  38. In 2011, I am going to win those socks AND graduate college.. maybe wear the socks I win on graduation day? lol.

  39. I’m going to run my second marathon!

  40. In 2011 I’m going to race and train for the joy of it, not as a weight-loss strategy.

  41. Running 10 ultra marathons in 2011. I need socks!

  42. I am going to run every day and end the year the closest to absolute happiness anyone has ever come.

  43. I’m going to marry my best friend on 9.10.11 🙂

  44. I’m hibernating for 3 months, come January, and making a serious dent in my novel.

  45. Would love to win! Socks seem to disappear in
    Our house:)

  46. In 2011 I am running my first marathon! My husband returns home from Afghanistan in the spring and we are going to start training to run the Marine Corps Marathon together- I can’t wait!

  47. Kyle Anderson says:

    First Half Ironman!

  48. I’m doing my first triathlon and am so excited about it!

  49. I am going to run my first marathon in 2011!

  50. I am going to LEARN TO SURF!

    And do at least a 20-miler. At least.

  51. I’ve already registered for 2 Half-Marathons in 2011, and will make a decision about whether to attempt a FULL!!

  52. I’m going to run my first half-marathon in January and most likely a full one before the end of the year :), take the GRE, apply to graduate school and begin my Iyengar yoga certification process.

  53. Doing a half marathon isn’t new, but doing one with my 2 cousins and sister is! So excited!

  54. Amy and I are on the same page. I’m registered for two half-marathons and hope to complete a full too!

  55. I am going to compete in a CrossFit competition. 🙂

  56. Velma Radloff says:

    What a way to end the year, another great give-away! In 2011, once-and-for-all, I am going to find some way to cure my Achilles heel pain so that I can complete a marathon at the end of the year. Attempted to run the New York Marathon last month to celebrate my 73rd birthday but, alas, had to quit at mile 11 due to that pesky injury. I am not a quitter and was so disappointed. There has to be a way to fix it.

  57. Thanks to you and your site and all your motivational posts I’m going to be searching for a 50 miler. I can’t even tell you how pumped I am about this! So thanks for that! 🙂 :). First one my to-do list is to find a running partner. It’s probably not exactly safe for a 22 year old who looks 12, 5’0 and around 95 lbs to run alone in the middle of the woods.

  58. I’m going to go on a 100 mile longboard backpacking trip!

  59. I’m doing my first half-marathon in February. Woo! Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. I am going to run my first marathon in Barcelona (March 6) with my sister Jane!

  61. I’m going to run my 1st ultra

  62. The awesome thing I’m doing in 2001 is running the Boston Marathon. Hope to see you there!

  63. Oops, I meant 2011, not 2001.

  64. Lets see – since sidelined by an injury and can’t run, going to really try to be a serious swimmer, explore more vegan cooking and give birth to my second little one. And I’d love to wear those sweet socks too!

  65. Run my first half marathon.

  66. Ashley Kuhlmann says:

    I will be running an 187 mile ultra relay with my family.

  67. I’m going to organize a bigger better stronger faster PETA Pack vegan running team in 2011 than ever before, and raise over $50,000 for animals with all my teammates! See last year’s at

  68. Jean Jarvis says:

    I’m going to be able to do 10 single leg squats each side and 10 pull ups. I’m a 54 year old woman who is currently recovering from hip surgery.

  69. Personally I hope to set a marathon PR but what I’m looking forward to most is supporting my husband as he trains for his first triathlon. Watching someone you love accomplish something amazing is so rewarding!

  70. Run my first marathon.

    I also plan to work in a half iron man as well.

  71. Carolien Bell says:

    One awesome thing I plan on doing in 2011: Live my life to the fullest; it’s too short to not try to get the most out of it.

  72. I am already registered to run my first marathon in June. Can’t wait!!

  73. Dalores Lounds says:

    I’m going to run my first 5K and move up from there. I have to start somewhere and this will be my year to get active!

  74. I am going to try for a half marathon!

  75. Stephen Harding says:

    I’m going to run two marathons this year, and, hopefully, PR in both of them!

  76. I am going to run my first ultra in January, the Ghost Town 38.5.

  77. I will be running the Tahoe Triple in 2011. It is three marathons in three days around Lake Tahoe.

  78. Lynda Parham says:

    I am doing my first sprint triathalon in May 2011!!!

  79. In 2011 I will continue to swim, something I recently learned how to do, so that I can complete at least 4 triathlons this year

  80. In 2011 I’m going to run my very first half-marathon!

  81. I’m also running my first ultra! My goal is the North Face Endurance Run 50K in DC in June. Eee!

  82. Im training for the Marathon de France to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program! This will be my first marathon!

  83. Going to try to do a 1/2 marathon every month.

  84. I will do a marathon in under 4 hours – a hilly, exciting wonderful marathon

  85. I’m going to be a pacer again for the Burning River 100, but this time instead of 31 miles, I’d like to pace for 46 miles! Happy trails, NMA!

  86. Michelle J Taylor says:

    Run each and every day….even if it is an “off” day…I’d like to at least spend 15 minutes running…to celebrate the fact that I can run, when I know there are people out there who would like to run but can’t due to a physical disability or major illness, etc….

  87. Julianne Hyma says:

    I’m going to earn my 6th Marathon Maniac star!

  88. I’m going to run the Leadville 100 mile trail run.

  89. Mary Ellen Reimers says:

    I am going to do several awesome things (to me, any way)… Run a 1/2 marathon in May, then 2 10k’s, then 2 more 1/2’s. Thats awesome in my book!

  90. i will be having our first child in 2011. pretty sweet!

  91. Running across the US starting March 1st!

  92. running through puddles
    cold toes wet from splashing strides
    zebra socks for fun

  93. Run the Canyonlands Half Marathon in Moab, UT!!

  94. I’ve been cycling like a mad man in 2010 days away from reaching the magical 20,000km mark for the year! (Have to ride xmas morning to make it though!)

    2011 is going to be EPIC! For some strange reason I felt compelled to enter my first triathlon in over 10 years, in November 2011 I will compete in the Noosa triathlon olympic distance. (Noosa is a beautiful beach side town in Queensland Australia and the Tri there is the biggest in Australia with over 8000 competitors! I may still be last out of the water)
    I havent swam in 10 years or ran in 6 years… why not Tri something different 🙂

  95. I am going to learn how to swim laps so I can do a triathlon, or two this summer. Swimming lessons as a kid 30 or more years ago just did not cut it for me. I am going to do the Warrior Dash in Minnesota. Already signed up for it. I also hope to run my first marathon in 2011 after a successful half marathon in 2010.

  96. I’m going to run my first race – and it better be the c-ville 10 miler in March!

  97. I’m going to run my first triathlon – Carpinteria 2011! 🙂

  98. in 2011 I am going to run one 10k each month and my first half-marathon in October!

  99. The awesome thing I hope to do in 2011 is get a registration spot for the USMC marathon and run it!!!

  100. I’m running my second marathon – Nashville- In April and am hoping for a new PR!

  101. My 2011 Goals?

    1. Start my career (anyone hiring? 🙂
    2. Finish my first half marathon (The Flying Pig in May, just registered yesterday!)
    3. Finish my first full marathon (Air Force Marathon in September)
    4. Get hitched (in October!)

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  102. I’m going to crush my old half-marathon PR in March!

  103. I am doing my first triathlon in August! My sister finally talked me into trying one, and it terrifies me!

  104. I’m competing in my first Ironman in Frankfurt, Germany, finishing my PhD, and giving up cheese and refined sugars. 🙂

  105. Tammy Smith says:

    I’m going to run my 1st 5k in 2011; hopefully the 1st of many!

  106. I’ll be racing a 10 hour triathlon for the first time – sprint distance course, the winner is the one who finishes the most times in 10 hours. I’m also planning to PR my second marathon.

  107. I’m signing up for my first ultra! Trying to figure out which one in the DC area to choose. Any suggestions?

  108. TransRockies Run, 6-day stage race through the Rockies in August

  109. I’m going to beat my previous half marathon time!

  110. Thanks to your post the other day about motivation, I signed up for Boise Ironman 70.3! 🙂

  111. First of all, Happy 30th! My hubs (also Matt) turns 30 on Sunday, and I can’t stop giving him crap about it! (He’s 4 years older than me.)

    #1 Goal – to hopefully get pregnant + run through my pregnancy! I really don’t have a lot of control over this, but I’m definitely hoping!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  112. I am going to cross-train like a madwoman to have a successful, injury-free year. And then I’m going to run marathon #2, the way I intended to run it the first time around!

    Happy holidays!

  113. i am going to run my first marathon (!) and graduate and start my career as an architect (!!)

    thanks for the give away!

  114. 2011 To Do list:

    -Get Stronger
    -Get Faster
    -Tread Lighter
    -Pay it forward (Volunteer Coaching for NYRR Young Runners Program)

  115. Kristen Rothman says:

    My fitness goals for 2011 (and I think they’re pretty cool) are:

    1. Complete an Olympic distance triathalon
    2. Complete the 109-mile El Tour de Tucson bike ride

    I’m a runner now, but not much of a biker. I think it’s time to expand my portfolio. 🙂

  116. Live outside of my comfort zone and attempt to discover how far my mind/body can take me…

  117. I’m going to run my first marathon in Chicago in October!

  118. I have those exact Injinji socks and like wearing them, even beyond running!

  119. I’m going to run my first half-marathon!!! – this coming from someone who ran their first non-walking mile just this October – and maybe a marathon (but that’s not looking great just yet) ! 13.1 sticker here I come!

  120. I already hike and powerwalk, but I’m not a runner – I’m a thudder! Therefore, my goal is to RUN a 5k by the end of 2011. I’m going to follow the couch-to-5k plan as soon as I’m over this chest cold…

  121. Fishback Boy says:

    In 2011 I will run my first off road marathon. Would that be called a trailathon?

  122. -first 1/2 marathon
    -first full marathon
    -beat my PR for 5K
    -try trail running

  123. Going on our Honeymoon (Kauai) is gonna be pretty freakin awesome! A goal I have is to meditate every day. I also plan on getting a weighted hula hoop and using it at least 3 times a week.

  124. I’m going to run my first marathon in 2011.

  125. After suffering a major bicycle accident a couple of years ago, and being afraid to re-enter the tri scene competitively, I’m jumping back on my bike and into the pool to see where I can go with a different perspective than I used to have. Goals are good; achieving them is better.

  126. One awesome thing I WILL do in 2011 is finish Ironman Arizona!!! 🙂

  127. Tammy Atkinson says:

    I am going to run the San Diego Marathon for Team in Training. I have not ran one in several years and I mean several:)

  128. I am going to participate in my first full Ironman – Florida November 2011, and fundraise for the fight against heart disease!
    Anybody want to be a sponsor? Lots of advertising opportunities…just saying.
    Merry Christmas, everybody!

  129. One awesome thing I am going to do in 2011 is run my first half marathon with my brother. It will be slow, but I am going for finishing.

  130. Last year was my first year to run a 5k, always been too scrapie to do it…and I ran 3! This year I am running a half marathon and begin my training for a full marathon. I am also really committing myself to eating a more natural, meat free diet and really concentrating on strength training at the gym

  131. I will also be attempting my first 100 mile race this coming July

  132. I am running in a marathon in March hopefully! I also plan to eat better= less processed junk and more fresh veggies. Oh, and I am going to recycle more.

  133. Yay for running socks!

    I’m going to set a new PR for my 5K time in February, and then beat my only 10K time later in the year. It’ll happen! Once my coursework is finished, it’s on to the 13.1 for me, but I can’t guarantee that’ll be in 2011.

  134. Love your site! And would love these socks! Adrianne

  135. I’m going to complete my 2nd sprint tri, and this time have a respectable swim!

  136. I’m going to run my very first race.

  137. I am going to break 19:00 for the 5k.

  138. Awesome socks! I will be entering 2011 in Africa where i will be volunteering on a medical mission trip. And hopefully when I come back I will finish my first marathon =)

  139. Awesome giveaway! My goal for 2011 is to sign a book contract, and I’m GOING TO DO IT, TOO! Or die trying. Merry Christmas!

  140. I AM going to run 26.2 miles for the first time on May 15th, 2011. Even if I have to walk some of it. Even if it hurts. Even though the farthest I’ve ever run this far is 13.1 miles.

  141. Susan Kelley says:

    I’m going to have my first baby! And run a marathon, but that’s not a first.

  142. I’m running a marathon, and figuring out what I need to do with my insulin pump to run more than 6 miles (which will probably include switching from gu to longer acting carbs that I’ll make myself)!
    Merry Christmas!

  143. Come back from an injury to set stellar times in the Washington ultra series while training and running my first 100 miler (Cascade Crest).

  144. Socks!!
    On tap for next year:
    -Start med school
    -Improve (ok, start-from-scratch with) my swimming technique!

  145. I’m going to be running the Big Sur Marathon in 2011 and I am very excited and nervous about it! I need me some socks to train! 😀

  146. I’m going to run my first marathon!

  147. ¡Hola Matt!
    I live in Málaga, Spain and spend my time running, exploring and learning Spanish.

    In July, 2011 I am going to run my first 50k race. I recently ran my 3rd marathon here in Málaga and PB’d :o).

    ¡Hasta luego!


  148. Like many others I’m also going to run my first marathon!

  149. I’m going to do my first triathalon ever!

  150. I’m going to run my first marathon and run 1,500 miles. 2011 is going to be a good year.

  151. I’m running the Sylamore 50k trail race in Arkansas in February! My first ultra! Woo!

  152. I have a couple goals:

    1) Figure out if I want to move to Japan or the Pac-NW;
    2) Learn how to snowboard (adequately);
    3) Do several sprint triathlons.
    4) Get a little more vegan.

    Happy holidays, vegetarians!

  153. I am going to break 23 minutes in the 5k.

  154. Easy. Cherry Blossom 10-miler! Also considering an ultra … never done a marathon (eep!) but I do like the NMA post that essentially says “just commit to do it! then… do it!”

  155. Christina Ratcliff says:

    I’m going to run my first marathon!

  156. Alright…I am announcing it here! I am running 36 hours on the treadmill in November 2011. And, by the way, I LOVE the Green Silence too! I alternate between the Green Silence and my FiveFingers! Happy Training, Matt…you will rock that 100!

  157. debbie binder says:

    One of the awesome goals that I have set for the new year is to streettchhh! This body is gettin’ old, and every week, I get a new ache or pain! If I want to continue enjoying my runs (and getting out of bed), I need to begin a stretching regime. Thanks debbie

  158. Matthew Smith says:

    First 70.3 in Syracuse, NY.

  159. My goals for 2011:
    1. Run a marathon (1st one was 5 years ago)
    2. Break my 1/2 marathon PR
    3. Complete a triathlon (olympic distance)
    4. Strengthen my yoga habits.

    Happy holidays everyone!

  160. Ryan Wachter says:

    This is a big one for me and my running. I will be going vegan. I have started the transition this month so it’s not a huge shock all at once. But starting January 1st I will be a vegan working on a BQ.

    Thanks for the site and all you do!

  161. 2011 – What’s in store

    Big Sur marathon May 1 – this will be my fourth Marathon including Big Sur as my first one in 2009, and I would like to PR here.

    2011 – my 21st year being vegetarian.

  162. Love those socks!!!!!

    This year I plan to run several half marathons (just ran my first one this month). I’m also running my FIRST MARATHON on June 4th in Newport,OR. I’m so excited for this year!

  163. I’m moving to American Samoa in July to teach at underdeveloped schools. So before then I’m going to sharpen my hiking skills so I’ll be a pro by the time I get to the island!

  164. I’m running my first half marathon in April. Not exactly epic, but still a feat for me 🙂

  165. I will be going back to school for Social Work 🙂

  166. Stephanie D says:

    I am running my first half-marathon in the spring! And then hoping to train for a marathon by the end of 2011.

  167. It’s not the most exciting goal, but I’m going to be the best track/xc coach I can in 2011.

  168. I’m going to run my first marathon!!

  169. stay in half marathon shape… all. year. long!

  170. I’m going to run a 13.1 WITHOUT GETTING HURT A WEEK BEFORE!!! new and exciting. happy holidays!

  171. I plan on doing a 10K, training for my first triathlon, and getting to my goal weight. (I’m new at this, go easy on me. No 100 miles for me, yet!)

  172. I’m going to do two things:

    1. Try a new, potentially curative, natural therapy for my colits (in January, so stay tuned…),
    2. Run the Bel Monte 50k in Virginia, unsupported (my first ultra RUN)… even if the therapy doesn’t work.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  173. Extending my marathon run for a cause for a foundation ( Maple Tree Foundation ) for their Education and livelihood program which also combines to saving the dolphins 🙂 This is happening on February.

    Being a pesco-vegan for 3 months now, I aim to get rid of poultry next and then eventually be a full vegan by the end or even before the end of 2011

    I AM SO DAMN GLAD I bumped into your site and this post just made me even more motivated.

    Merry Christmas!

  174. Love these socks! I plan on scuba diving and running my first 5K in 2011. Happy holidays!

  175. I am hoping to break 4 hour in my marathon! My first one was in October 2010 where I lost an injury mid race (tooth knocked out) messed w/ my timing this time I’m determined to crush my goal.

  176. I am getting back down to a 30-minute 5K.

    I am also going to explode my personal training business.

  177. I’m trying to figure out how I’m running the NYC half marathon since not training since october due to school eating my life. college… So I totally understand the 100 miles thing. I’m sure you can do it, though!

  178. Jail Bird from DC says:

    Happy Holidays to you too!

    My goal is to end this year by running 900 miles and setting a new goal of 1200 miles for next year.

    Christine McInnes

  179. In 2011 I’m going to wear more environmentally-friendly clothing. I have a sweatshirt made from plastic bottles and I love it! I didn’t buy it as a raincoat, but I think it actually repels the rain. Double duty- looks good and keeps me dry and of course (triple duty) helps the environment!

  180. in 2011 I’m going to complete ONE chin-up. I’m talking about a full, manly-type chin-up. Maybe even THREE!

  181. I’m going to make my way to India this summer mid-monsoon season to work on an organic, biodynamic farm and then study at an ashram for a week.

  182. I want to run my 2nd marathon and complete my first full year of being a vegetarian!

  183. I’m going to run my first marathon (Big Sur)!

  184. In 2011 I’m taking charge of my future and applying to the National College of Natural Medicine to be a Naturopathic Doctor. And I’ll be buying a pair of Brooks Green Silence and training to break 2 hours in a local half. (So excited!!)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family and all readers! 😀

  185. I’m going to try to make raw sushi!!

  186. veganNINJA says:

    In 2011 I want to lay the foundation for my non-profit by creating a website, forming a board of directors, and volunteering at least 2 hours a week with organizations who have similar goals. That way I’ll gain exposure, will have critical feedback, and build relationships with others in the industry.

  187. I’m going to run my first marathon in mid-January.

  188. I’ll be running the Memphis Marathon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in December 2011 . . . in my FiveFingers.

  189. After dabbling in the 5K world this year, I have decided to run a half-marathon in 2011 and raise money along the way for either Girls on the Run or Susan G. Komen.

  190. I am going to run my first 10k this year! It will be my longest race ever since I only started running a few months ago, but I am really excited for it.

  191. I’m going to run my first half marathon!

  192. I’m going to try and stop hiding from life. Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time I thought that…

  193. I’m going to do an Olympic triathlon and NOT freak out in the water this time!

  194. I am going to go vegetarian starting in 2011. I am already 80 percent there, so I am hoping all the great info on your blog will help me get the rest of the way!

  195. Tami Keller says:

    I’m going to compete in my first half-ironman race in the summer!

  196. running the vermont 50 🙂

  197. awesome thing?
    i am going to watch my daughter grow up each day! that’s the best thing ever to me 🙂

  198. Two things:
    I’m running my 10th marathon in 10 years and, as I’m turning 30, I’m running 30 races in the year.

  199. I’ll be having a baby! That’s pretty awesome. And then getting back into running races by the end of the year.

  200. Get myself rehabbed and running again, then run my first ultra (which was planned for 2010 but foiled by injury)!

  201. 1. Running Disney Goofy in January 2011, and my first ultra, a 50k, in March.
    2. Starting a blog, each day sharing something that gave me joy. This is to remind me how much wonder and beauty there is in the world that we often miss because we forget to look!

  202. I’m going to compete with a 4 man team in the Adventure Racing World Championships to be held in Tasmania, Australia in Nov, 2011. Big training year ahead!

  203. I will be running my first half marathon in 2011. I am beyond excited!!!

  204. I’m doing my second half Ironman: Memorial Hermann 4/10/10

  205. Run a 100miles on my birthday.

  206. After losing 45lbs in the last 11 months, I’ve fallen off the wagon and started gaining weight again. My resolution is to hit the road and the gym and get back on track.

  207. While it might not seem awesome in this economy, I’m going to be leaving my job in 2011. I am going to get out of the trap of making everyone else happy and pursue my dreams…and my life!

  208. I’m just finishing my race calendar and it includes 2 duathlons and 2 half marathons.

  209. In 2011, I’ll be graduating from vet school and moving wherever the wind takes me, following my dream: a career in wildlife health and conservation. I’m planning to pick a 50K near wherever I end up living so that I can run my first 31 miler on my 31st birthday in November with as many friends as I can convince to join me!

  210. 1. Getting to my goal weight (almost there!)
    2. Running my first marathon.
    3. Live each day with grace and gratitude.

  211. I’m starting my spring marathon training on Maui (which is where I grew up) when I go home to visit my parents!

  212. In 2011 I want to donate blood at least 5 times.

  213. I am going to run my first 50 miler

  214. Carol Scheer says:

    I’m going to do my first triathlon in June 2011 – already registered – I’m a 57-year-old (vegetarian!) grandmother of 2 but already training for this long-time goal!

  215. I am going to learn to ice skate! I never learned when I was little and it keeps coming up. I love hockey and all things winter, so why haven’t I learned yet?!

  216. I have been a running slacker for the past year. I would like to resolve to get back into running and do a half marathon in the late spring/early summer AND beat my time from 4 years ago since I am now about 80-90% vegetarian. Also, working closer to becoming a complete vegetarian. -Jen Oh and I just know the socks would get me there!! 🙂

  217. In 2011, I will be running 11 different races. So far I’m registered for 10 of them, 2 of which are full marathons. This year I did 10 in 2010, so why not go for 11? I think it’s awesome.

  218. I’m having a BABY!!!!!

    And then I hope to run my first marathon, depending on how quickly I recover!

  219. I’m trying out spinning and running my first half-marathon. In 2010 I learned how to swim, got into yoga, and ran my first 10K. As the former fat kid, the one who couldn’t finish the 880 mile run in grade school (or finished last, walking) and who tried so hard to get someone to drive me the two blocks to school in middle school, these are all big deals to me.

  220. I am going to absolutely focus my training on running a sub-4 hr marathon, and then of course, meet this goal. I know I can do it if I dim down the distractions and train effectively. It’s eluded me in my past attempts, but no longer: 2011 will be it! Hi-yah! 🙂

  221. I am going to do a 70.3 in June. I’d sure love these socks!

  222. Well I was suppose to run my 3rd Trail 50k but I’m on the injured list right now – 🙁

    So I don’t know if I have an awesome thing planned yet. I was also gonna be a part of a team to do Hood to Coast Relay in Oregon, but we didn’t get picked in the lottery. HHMMMM Strike 2.

    The only thing I can think of right now that might be awesome would be to do my first duathlon and MAYBE my first Tri. But again, only if I can get off the injured reserve list.

    Oh I got it – I do this every year. I make a quilt to donate to the American Cancer Society to raffle off during Relay for Life in Grass Valley, CA – is that awesome enough?

    I need new socks 🙂

  223. Hi! I’m new to your blog and to vegetarianism. I just started my blog Meatless with a Man ( and in 2011 hope to make the whole year MEATLESS as well as run my first 5K with co-workers. Bring on the SOCKS!

  224. I am going to run my 2nd 1/2 in may and hopefully shave at least 45 minutes off my time (mostly by not drinking so much and there for not having to stand in line to pee so much!)

  225. Jon Weisblatt says:

    Gonna try to focus less on “I” in conversation and focus on others, especially my wife (she loves coolmax socks) and patients.

  226. I’m going to exceed even my wildest expectations for my goal 70.3 races and run a 3:45 marathon while living a balanced life. I’m going to do it by monitoring the daily details, developing the ability to focus and staying in tune with the process. Thanks for the work you put into the blog.

  227. I’m going to do my second mini and hopefully improve my time. I’m shooting for under 2:30. I know it doesn’t sound very impressive, but for this non-runner it is!

  228. Finish the Austin Half Marathon in February!
    Complete a sprint triathlon!

  229. Michelle C says:

    I am going to run my first half marathon in 2011! I just started training officially for it. (It’s March 20th) and I am equally excited and petrified!!

  230. I’m going back to an all vegan diet and am going to stay focused on not getting injured again while training for another marathon. Yay 2011!!

  231. I am going to run my first 10k race! Weee!

  232. I’m going to get in shape 3hour shape for the chicago marathon then run a 4 hour, laughing the whole way with my friends. Were going to rig some speaker apparatus so we can blast jams on the run and we’re going to start drinking at mile 20 when everyone else hits the wall. Its the 4 hour party marathon!

  233. Fix my ITB problems for good.
    Run 3 Marathons.
    Break 1:30 for a half marathon.
    Qualify for Boston.

  234. david hanley says:

    I’m signed up for four tower races, and i’m training hard to try to place in the top 1% in at least one of them. I’m also doing yoga teacher training.

  235. going to get my master’s degree and hike mt. katahdin!

  236. I’m going to run my first marathon and hopefully my second a couple months later, too!

  237. In 2011 I will prance around a stage, at the Arnold Amateur in 5″ stripper heels and a skimpy bikini. After losing 50 pounds and finishing a couple half marathons and a half ironman, this is my next personal goal and I WILL do it! I will need some comfy socks after wearing those 5″ heels. 😉

  238. Janice Phillips says:

    Great giveaway! I am going to run my first half marathon in 2011. This pales in comparison to your 100. 🙂

  239. I will be doing the Warrior Dash with my husband. As a walker this will challenge me, I am going to do the couch to 5k program and a Fight for Air Climb and work in the much needed strength training to prepare myself for the Warrior Dash.

  240. I’m going to run my first race since high school. And its a half-marathon. YIKES. Its the same week as my 26th birthday and I’m doing the training as a gift to myself!

  241. I’m going to start cross training and complete a triathlon

  242. In 2011 I’m going to get back into racing road marathons and half-marathons (after a year off of racing) and I’m going to work up to the half-ironman distance in triathlon. Bring on 2011!

  243. I’ll be doing first ultra and my first triathlon!

  244. Several goals for the new year:
    – run well at the Boston marathon for the first time and be in good enough shape and spirit at the end of it to run well at the Big Sur International Marathon 13 days later
    – improve my marathon time
    – help my husband to his BQ time, or a 3 hr marathon
    – complete a 70.3 in June (and get stronger on the bike in the process)
    – stay injury-free so I can maintain a healthy, active lifestyle

  245. In 2011 I am going to try and make everything I eat from scratch to continue my journey of being a no meat athelte AND a no-processed-foods athlete.

  246. I hardly exercise in my first 22 years. After I started to work, I also started to jog/run. Running is
    1. my way to release stress and
    2. time I spent totally for myself

    In 2011, I hope to
    1. quit my job but not losing the motivation to run
    2. travel for abt 2-3 months, time-off for myself 🙂

  247. I am ready to start giving back. I have always had relative ease with athletic endeavors, it has since I was a child been my peace of mind and nutrition a passion. This year I will engage in actions, career wise, that bring me closer to helping others locally, and encouraging physical health for mental well being.

  248. I’d like to try the rainbow socks with the toe openings.
    womens size

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