Shakin’ My Goodies In Your Face

>> Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I wanted to thank Ryan for nominating my blog for “Endurance Blog of the Year,” so I asked him what size feet he had. He told me he had size 13 skis. That’s not the answer I wanted. I asked if he had a girlfriend/wife/running buddy who had about 10.5 (male) size feet. He said that would fit his wife perfectly (who is a recent first-time marathoner)! So, as a “thank you” for nominating my blog, I sent his wife an assortment of 8 (unworn) pairs of Drymax socks from the stash that I won a few months ago:

I hope she loves them as much as I do! The gray and orange trail socks are my FAV!

Literally as soon as I got home from mailing the “thank you” socks, UPS showed up on my steps. It was my prize for winning Blog of the Year. How’s that for karma: I send a gift, I receive a gift! I got all kinds of goodies from Zeal Optics...

...including my new pair of Polarized “Tensai” Wood Stripe/Geo Blue sunglasses:

That’s a super pair of $130 sunglasses for free! Sweet! They’re great! I’ve only worn them driving a few times, but I hope to wear them for my Winter Carnival half-marathon. I’ll have photos when I wear them some more!

Oh, and between Roman and Zeal, they’re offering a discount on all new online orders. Just use the code “everymanzeal” to instantly save 20%! Thanks Zeal for the sweet shades, and thanks Roman for putting on the contest!

p.s. Anyone up for intervals on Saturday? I’m thinking about it. I'll literally bring my shovel if I have to and plow a ring around the track...


Stef0115 10:41 PM, December 03, 2008  

Congrats on the win Steve! You deserve it your blog is that awesome!

Mel-2nd Chances 10:43 PM, December 03, 2008  

Congrats again on the win, and enjoy your prizes! :)

IronGambit 11:00 PM, December 03, 2008  

first place blog? nice one! :)

Borsch 11:18 PM, December 03, 2008  

I think I'm in long run central...I'll cross train by doing some shoveling.

If you'd seen the weather we might have a few inches. I hope it is the good need for slippin.

Julianne 11:49 PM, December 03, 2008  

I'm sure it was MY vote that put you over the top on winning "Blog of the Year"!! Hehehe.

You scored on the sunglasses Steve!

duchossois 5:33 AM, December 04, 2008  

Congrats Steve. You earned it. No one puts more effort into a blog than you, and it shows.

Anonymous,  5:34 AM, December 04, 2008  

I would join you saturday if you wanna come to texas?

and yes you SO DESERVED IT.

you are a great blogger. prolific blogger and, IMO, MOST IMPORTANT freakin hilarious.

Anne 6:44 AM, December 04, 2008  

Nice bling -- and very deserving. You provide a brightspot in the blog world, especially the competitive side that all too often is focused on statistics. Thanks for showing us even the fast guys have fun.

teacherwoman 6:46 AM, December 04, 2008  

Sweet gifts! Congrats on the win again!

Anonymous,  6:48 AM, December 04, 2008  

Congratulations on the win. The new stuff is sweet!

Missy 6:50 AM, December 04, 2008  

Congrats, what a nice swag bag!

Unknown 7:03 AM, December 04, 2008  

Nice! Those sunglasses are sweet!

Marci 7:21 AM, December 04, 2008  

Sweet... congrats on your big win!

Anonymous,  7:35 AM, December 04, 2008  

Nice shades. I love you you qualified the socks as "unworn." hahaha

X-Country2 7:41 AM, December 04, 2008  

Nice sway bag. And uh, those socks would fit me perfect too if you're looking to get rid of some more. :o)

Unknown 7:41 AM, December 04, 2008  

Nice Karma! Have to love it.

Marlene 7:53 AM, December 04, 2008  

Sweet prizes!

Will you come up to Toronto and shovel a path for me?

Calyx Meredith 8:19 AM, December 04, 2008  

The ribbon in your sidebar looks mighty nice, but I think it could use some shades.

Jess 8:35 AM, December 04, 2008  

What a sweet deal: socks for sunglasses!

Carolina John 8:48 AM, December 04, 2008  

Sweet shades! those will certainly come in handy. and yes, i voted for you in the blog contest. and i'm glad you won.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg 8:54 AM, December 04, 2008  

Nice (ands well-deserved) swag, there, brother.

Usually, when you ask a guy's "shoe size", it's assumed you're trying to gauge the size of ... um ... something else.

By the way, I wear a size 25 shoe. In case you were wondering. (You know you were.)

Gotta Run..... 9:10 AM, December 04, 2008  

The few "surprises" I have mailed to bloggers made me feel so good. Giving and Receiving is a wonderful thing!

Ryan 9:13 AM, December 04, 2008  


And I should mention, I'm a bit of a klepto, so might want to keep ahold of those specs when I'm around...

Speaking of, I'm in for Speed Saturday.

Danielle in Iowa in Ireland 9:22 AM, December 04, 2008  

I have been wearing Zeals for years now and I am in love. The best part is that on the few occasions in the past couple of years that I have managed to break my $90 sunglasses, Zeal has this thing where they will replace them for half the price if you send in the remains. Good for clumsy people like me! And I have yet to find other sunglasses for running that don't slip - I pretty much forget I have them on...

Jen Rife 10:05 AM, December 04, 2008  

Congrats on winning all the cool gear! Count me in for Saturday!

tfh 10:43 AM, December 04, 2008  

Those are some NICE sunglasses. Thanks for the discount code and congratulations! 10:43 AM, December 04, 2008  

Can you send me a list of what you do on the Saturday morning interval training? That way we can do them with you...sort of...only on the other side of the country and a couple hours later and a lot warmer...


C 11:15 AM, December 04, 2008  

Sweet shades! Way to go with that good karma.

Chic Runner 12:12 PM, December 04, 2008  

congrats steve. I hope all my little preppster readers helped you win. now find a new costume to match your sunglasses. :) bahahaha

triguyjt 12:54 PM, December 04, 2008  

thanks for showing us those cool shades.....very nice......

congrats again on winning!!

Unknown 1:36 PM, December 04, 2008  

Shwag, shwag everywhere! Nice!

Shannon 5:56 PM, December 04, 2008  

Can't wait to see you sporting those shades in a photo soon.

Erin 9:02 AM, December 05, 2008  

Those sunglasses are mighty fly, Mr. Steve.

M 4:45 PM, December 06, 2008  

That was so nice of you!!! And that's some fancy swag!!

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