Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Proper Display

I was reading my friend Amanda's blog about her race bling and I started thinking about my own race medals.  My medal collection, while not as extensive as Amanda's, still makes me pretty proud.  The thing is all my medals were in the bottom of a drawer in my bathroom and when I was unpacking I found them all thrown haphazardly in the bottom of a box.

That made me very sad, but I can't really fault the person that packed them.  To most people they probably don't mean anything, but to me they represent blood, sweat and tears (literally) that have gone into my running "career".

So, like Amanda, I thought I'd show you some of my bling and share my favorites.  So here they are.  All my little medals.

I have 9 half marathon medals.  I have run 10, but Zooma Texas gives out a necklace and not a medal.

Left to Right:

Spirt of Pittsburgh November 2009
Pittsburgh May 2010
Decker Challenge December 2010
Rock n Roll Dallas March 2011
Decker Challenge December 2011
3M January 2012
Austin February 2012
Zooma (not pictured) March 2012
Pittsburgh May 2012
Buffalo Creek October 2012

I have 2 Marathon medals.

Austin February 2011 (right)
San Antonio November 2012 (left)
I'm sad there was no medal for New York :(

I have one little age group medal, and even though the race was small, it makes me proud.  It was for the Georgetown Super Sprint Triathlon.  I took 2nd in my age group.

I also have this random medal for running more than 1 Rock n Roll event.  It's nice and heavy, but I don't really feel like I "earned" it.  Oh well, add it to the collection.

My favorite medals are definitely the medals I earned at Austin and Pittsburgh.  Not because of any special reason, just because they LOOK awesome.  I love the decorative ribbon and I like that they really represent the cities.  Don't make me choose a favorite.  I can't do it!

So there you have it.  My bling.  Not too exciting, but they're mine and they make me happy.  Since they make me happy I decided I should stop shoving them in the bottom drawer in the bathroom and I finally ordered a proper medal display rack from Allied Medal Displays.  I made a custom design and I think it's so cute.

I can't wait to get it and display it, if nothing else, than to make me smile!


acspartan said...

that display is going to be awesome!

Kortni said...

5 half marathons last year is pretty darn awesome! I also think the bling you received from George after NYC could have been included. That medal would have been great, but it would not have come in a pretty blue box!

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