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!