Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Favorite Medals

After reading Marlene's post, "I'll show you mine if you show me yours," I decided to join in on the fun. I LOVE medals! As tacky, cheesy and clunky as they may be, I never get tired of getting them. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's medals, so thanks to all who have shared.
I keep all my medals in my bedroom at my parent's house, I don't sleep there often, but when i do, i love walking in and seeing all my bling.

I have wood paneling all the way around my room so I hang them on push pins.

When we get thunderstorms they rattle against the wall and wake me up, lol.

If I took them all down, I would be able to put them all back in the exact same spot.

These are my favorite medals. 3 medals x 5 years = still want more :-)

It's fun to see how a medal improves over the years. The 2005 medal was small and no color, the 2010 medal is much fancier!

This is my least favorite. I have very tiny hands (my engagement ring is 3.25) so this medal may look normal-sized in my hand, but I assure you, it's the size of a QUARTER!!!  It's sooooo tiny. Not to be picky here, but I don't like the red, white and blue ribbon on medals. :-P

It's nice to get different things sometimes too. Here is my cowbell from my 50k and my sash from Disney.

I don't pick a race based on the medal, but it is definitely a nice perk. Whenever people ask me if I collect anything, I never know what to say. I want to say I collect running medals, but not sure if that makes sense. Ryan and I always take a smoochy picture with our medals after a race. :-)

What is YOUR favorite medal? Thanks, Marlene, good idea.

20 comments:

Emz said...

OMGosh you are so organized. Look at them all happy in a row. :)

YAY YOU!!

misszippy said...

A great display you have going! I wish I had done something like that instead of throwing mine in a box!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

What an awesome collection. I think the cowbell is the coolest thing ever.

And really a 3.5? Those are some tiny hands. I thought my 5.5 was small.

Jill said...

I love all your Disney medals, how fun! And I noticed just my 2 Boston medals improving each year...wow, those in 05 were sad! Ha.

Katie said...

I like the Disney medals too!

Having them on display is so fun!

Running and living said...

Honestly, I prefer to get stuff rather than medals. We got shirts at the Derry 16 miler this year, and I'll get caps and other goodies at my tri in August. I love your medal display, but for me, well, I have them in a box somewhere...
And yay, I am doing Baystate, too. Are we going to finish a few seconds apart again:)?

Teamarcia said...

That's a whole lotta Disney goin' on! And Boston too! Great collection!

Kerrie T. said...

WOW! That's a lot of bling. Super fun to see them and I like the commentary about which ones you like and don't like. Fun!

PS: Thanks for your compliment today. :)

Meg said...

I really like the way you hung up the medals with your race numbers, that is very cool! The Mickey medals seem to be your favorites, too cute! What does Ryan do with his medals?

abbi said...

That's a great display! I love the cowbell!

Laura said...

Love it! I really want to make a better space in our office to show our stuff off....a winter project perhaps?
Cowbell medal? Awesome! More Cowbell!

Marlene said...

Look at all those Disney and Boston medals!! Thanks for playing along! I love how you have them hanging in your room.

Johann said...

Nice! I display mine all over the house. I only display medals for the current year. At the end of the year I pack them all away with the medals from previous years and start “decorating” again in the new year. After 29 years of running I have so many I can’t display all.

Colleen said...

Nice medals, but what I can't stop thinking about is your tiny ring size. My rings are a size 8!! I always knew I had sausage fingers :)

Tricia said...

love it!

Samantha said...

YAY for small hands. I wear a size 4 :) It still gets a bit loose but I don't mind.

N.D. said...

love your medal display!

Amanda said...

Wow - I have a long way to go to catch up with you :)!

My favorite medal to date is my Disneyland Half Marathon...It was my first half marathon and I suffered a lot during the race and that made it even more special.

I'm sure that will change after the Goofy in January (or at least I hope it will).


I think you can totally say you collect running medals - if you preface that by saying you earn them all :)!

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