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#Juneathon Day 11 – Thinking of Medals

12/06/2012
My Manchester 10k (2010 & 2011) & Liverpool Marathon 2011 Medals

Last night, I went for a walk then run, mostly because I hadn’t done much all day but eat & couldn’t be bothered to do lots of running. While I was walking, I was thinking, and somehow got on to thinking about the medals I’ve gotten from doing the (few) races.

There are only 4, but 2 of them live in the bowl we chuck our keys in & the other 2 have become “princess medals” that are worn by my daughter & her toys when playing the sort of pink & cute games that little 4 year old girls play.

Every time I chuck my keys into the bowl I always think “I *should* do something with them” and then I don’t because I think it would be showing off, or tacky or something like that, so they stay in the the key bowl & around Princess Aurora‘s neck.

So I asked Twitter what they all do with their medals;

@Jogblog “Mine are hung on a hook on the wall. The hook was already there, it’s just somewhere to bung them.”

@Rhalou ” I hang them up by the door to make me smile whenever I walk by :)”

@LongJogRoz “mine are hanging on the big mirror we have in the hall. Supposed to give me a little lift as i walk by…”

@KnittedPenguin ” Mine are all worn by a large PG Tips Monkey who we refer to as ‘medal monkey’…”

@MrsBedders “I have a special box for mine and I keep all my race numbers too.”

@DiscreetSecure “I made a nice display of all mine in a nice wooden ‘odds & sods’ tray that held them neatly.”

@JoSmith “my #VLM one is on my bedpost – a reminder of the fact I can do anything I put my mind to! “

And then I think this tweet trumped it for me

@Rhinomittens “i have a nice medal rack from allied steel for mine 🙂 lockerz.com/s/216363923”

Isn’t that awesome? I think I’ve just added another thing to my wish list, I’m going to be broke by the time I’ve bought EVERYTHING on the internet.

Also it’s possibly the most replies I’ve ever got to a single tweet! (So don’t I feel popular!)
Does anyone else do something amazing with their medals, or save their race numbers?

What about race shirts? I end up wearing mine to the gym, because most of them are hideous. (Although I like this years Great Manchester Run one)

(Oh, I ran 5k and walked for about an hour for Juneathon!)

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. John permalink
    12/06/2012 13:32

    I agree with you about this years t-shirt.

  2. runrencerun permalink
    12/06/2012 14:27

    Mine are in box with my race numbers, and other running bits (armband for phone etc), waiting until I can afford one of those racks – though mine will say “Always Earned, Never Given”

  3. John permalink
    12/06/2012 14:49

    Just saw this and thought of you, http://runningmamaof4.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/medal-display-is-up/

  4. 12/06/2012 19:48

    That’s awesome! I want one!

  5. 12/06/2012 20:11

    Oh yes I could fancy one of those too.

  6. 12/06/2012 21:29

    Mine are in the kitchen, hanging in an open cabinet so I see them every morning when I wake to get coffee and start my day!! 🙂 Race shirts generally end up in a draw for DIY tasks

  7. 13/06/2012 10:43

    Mine are hung on the bannister, though I keep threatening to turn them into wind chimes.

  8. 14/06/2012 15:19

    Oooh that is cool! Can’t wait to see what you do with yours.

  9. 18/06/2012 21:38

    I have mine on a hanger on my bulletin board at the office. But now I want the wooden board. Awesome!

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