What do YOU do with your race medals and race numbers?
Here’s my collection:
They spend their days and nights hanging from my dresser in a big clump.
I should be happy that I have many, they are not winning or podium medals but they each have a story behind them for what happened that day.
One of them tells the story of how I got a flat during a 70.3 after someone threw tacks in the road. Another tells the story of the hernia I had on the run. Another tells the story of the best bike ride I ever had while singing Linkin Park in my head while fully engulfed in “beast mode.”
Still more tell of all the blood, sweat and tears I shed making it across a finish line.
They don’t say much hanging up there. I wish they could talk.
What do YOU do with your medals? Do you have a hanger for them? Do you shove them in a box? Until recently my medals actually shared a space with my race numbers. (I can’t bring myself to throw those out.)
That box overfloweth.
From quilts to coasters and wallpaper, here are some great ideas for what to do with your old bibs and medals.
Two years ago, I took my husband’s biggest accomplishments that year, which were his first marathon and first half-iron distance triathlon and I shadow-boxed them.
I wish I had time to do that for all the medals!
So go take a picture, we’d love to see your collage of race medals and race bibs, whether they’re crammed in a box or hanging somewhere all dressed up, upload them to our Facebook pages and show off your stuff! www.facebook.com/myraceragz
Or better yet, show us your favorite and tell us the story behind it and give that lonely medal a voice!