So, you might say I have a lot of running bling. I have been running for a year now and I have quite the collection, but honestly, running for bling keeps me motivated. I absolutely LOVE my collection, there are so many memories behind these medals. I just moved into the new condo in April, and previous to that, my precious collection was stowed in a shoe box- not good.
It was time these little gems got a home, so I picked one out from GoneForARun.com and chose something special to not just highlight the bling, but one with a message that truly resonated with me.
I absolutely love my medal rack but I had a hard time on figuring out where to mount it in the condo- then I had an epiphany- put them next to the shoes, near the bed. Honestly, running is just as much of a mental feat as it is a physical effort. While a medal display is great for bragging rights, to me, it’s a key point of motivation on those early mornings, late nights and tired days when I’d rather forget that I call myself a runner.
There are mornings I wake up at 4:30am to go train and it’s a struggle to find the motivation to lace up the shoes, put on my running gear and get out the door. I put the medal display right next to the shoes, near my bed- so I can always remember why I get out there. To me, it just made sense. Not only can I see what I’ve accomplished, but I also get a chance to envision the next medal that will be added to the collection- a medal I need to train for.
I have so much bling, I already need rack number dos.
Yes, I have done so many races, I could probably use another medal rack- but I love this one since it’s so easy to install (two nails, done.) and the medals just slide on the end and the bar clicks back into place. I chose this one because of the awesome running quote, but there are a ton more that are totally inspirational and in a variety of styles.
I honestly cannot believe I have done so many races (for a girl who a year ago laughed at the idea of running) and am so happy that I now have a way to display all the memories. Running has changed my life, and now I have one place I can display my race addiction, my pride, my happy memories and of course, the awesome and unique pieces of bling!
Additionally, I’m super stoked about my new bib Folio – I keep most of my race bibs in a box in the closet, but there are a few that I want to display (like my runDisney bibs and other special ones like my first mud run which is still caked in mud!).
So happy run-iversary to me and many happy miles to you!