I saw a review for this awesome medal display on another blog (I wish I remembered which one, so if it was you, give me a shout out and I’ll give credit where it’s due), and though they were hosting a giveaway, I never win anything, so of course, I just went to the site and bought my own. The holder is from Allied Steel Fabricators (not a fancy name, I know), and they have cool designs like these:
I went with the runner with the city skyline — though they also have a “girl” version of it, since Karl runs a lot of the same races as me and we usually only keep one medal out, I figured it was fitting to just have a boy runner, instead of the girl (plus, the girl runner didn’t have good form, looks like she’s skipping).
The medal holders are far from cheap, but beats the key holder I’ve kept them on so far, and I’ve invested enough money in races that the medals deserve a better spot. So 39 bucks and a week later, I finally got it in the mail. I LOVE it. And yep, it was expensive, but now I can finally obnoxiously display my medals and it looks good without looking too obnoxious!
So now, when people enter my place and before they reach the living room, they will have to pass this: (You can click on the pictures for a better view.)
How cool is that? I can’t wait to put the Chicago Marathon medal in it, though from what I saw after a google search, it looks like the medal is super boring…
And don’t you wish every race gave you a medal? This is only a sample of what I’ve run! I have to find a way to put the Army Ten Miler “coin” in there too… And if I knew where my Zooma “necklace” was, I might even consider putting it there, but I don’t know if I even like it enough to display it.
-Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 2010 (they didn’t have a medal option in ’09)
-Marine Corps Marathon 10k 2008 (my first 10k, untrained, I didn’t even run much leading to it, and I remember how much of a big deal to me it was that I actually ran a 10k without stopping. Ah, good old days…)
-Rock n Roll VA Beach Half Marathon 2009 (my first half, and a huge accomplishment for me at the time)
-Arlington 9/11 5k 2007 (my first race EVER. I couldn’t even run the full 3 miles back then, had to walk/run, finishing in 38:55)
-Marine Corps Marathon 10k 2009 (right after nursing a sprained ankle. It was not fun…)
-Arlington 9/11 5k 2008 (boring medal…)
-Shamrock Half Marathon 2010 (still one of my favorite medals!)
How do you display your medals?