This past weekend, I ran the Wausau Half Marathon on Saturday, drove 3 hours to Minnesota, ran the Woodbury Country Mile Half Marathon on Sunday and then drove 3.5 hours to my aunt and uncle’s house for a family party. It was an exhausting, but fun weekend. I got to meet two other Skirt Sports ambassadors and hang out with a college friend. I also came away with two tech shirts, two medals, two race bibs, and a variety of other swag. As a serial racer, that’s a lot of stuff to add to my collection. Spoiler: the shirts aren’t even going home with me.
Appropriately, today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is:
What do you do with race memorabilia? Do you save everything or dispose of a lot? Do you have it organized or in a pile?
I am quite protective of my medals and my pint glasses. I have displays in my bedroom for both. (Confession: I still need to hang one of my racks.)
Race bibs are in a scrapbook, but not actually organized in said book. They are mostly just shoved in there. I’m not even sure if I have all of them and honestly, don’t really care.
Race shirts, on the other hand, don’t last long in my house. Cotton unisex shirts become rags or get worn by Jones. Most tech shirts get given away immediately. A very few end up in my drawer to be worn occasionally. The one big exception to that are the ones from my 17 half marathon in 2014 that included my 13 in 78 days to get to Venus. I had them made into a gorgeous quilt. (I will not be doing a similar quilt for Mercury.)
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I’ve had a busy summer and finally reached my goal of hitting Mercury with Half Fanatics. The boys and I are heading home from Wisconsin tomorrow and I’m ready to get back into a routine. We still have a couple of weeks until school starts, but it’ll be nice to be back in our own space and able to get back to normal. I’m hoping to get back on track with blogging and all the associated activities, but I have to admit I’ve enjoyed letting it take a bit of a back seat this summer. On the top of my to do list is to brainstorm Tuesday topics for the rest of the year. Got any you’d like us to incorporate?