Ok, really, I run for sanity, but I’m willing to say I’m running for any or all of the above.
Marlene showed us her bling back while I was in Alaska, so I was unable to participate. Since I know you have all been hoping and praying that I too would share, I’m going to make your dreams come true. (Forgive me, I stayed up way too late last night and I haven’t had much coffee, so I’m feeling a little… obnoxious this morning.)
As you can see, my medals hang with my jewelry. I’ve asked my dad to use his skillz to make me a medal hanger, but he’s also building new shutters for my house, so that may have to wait. The medals are right near the AC vent, so I can sometimes hear them clanging at night.
From left to right: Marine Corps Marathon, Bob Potts Marathon, Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, Pacers Running Festival Half Marathon, Oak Barrel Half Marathon, and Pacers Running Festival Quarter Marathon. I can’t find the necklace I got from my first half marathon: Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon. I have to admit that my absolute favorite is the Oak Barrel one because it smells like Jack Daniels. ;o)
Both the Marine Corps and the Army give you Finisher’s Coins instead of or in addition to the medals. They just hang out in my jewelry box. The Army 10 miler one from 2007 means the most to me. It was my first “long” race and, after I finished, I came home and 25 kids came over for Jones’ 6th birthday. By the end of the day, I could hardly walk. Now, I can run 10 miles and still have fresh legs. It always reminds me of how far I’ve come.
Have you shown us your bling? Please share!