Tuesday, July 20, 2010

have you seen my bling?

The awesome Marlene over at Mission to A(nother) Marathon posted a fun challenge last week. She showed off her massive collection of race hardware HERE and asked her readers to do the same. And since I have NO PROBLEM bragging about my accomplishments, I am happy to oblige.


Now, I don't have a zillion medals lying around here. But I am proud of the ones I do have. Here's my entire half marathon and marathon collection. (L to R: '08 RNR Half VA Beach, '09 Patrick Henry Half, '10 Bermuda Half, '10 Disney Princess Half, '10 MAC Half, '10 Marine Corps Half, '08 Shamrock Marathon and '09 Richmond Marathon)


All of the half marathon ones are hidden away in a bag in the top drawer of my dresser.


But the two marathon medals are proudly displayed in a frame with race photos, which hangs in my bedroom (I took them out for this special occasion).


So, what kind of bling do you sport? And how do you show it off?

28 comments:

Keri said...

This is a fun way to show it off. I started making scrapbooks and I wanted to somehow stick my medals in there but they were too heavy (duh.) Right now they are in a box but after ever race I try to take a picture of anything I got there: the shirt, medal, bib, etc and then I post it with the race report and put it in my scrapbook.

Silly Girl Running said...

My bling is all over my house; hanging on the bathroomdoor, the bedroomdoor, etc. I'm just totally not organised. But I look at it this way; since it is everywhere, I have bling to look at in every room, and even when on the toilet!

Jessica (one happy runner) said...

so fun! i turned lots of mine into christmas tree ornaments and they are pretty fun -- i took the giant neck ribbon off of them and tied thick red satin ribbon in their place about the right size for hanging on a tree. they are fun!! i have them stored away right now but i will get them out and take a pic for you. i have a bunch of others that are hanging in various places throughout my house (in the kids playroom, window sills, door hooks...) and i just haven't yet figured out how they will be stored/displayed...i am sort of an organization nut!! btw i really really love your new TMB Endurance Training -- you are amazing!!

Laura said...

I did the same kind of post as well.
I like Jessica's idea of turning them into ornaments! Brilliant!

daysrun said...

I would show mine to you but they're hanging up at work. I work with all guys and I like to intimidate them. Plus when I want to eat an entire bag of peanut butter m&m's, I can say "I'm in training. I need the carbs." LOL!

Claudia said...

I only have to medals so far ...
I think I would LOVE to put them up at work, just worried that someone might take them, since I work in an open concept and don't have an office.
Also love the idea of turning them into Ornaments!! Fantastic idea.

Erica said...

sweet bling! I need to earn some!

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

Wow! Nice bling! I don't have any over here, but I'm looking forward to getting my first medal at VA Beach!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Nice bling. They are so colorful.

I run so many "cheap" races (oh, and ultras rarely have finishers medals) my medals are boring and many are dups since I like to run a race year after year. But maybe I'll bore everyone with them some day.

I like that you display your marathon medals!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Nice bling. They are so colorful.

I run so many "cheap" races (oh, and ultras rarely have finishers medals) my medals are boring and many are dups since I like to run a race year after year. But maybe I'll bore everyone with them some day.

I like that you display your marathon medals!

Cynthia O'H said...

Great display. I have box full of hardware stashed away somewhere. One day, I'll dig it out and go through it. I have last year's medals hanging on a bulletin board in my office. This year's are neatly tucked in a ziplock waiting for me to do something with them; I'm trying to be creative with pictures, medals, plaques, etc. or it just looks like a bunch of metal clunked together.

ajh said...

Love seeing everyone's bling!!

Katie A. said...

I hate to admit it, but all my bling are in three piles on top of my mantle all tangled up. I've been wanting to do something with them but have no idea what to do! Maybe you could come over and put them in those nice little shadow boxes for me?
And don't you wish the FULL marathon medals were just a little bigger? Like Flavor Flav clock big!? I'm just sayin'...

Courtney said...

Great idea, T! I love your bling :) I already posted mine

Marlene said...

Yay! Thanks for playing!! Love your bling, and awesome that you keep those marathon medals on display.

P.S. Do we have the same carpet? ;)

Chloƫ said...

I ran the VB Shamrock Marathon this past March! :]

Love your medals...trying not to be *too* envious of the Disney Princess one...sigh.

Tami said...

i donated all my medals here

i hope others will do the same

http://www.medals4mettle.org/

Stephanie said...

Love your bling!!! You may want to check out my blog...You may have some more bling to add to your collection!!! :)

Kim said...

I did this once before, but I need to do it again! I have more bling than I did then!

Emz said...

awesome collection!

Keep it coming!!

akjenniekt said...

Great bling :)! I don't have any yet but I am hoping to start working on it....

runningwithsass.com said...

we dont have many yet but my husband and I have our 2 half amrathong medals from both races hangingon the corners of the mirror of our dresser, and I ahve my 3rd in age group award o the dresser.

funderson said...

nice hardware!

Rad Runner said...

Just signed up for the D. Princess 1/2! I cant wait! How was it? You have the CUTEST style!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

oh i love all of your medals :) thanks for sharing!

racing dawn said...

My girls have uses some of mine for dress-ups and are now m.i.a. They are definitely fun to pull out every once in awhile and remember the races! Tell me about Shamrock! I've been thinking about adding that to my schedule...

Her Name is Rio said...

Shiny, Shiny, Pretty, Pretty.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Love all the pretty bling! I should pull mine out of the shoebox in the closet sometime.