This week’s Tuesday Topic is: What is your favorite race medal and why? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I have run 168 races ranging from a 5k to a 50k. I don’t know exactly how many medals I have but I know it is a lot. I don’t have a medal for each race and I have received multiple medals for completing a series or challenge. Thanks RnR and RunDisney!
Right now my medals are in a box. I have one from the Shamrock Shuffle in the kitchen because it is also a bottle opener. 🙂 My mother liked one of my medals and put it in her walker. When I ran the Shamrock Shuffle again this year I asked her if she wanted another medal and she said “Yes”.
However, of all of my medals, my favorite one is from my first 50k. It is small and simple. I worked hard for that medal. I’ve run a few marathons prior to that race but to date it is the furthest distance I’ve ever run.
Two years later I ran another 50k and got another medal. Small and simple again.
As for my other medals, I don’t plan on keeping them. I don’t have room for them anymore but don’t know what to do with them. I know there is an organization to donate them but I need to fill out a form for each medal.
Topic for next week – It’s National Mental Health Awareness Week. How does running help with your mental health? Feel free to write about this or any running related topic. We hope you’ll link up with us!