My medals are housed in a lid of a shoe box which is on a shelf in my closet (close to a folder which has all of my race bibs). Honestly I dont know what to do with all of them. If i hung them all up, I think it would tear the wall down. This is a fairly heavy box.
SO What's in this box?
Cross Country ribbons from 1998 when I was in high school. 4 JV, and 1 Varsity.
- The 16th Place Varsity (orange) I remember because I needed 15th place to be All-Conference. Again, Race Fail.
5K age group awards and medals for showing up.
- (from left to right) The nitro turkey and RnR Chicago 5k I got for Showing up.
- Hot to Trot, New Years Day 5K, were 2nd AG.
- Karhu 5K was 2nd Overall.
*Im seeing a pattern of 2nd place finishes now...
2002 NYC Marathon
2010 Nike Women's Marathon, yes that's a Tiffany Necklace :)
2011 Boston Marathon
2011 Chicago Marathon
2012 Ing Miami Marathon
Half Marathon, 10 Miler, and "novelty medals"
Row 1 (L-R) 2003 Las Vegas Half, 2008-2010 RnR San Jose Half, 2011 Soldier Field 10 mile
Row 2- 2011 Chicago RnR, 2009 RnR Las Vegas, 2012 RnR Phoenix, 2012 RnR St. Petersburg
Row 3- 2011 13.1 Chicago, 2011 Chicago Half, 2011-2012 Chicago Spring Half, 2011 Chi-Town Half
Row 4 (All California Halfs)- 2010 Bay Breeze, 2010 Summer Breeze, 2009-2010 US Half Marathon
Row 5 (Novelty) Windy City Challenge (13.1 Chicago/ Chicago Half),
26.2 from 2 RnR Events 2009-2010, Double Down (RnR Vegas/ Phoenix),
Chi-Town Duo (RnR 5K, RnR Chicago)
I need to find something better than the box for them.
I could tell a story about each of these medals race experiences (retro race recaps??).
They deserve better than the box lid in my closet, but I obviously don't need