What am I supposed to do with medals after race day?

Avoid just stashing them in a drawer and never laying eyes on them again.

July 7th, 2017 by | Posted in 12 races in 12 months, Blogs | Tags: , ,

I’m in the process of reorganizing my closet. It’s not so much about the spring/summer cleaning, but more so so that I can actually find things quickly on a hectic morning. 

It was here that I uncovered my stash of race finisher’s medals, tucked away in a lumped-together ball in my drawer. What are you supposed to do with your medals? As I looked at a blank wall in my closet as a canvass, I couldn’t help but think that I should hang them for inspiration.

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It means a lot to me to receive a medal at the end of a race. It represents being committed to something and seeing it through to the end. It represents hard work and determination. It also represents the spirit of the community event, made possible by the time and effort others have given. The medals are pieces of art, and the design of each medal is just as unique as each race.

One by one, I started to hang the medals on the wall in my closet. Each one has a specific memory, and I have hung the kids’ medals alongside mine as well. These tokens are something that we should all be proud of.

Each morning when I wander into the closet to get dressed for the day, the medals are a reminder of the races that we have run, and that there are more that we will take part in in the future. It’s not lost on me that they’re also an immediate reminder of how I still want to keep fitting into my clothes. But that is secondary to the daily inspiration that they provide.

The colours of the medals and ribbons are vibrant, and together they create a stunning focal point. I can’t wait to add more to my closet wall.