I’ve seen a lot of posts lately about race medals. Bling! The question I have for my readers is, do you run for the bling? Do you pick races and run them with that medal in mind?
Some races have gotten really creative with medal design, while others have not. I, for one, can say that I have never chosen a race based on what I think I will get as a reward at the finish line. Sure, it’s nice to get a great medal placed around my neck at the finish, but that is not the reason I run, or race. Medals with bottle openers, medals that spin or glow in the dark, medals that open or rotate. Do you have a favorite? How about the material it’s made out of, or the ribbon?
As a frequent racer, I have amassed a small fortune of medals, and am proud to receive each one. I don’t even have an official medal rack to hang them on. They just all kind of hang randomly from books on a bookshelf. There is not rhyme or reason to how they are hung, but they certainly inspire.
Here are some photos of various medals I have earned.
Now I want to see some of your favorites! Show me the one’s that mean the most to you.