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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bibs and Medals

What should I do with them? Granted, I only have one medal at this point but I plan on getting more. I will always keep my first, but do I need the others. I have a feeling the kids are going to take them from me if I let them. They would make fun toys for the kids. What about the bibs? I have some from 5K’s I’ve completed and my recent half marathon. I don’t know if they are worth keeping and yet I can’t bring myself to throw them away. What do you do with your bibs?

4 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I have a scrapbook type holder that I throw my bibs in with pictures and any other race trinkets I want to keep. I can't throw them away. My hubby framed my Marathon medal, that is the only one I have so far. I have seen people who hang them from their wall. I would keep them...unless the medal is really ugly then the kiddos can play.

Jill said...

Hi, I found your blog and enjoy reading your accounts with running.

What I like to do is from January 1 - December 31st: all races I ran and got a medal for, I place that medal on my closet door and let it hang there. It reminds me of a special place each time I walk in my closet and the medal bangs on the door kinda like a wind chime. For the bibs, I write on them the date, distance, time, and any memorable event that may have happened. I place these on my dresser next to some pictures, with the most recent race in front of the others, so I can see them each time I get in my dresser. Then, on New Years Eve Day, I look at my medals and my bibs and quickly relive each race, reflect, and then put them in a box labeled "Races 2009" (or whatever is the year)and put the box on the shelf in my closet. I have a friend that hangs every single medal (he runs about medal awarded races a year) on pegs in his basement, displaying each, and his bibs stapled below on the wall. I can't get that obsessive about it but I do like to look at the efforts and sacrifices I've made throughout the year. No matter what the medal looks like (I have some pretty sad ones, you earned it so you should keep it :).

Manderz said...

I have mine all hooked together hanging down the side of my wall (from ceiling to floor). I am going to make a shadow box type thing for the half.

Kim said...

I use my race bibs as bookmarks! Granted...I only have 2.

So far the 2 medals are hanging on my bulletin board. The one for the R&R is so heavy. Not really toy material. Not sure what to do with that one.