Hi Everyone! Today I’m linking up for my favorite post of the week – Tuesday’s on the Run. I’ve missed this link up for the last couple of weeks but I’m back and excited to talk about running! Today’s topic is racing memorabilia. Do you display, toss, re-purpose? What do you do with your racing memorabilia?
I didn’t even have to think about the answer to this one! I absolutely display my medals, bibs, and memorabilia. Those are all things that I am very proud of. To me, those things are a reminder of just how far I have come on my weight loss / running journey. I don’t display them for everyone to see, just me. They are in my bedroom so I can use them as a daily reminder and motivation.
I write my times on the back of every bib. This again is a reminder of how far I have come. My very first 5K took me 36 minutes to run. Since then, I have shaved off almost 10 minutes of my time. At that point, I hated running, and I was scared to race. It was so hard. So, it is a reminder of where I started.
As far as race shirts go, I think I have two that I actually wear. I do keep them all, but they go in a drawer. Someday I am planning on having a quilt made out of them when I get enough. I do have a few of these framed certificates on my dresser and my tiny wine glass. They are from the races that I have done. Not only am I proud of them, but they also give me motivation to try and beat my times!
I know these are just things, but they remind me that I am capable of doing something hard. I am capable of accomplishing anything that I set my mind to. I never thought I would run a half marathon, and then I did. I NEVER thought I would be able to do a full, and then I did. All of these things remind me of the obstacles that I have overcome to get to where I am today. So, even if I have a bad run, or a bad running week, I can still look at the medals I have earned and remember that I can do it! (And you can too!)
What do you do with your racing memorabilia?