I counted my medals and if I counted right there are 23. Some are finisher medals and some are prizes for age group wins. (When you get older it is a bit easier to get there hence: Age Groups Rock).
I do have a "trophy table" that I have a few awards on. It seems to be getting cluttered with other stuff lately. Surprisingly two of these are from marathons but that is because they were small marathons. The picture is from the Maine marathon last year which was my worst marathon ever. It is the one I need to redeem although I am doing very poorly picking out the marathon I want to do.
Okay now for a few of my favorite medals:
This medal doesn't look like much but it is a medal from the first race I ran. Before that I walked in races and did rather well! But.........I am very competitive and there are not many races around that have a walking component. Plus there were more opportunities for cheating (people would run in parts even though it was a WALKING race and it drove me nuts). When I got to this race, a local 4 Miler there was a walking fun component but it wasn't timed. That was not fun to me so on the spur of the moment I decided to run as I had entered as a runner so I would be timed. I had NEVER.RUN.EVEN.ONE.MILE.BEFORE.THIS.RACE. So I ran the entire four miles and ended up third in my age group. I was pretty impressed with myself but quickly realized that was a fluke. But I found out I could run and quickly went on to enter more races as a RUNNER!!
This medal is from my first marathon -enough said!
This is from my fifth marathon - I love that the medal is the shape of the state. Yes, I belong to my local Geek Club.
This medal I like for a couple reasons. I love it because of it's colors and looks. Plus it is from my best half marathon. It was in New Hampshire and I ran it in 2:00:55. I have not hit that close to 2 hours again.
So there are my medals. Thanks, Marlene, for the opportunity to get them out and play with them. They are usually put away in the box. No one really cares to see them but if I have raced during the school year I take my medal as I earn it into school to show my students as they do love to see them. I hope I am inspiring some of them to someday race and earn their own medals!