Marlene posted a while back about her medals. It's a little late, but I finally got photos of the kids.
For years and years I threw all my medals into this tin container:
While I loved getting medals I never really displayed them after the race was over.
Okay, that isn't entirely true. For a few years I've had my first marathon medal in a frame:
A year ago I got some frames and put three medals up above my bed like a headboard. It was nice to choose three to go on display. I picked these three for various reasons:
1) CIM 2009 -- My PR marathon so a no brainer. Hopefully it is willing to give up it's spot one day :) Actually, before CIM my 2008 Napa Valley Marathon was originally in the frame since when I put the frames together that was my current PR marathon.
2) Goofy 2008 medal -- I think this medal represents getting something done that I thought was really difficult to achieve. While I've certainly one-upped the accomplishment, as I've mentioned before the pride never quite equalled that first Goofy experience.
3) Safaricom 2006 -- I traveled to Kenya solo (though with a tour group) to complete this marathon. Going to Kenya was one of the most amazing experiences on so many different levels. I really view this marathon as a good example of how running has incredibly affected my life.
I've seen photos of people who hang their medals from a curtain rod. I don't have any curtain rods above my windows. But who says I couldn't go buy one just for the medals?
I currently have hanging from the rod all the medals I've earned in 2010.
I had more post-race soreness after SFM than most of the marathons this year. But I did get out for two more runs this week:
Wednesday: 3 miles @ 10:06 pace
Friday: 8 miles @ 10:25 pace; My legs felt really good and I'm hoping I can get back on my schedule next week.