Marlene started off showing us her medal collection and I'm pretty sure every blogger I read has followed suit.
I'm just a little behind.
But my collection. Here it is. I don't display my medals anywhere special. They hang off the edge of the bookcase that sits in the hallway between my living room and bedroom hallway. If people know to look for them, they spot them. Or sometimes the ribbons and medals will catch their eye. Otherwise the medals just kind of hang there. Although I might have to figure something else out since I'm running out of room.
Since the collection is a bit small, I'll take you on a quick tour.
Green Bay Half Marathon in May 2010. Yeah, the half marathon where I almost cried as I ran the lap around Lambeau Field. The half marathon that marked the end of my battle with The Monster.
Fox Cities Half Marathon in September 2007. My first half marathon. And it was about 2 months later that The Monster invaded my head.
Danskin Sprint Triathlon in July 2008, my very first triathlon. The two Trek Women's Triathlon medals were from 2009 (center) and 2010 (right).
the indoor triathlons my YMCA has put on over the last two years, but the one with the skinny red ribbon? That's actually from a 5K, Run for the Paws, that I did last Labor Day with my friend. Granted, it was a really really small race (like 30 people tops), but I was still proud of my age group award.
So those are my medals. Like I said, it's kind of a small collection, but I'm proud of each one. And I'm hoping to add some more bling to bookshelf in the coming months. In fact, stay tuned this week. I'll have an announcement coming up.