A couple days ago someone asked me where I keep my medals and race bibs. Confession: I don’t keep race bibs. At first I thought I would, but it just seemed like a lot of papery clutter, so I’ve ended up tossing them.
And right now I’m not sure what to do with my medals. They’re currently hanging on one hook in the closet. When they move they make a really pretty wind chime sort of noise.
Here’s my current collection – click the pictures if you want a closer look. I’m kind of fascinated by race medals myself.
The Indianapolis half marathons (we run the Indy 500 track, hence the race-car theme):
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010. 2007 is missing because I donated it to Riley Children’s Hospital post-race.
Fort Wayne half marathon (2009):
My favorite medal is probably the Presque Isle, because it’s so unique and I got to run with my sister, but I also really like the Fort Wayne half (my first time going sub-2 hours) and the Grand Rapids (best race time so far).
What do you do with your race medals? Do you keep bibs? Any ideas for what I should do with mine?