Happy Medal Monday!

It’s not the “bling” that counts, it’s the experience and the memories. But medals can be a nice (shiny!) sentimental item to remind us of our accomplishments. I thought I’d share a few of my recent medal moments…

Thank you to Lifelong Endurance for coaching me through each journey and continuing to make me a stronger runner. I couldn’t do it without you and we’re just getting started!

Thank YOU for all of your support!

Now, the good stuff!

Plano Balloon Festival 5K & Half Marathon – September 23rd & 24th, 2017

I was a happy camper with a 5K PR and a solid Half Marathon, despite the heat and humidity! Running both races got me 3 medals! And, best of all, my parents and my fur-baby were there to greet me at the finish!


Portland Marathon (Half) October 8, 2017

If that’s not a grin of sheer happiness and pride, I don’t know what is! This was my best half marathon to date. It felt great, I PRd, and I had an amazing time. This race was proof that the process works! Just a short while of adding in speed-work and I ran even faster than expected.

In addition to a medal, the Portland Marathon gives you a commemorative coin, a pendant, a rose, a poster, and a seedling! Some really sentimental items. I will never forget this day.



Tulsa Run 5K and 15K – October 28, 2017

This is another one I will never, ever forget. Every moment. I ran a solid 5K (2nd in AG!) AND got to run with my DAD! Again, I got additional bling for doing both races! I also visited Tulsa, OK for the first time and loved it!

There you have it! My latest bling! Happy Medal Monday!

What do your medals mean to you? What is your favorite commemorative race item besides a medal? What means the most to me are photographs and memories! But my other favorite item besides a medal so far is the Portland Marathon poster.

8 thoughts on “Happy Medal Monday!

  1. Besides my medals I think my favorite is a trophy I won for being the first overall female in the Hook O Malley Race Against Cancer 5k in 2013. I had placed in my age group plenty of times but winning that overall race was a big deal to me. Granted it wasn’t a very large or competitive 5k (I’m no speed demon) but it was still an accomplishment!

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    1. That’s awesome!! Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment!! I love how certain races can really become special and those awards mean so much & bring back those memories!


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