Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Not heavy medal

okay, so my assortment leaves MUCH to be desired but . . . it is what it is guys.

I can't find the medal from my first marathon in 1999 [the marathon I ran, unknowingly pregnant].  It's some where in my garage.  And I didn't include the photo of the plaque I won because - - I'm a bad sport.  [honesty candor, is my best quality].

Here's the pile [so far].  I know there will be one more in September and I'd love to have another in October and November and Decem .... [ok, you get it].

I have run 5 marathons in 7 months and have loved every mile of it.

My favorite medal is actually from Tucson [December 2009']. 

That was a very happy family moment/day.  One that I replay over & over in my mind daily.

And of course, I adore the one that got me my 3:20.  I love it more because Peanut put it around my neck.  She gave me a big smooch said she was proud of me then FREAKED out when she looked at it and it said, "1/2 marathon finisher".  She marched right over to the medal handout lady and assertively told the lady, "my mom finished the marathon not the half".  awesome.  That's my girl.

32 comments:

Rae said...

Awesome! Maybe I'll get a medal someday. :)

abbi said...

I've loved seeing people's medals. The Tucson one is cool!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

you are a marathon rockstar. i'm super jealous!

And I totally hope my kids grow up to be as outspoken as Peanut. She's awesome.

Oh, and I will totally come to AZ one day!

Evolving Through Running said...

That Tucson medal is sweet. Nice when the organizers put some creativity into the hardware.

Marlene said...

Yay! Thanks for playing along! You have some nice bling - and definitely lots more to come!!

Melissa said...

Do you have a cool display hangar thing? I saw one somewhere. Maybe Gone for a Run? Can't remember.

I love love love Peanut's response. :)

Dash said...

Congratulations on all the medals! I love the Tuscon one, that one is cool. That is amazing that you have run 5 in 7. Congrats and hope you have 4 more to add by the end of the year!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Love your blingy pile. I am sure with family support like that you will be racking up the medals!

Tricia said...

awesome!

TRI-james said...

Nice collection! I like the dira-ace chain medal.

Jamoosh said...

Yes - but you photographed them so artfully that one cannot help but be impressed!

Middle Name Marie said...

Sweet medals!

Meg said...

Did you know that your comment made me glow??
Did you know you are like a little ray of sunshine on a humid, over cast day?
Hey, HOW CAN YOU run 5 marathons in 7 months? I would be tapering every week, right up to the race. What's your secret? And if you don't want to divulge THAT, please share what your training is like!
xoxo
Thanks for the love today, I needed it :) !

ajh said...

Love the story about your daughter!

Rad Runner said...

Sweet! Love the cactus one!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

The Tucson Cactus is freaking awesome!!!

Caratunk Girl said...

SWEET Bling! Our medals are not anywhere near as cool as yours!! I love how your peanut went up and made sure you got the right medal!

RockStarTri said...

Bling rocks! Every once in a while I take a look at my collection and I get a dose of motivation.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Love your medal collection! The bike chain one is really cool!

Petraruns said...

Fabolous. You are ROCK hard!

Erica said...

sweet bling! You are a total rockstar!

Christina said...

The Tucson one is pretty cool. I have one from 2008 and a smaller version (half) from 2009

Patrick Mahoney said...

The chain one is super cool. A lot of blue ribbons in that collection.

Laura said...

Awesome! Love the Tucson one....

Teamarcia said...

Be very proud--your bling 'pile' is not slouchy at all!

Matty O said...

Man... Mine aren't anywhere that cool!!! I am going to start running marathons for the bling at the end. Cause When I show mine off they are blah!

Good one Peanut! Way to stick up for your mom!!!

Love the bike chain one, definitely original!

Luke said...

Love the bike chain and the cactus!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Awesome! I love seeing people's medals!!im doing thispost tonight. I have all mypics ready but hadtrouble focusing close up, u did a nice job! Thanks for sharing!!

Laura Denner said...

Thanks for the comment and the treadmill advice, if you are succesfull with it then I should definitely give it a try! I just found your blog and am totally inspired by it (and your abs!). Hopefully someday my medal stack will grow and be this impressive! You rock lady!

Adam said...

You may not have a TON of medals, but most of yours are AG/overall winner medals!! :)

Jill said...

You and I were at Tucson running together :). Hard race with that wind, but I managed to PR there so will always be very special. Just wish the wind wasn't so intense so I could have knocked off MORE time. Oh well. What's next on your race docket?

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Bike chain around a marathon medal, now thats interesting