|My favorite race medals in our home office on display. They're on the wall |
adjacent to another meaningful accomplishment on display - my engineering
degree from Bucknell University.
When I first started running, I had three medals which were from my first 10k and the 2011 and 2012 Princess Half Marathons. It would be a while before my medal collection would grow and I had my two Princess Half Marathon medals simply placed on my jewelry hanger in the closet.
As my medal collection grew, I realized that they wouldn't be able to stay on my jewelry rack in the closet. And not to mention, I was proud of them and wanted them to be more gloriously displayed. I settled on an existing wooden peg rack and added some extra nails for more medals. As time wore on, I added more things to my medal display area - a shelf, framed cards from the Disney races, and lastly a display especially for the Dopey medals.
|I promise my office isn't painted neon yellow!|
I got to work downsizing my display and selected my favorite things. I settled on 25 medals (out of 56) plus the 6 Dopey medals and let me tell you, this was a tough decision! Each medal represents so many memories and I treasure them all. But I have my favorites or those that have the most meaning and settled on those being the primary display medals. The remaining medals were safely wrapped up and placed in a box on a shelf in the office. That way, I can admire them if I would like!
|25 of my favorite medals!|
|Shelf with some of my favorite memories|
|The six Dopey Challenge medals - they have their own special display!|
Overall, I like the simplicity of it and the memories it captures. And I know that my husband is grateful that the reading nook in our office is no longer dominated by my running stuff (read: crap!). Because let's face it, he's proud of me but I know he could live without my runDisney stuff everywhere!
|Our newly decorated reading nook with a poster that we |
acquired on our honeymoon from Volcanoes National Park!
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How do you display your medals?