Question of the Week: Do you display your medals somewhere, or are they stashed in a drawer amongst your sports bras and compression socks?
Mine are packed in a box being shipped to Arizona. Not sure where my sports bras are. — Paul Bressen
In my bedroom. My motivation! — Amy Cronk
Mine hang from a nail in my exercise room, within sight of my treadmill (below). — Kim
My wife made a board for her accomplishments last month. She started running about 5 years ago, but really became more active when we moved back to Erie 3 years ago. Last year she did the Warrior Dash and this year did the Beast on the Bay. She set a goal of 4 half-marathons next year and is really proud of her accomplishments – as we all are! This is the board she made to display her numbers, times & medals. The photo is a souvenir from Warrior dash and the plaque is from this year’s Endurance where she did her first 14 mile run, in prep for the coming year. — Terra’s husband, Kevin
All of my race bibs hang on my bathroom in my game room , and my medals and trophies are displayed down there as well. — Ramon Patron Jr.
This is my memory wall….of great trips. Or, perhaps it’s my “mid-life crisis shrine” (below). — Leann Parmenter
In the garage, nailed to a wall. — Eloise
We used to hang them all on a coat rack. We put all but a couple in a box in the attic now. Now we have the kids’ medals hanging from the book case in the living room. — Jim Lang
Luigi displayed some of his medals on this deer rack (below) that he found on the railroad tracks a few years back. He found the rack, brought it home, cleaned it up, lacquered it, and hung it on the wall. It quickly became a rack for hanging some of his medals. — Ginny Sackett
Well, they reside on 2 shelves of my curio cabinet—-I don’t own too many curio’s–hahaha!! — Sarah Rose
They’re all in a box. I’ll display them eventually. I usually just have one hanging that I rotate now and then, and I have one of my 100-mile buckles on the wall. — Pat Krott
Just some of the race numbers I’ve saved over the years (below). I like to think of them as little trophies — Tom Toale
I have thrown out 90% of my medals and plaques, need to work on trophies soon. I always kept them in boxes down the basement, after almost 40 years, it was time to get rid of most. I used to display a few trophies, etc., if it was for a big event and will probably keep those. — Rick A.
A reader’s response: May I suggest that instead of throwing away your medals and awards that you consider donating then to medals 4 mettle instead? This non profit takes finishers medals and gives them to children and adults fighting debilitating diseases. You can find out more at www.medals4mettle.org
No idea where the heck they are….. — Renee Uht
Some are displayed in my office at work. The rest are on a bookshelf at home along with marathon finisher pictures. — Karen Manganaro
With two runners in our house and two kids who participate in races, we’ve got a lot of bling around Casa Cass. Some of it is in boxes in the basement, some special things are on display (see below), and most of my medals are on my “Mom’s Race Bling” hanger Dan & the girls made for me last Christmas: