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The Equinox doesn't give medals...we get a patch instead. I have 6 of them. They're in a drawer. The Bay State does give medals. I have two of those, and those sit in the same drawer.
I have a cork bulliten board...I've pinned my bib numbers to these races (12 marathons, a couple of halfs, and some other races where they handed out medals) as the back drop, and line up the medals (I just counted 20 of them) all lined up from left to right in the order that I got them.
It works for now.
I hang them all on a big trophy I got once. They stand in a back room on a high bureau and every now and then the cats knock the whole thing crashing to the ground and scaring them half to death. It keeps them occupied.
I can't part with them really.
My first marathon medal...is hanging on the thermostat in my office so I can gaze proudly at it when I'm having an "I'm not worthy" moment.
Now, what do I do with the Wheaties box with my marathon picture on it?
I carry mine with me. Sometimes the screeners at the airport roll their eyes at me. Is this wrong?
If I am tired, I'll leave some of them at home. I have 9 so far. Number 10 in about 10 days!
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Like FlyingFinn, I don't have marathon medals (just the Disney 1/2 one from this year
go Donald!), but I've gotten several from 5K races in the area. I have them, as well as all of my race bibs (8 or 9 total now) stapled to a wall in my classroom at school that's covered with the tinfoilish wrap thingy they gave me when I finished at Disney. It's about 3' X 3' , so it makes a neat bulletin board.<br /><br />It's my "shrine to me!", and my 7th graders see that I'm not embarrassed about my slower times and that I picked up a new hobby at 35. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!<br /><br /><br />--
I give my medals to the kids. They like to wear them around for a couple days. But, when I run my first marathon, I might keep that one for myself.
My marathon medals are on my shelf at work. When I get a few more of them, I'm going to have them framed. I am proud of my marathons so I want to be able to enjoy my medals to remind me of the experience.
I too only have 1/2 marathon and 10K medals. About 6 of them right now. I don't think that's the point however.
I have started using them as ceiling fan control pulls. Not sure what the right term for those little chains are, but they are now medals that ang very proudly in the middle of the room, that twirl and shake a little when the fan is spinning.