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This morning I received in the post a wonderful shiny gold medal from Louise.  She’d had them made for us after our 24 mile Kingston Challenge run last week where we were a little disappointed not to get a medal

Medals are very important to us runners, just ask any runner or fellow runner-blogger-Rachel Medal Slut, it’s all about the medal! It’s not only the collecto maniacs and magpies in us that want more and more shiny medals hanging and clanking like cow bells from our wardrobe doors.  Medals are the important physical token which represents the wonderful feeling of achievement and pride we get from running any race, from a first 5K through our longest runs and fastest races.  Last week was the furthest I’ve ever run and I ran it faster than I thought and Louise ran an amazing race so having such a wonderful medal to remind us of our achievements last week is fantastic.  No pressure Rutland Water Marathon in 2 weeks time!

Apologies if I’m gushing but I’m on the sofa drinking a glass of wine with my feet up watching Strictly after running 17 miles today. I have my first Saturday night in many weeks with a glass bottle of wine and a lie in booked for tomorrow because I’m not racing tomorrow and I have now run ALL my marathon long runs!  Only a taper and the Great South Run between me and Rutland Water Marathon.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

11 thoughts on “Bling.

  1. That is a fine collection of bling! I keep threatening my OH with talk of a medal wind-chime…

  2. you have worked so hard – enjoy!!!

  3. What a great shiny star medal. You deserve it! Enjoy the sleep in!

  4. Hi! Just found your blog, googling for other London running bloggers. I’m so glad it’s not just me that cares about the race bling! One of the girls I work with regularly competes in triathlons and half marathons and she always refuses the medal because she feels bad that she won’t treasure it and it will end up in landfill! I love to see my medals hanging on my bathroom towel rail every morning…it reminds me that I CAN achieve my goals if I put in the hard work. Good luck for the Rutland Water Marathon!

  5. That’s great – nice one Louise! I did my first 20 mile race last year and was bitterly disappointed not to receive a medal at the finish.

    I’m doing the GSR with a bunch of friends and looking forward to heading out for drinks after in my medal/tshirt – a mini tradition of ours.

    Good luck!

  6. How lovely and you should have a momento – 24 miles is a bloody long way!!

  7. Liking the wind chime idea, at the moment mine hang on cupboard door and everytime this opens they jangle a sort of indoor chime!

  8. All girls love bling, keep collecting!

  9. Fab collection of bling 🙂

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