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Millions of Medals

The bike ride was wonderful and this week is so busy I’m already wondering how I’m going to fit in my runs. Since December started I’m officially back in 1/2 marathon training mode, which doesn’t really change anything too drastically besides lengthening my long run. This weekend the 5k seems a little scary now, but I know it will be fun because I’m running it with my newly running cousin. She ran the turkey trot like a champ and is slowly getting hooked. :)

As for the girl I coached, she placed 9th at State in Division 5! I am so proud of her and her coach now and I are good friends and he said her race was incredible and for once she put it all out on the line. Amazing!

Anyways, the gift ideas are going to keep coming. How about all those race medals that seem to start collecting after a while. Some may want to leave their medals in a shoebox, but displaying some of your runner’s proudest finishes is important. At Finger Lakes MedalCraft they have garnished up quite a way to display medals including personalized runner’s hanging medal racks.

There are also other designs available upon request. You can get the runner’s name personalized on the rack and also female and male runners, or female and male runners separately. I think it’s a great way to show off just a few medals of importance to anyone. If you are a little wary about showing them off, hanging them in the closet with this hanger is another great option. The hanger is Plasma cut steel w/ a black textured finish and personalized with any name, team, coach, whatever you want on it. They are priced at $29.95, and are one of the most inexpensive medal displays I have found online. They look durable and also can hold many medals.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Tomorrow more running gifts will be showcased.
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  • Reply joyRuN

    SWEET medal rack! What a great idea – thanks :)

    December 1, 2008 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Amy

    Wow! That’s cool. I’ve never seen anything like that before…

    But you know what I’d really love?? Ideas on what to do with race numbers. I’d love to display them somehow, but cant think of how.. unless I make a scrapbook or something.

    Cool. Anyway, I love this Christmas list idea!

    December 1, 2008 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Marlene

    I LOVE THAT! Your recommendations just keep getting better. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with for us. :)

    December 1, 2008 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Mojito Maven

    maybe someday i will actually run races where i need a medal rack :)

    December 1, 2008 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Marcy

    Oooohhhh that’s pretty darn cool! Although at this point in time I only have a few medals so I don’t think I need one just yet. It would be nice to hang my kicks on though HAHA Seriously it would get them off the floor.

    December 1, 2008 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply X-Country2

    Ooh, I’m already a few days behind on your Christmas gift list. Great ideas already!

    December 1, 2008 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Burger

    That’s so funny – I was JUST looking at these..

    congrats on your gal!

    December 1, 2008 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply J

    Those look really cool! Great job to the girl you coached!! I am sure you will do fine in the 5k! 3.1 miles will go by so quick!

    December 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Denise

    Another great idea, thanks!! My bedroom mirror is getting a little crowded.

    December 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply P.O.M.

    That’s a great idea – I have a friend in mind for that!

    December 1, 2008 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply BeachRunner

    Nice rack. :)

    Great job, Coach.

    December 1, 2008 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Steve Stenzel

    DAMN IT!!! I was scrolling through your comments to see if anyone said “Nice Rack,” and I JUST MISSED IT!!!

    Oh well.

    December 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply ECrunnergirl

    That is such a great idea…..I love it!! I think that is an item to go on Santa’s list. I just have nails in my walls for my medals :-}

    December 1, 2008 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Borsch

    That’s a good idea..I’m going to look at those right now.


    December 1, 2008 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Lily on the Road

    Trust Steve and Beachy!!

    Too funny, but seriously that is a great idea!! Oh and nice rack too!

    Gawd those guys….LOL…

    December 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply RunToFinish

    wow what a neifty little idea!

    December 1, 2008 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply I Love Your Whole Face

    I am in love with the medal rack. I am so purchasing one!!

    December 2, 2008 at 5:40 am
  • Reply Laurel

    Nice rack! Ha!

    Seriously, those are adorable.

    Ok, now I just can’t not make his sound like a dirty joke.

    December 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Sarah Danielle

    This would be so great to have in your home gym or office – a great way to motivate yourself on a day when your down and out!

    December 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm
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