Medals are a Girl’s Best Friend

So this past weekend I participated in my 3rd Half Marathon at the ING Miami Marathon event, where their tagline is “Run Famous, Run Miami” (I kind of love that). My road to running happened over night and I literally went what felt like 0 to 100 in a short amount of time being that I had NEVER run to then training for a half marathon. I know what you’re thinking, wouldn’t going to “100” would be the Full Marathon? No, that would be 0 to like 1000. That is a whole other ball game that I’m still not sure I’ll ever tackle though its definitely on my bucket list.

There’s a lot of emotion that goes into every race and a lot of pride that you walk away with after every finish and wouldn’t you know it, they also give you something nice and shiny to walk away with to remind you of that emotion and pride: a medal!

Check out this year’s medal honoring the 10th Year anniversary of the ING in MIami.

Ain’t she pretty?! Well now I have three of these babies and I’m starting to wonder what I should do with them.  It doesn’t seem right to keep them hidden in a drawer or closet somewhere. I did some research and found some great medal holder options on Etsy! Problem is, I’m not sure which one to choose! What do you guys think?


I like this one because I can pretend that that is actually the Miami Skyline in the background AND the saying is so cute and perfect!  I love phrases with double meanings. Check out my new running headband for perfect example! heehee. $26.99



Like this one too because guess what…I DO run like a girl! $28


This one is really simple and kinda perfect because I have exactly 3 medals and they are all from 13.1 miles. BUT, I know I’ll have a new medal again someday soon so not sure if I want to get something bigger OR stick to something like this to show off just my top 3  faves? Hmmmm. $18.00 


I like the color of this one and though the wording looks simple enough, I feel like I’d be lying to myself. Confession: I don’t always love running. In fact, sometimes I downright hate it. It’s a love/hate thing you see. Did I mention my legs and body are currently aching in ungodly ways from this past race? Well, they are. So you understand my love/hate thing. But hey, pain is temporary, pride is forever. $28


I like the pink and I like the font! It’s simple and still gives me room for two more shiny medals. $18.00


So we have some good choices here! First I have to pick one and then decide what room to put it in! I like the idea of displaying at least a few medals to showcase an accomplishment similar to a diploma or trophy. Let me know what your top picks are!  And hey, anyone in the Miami area interested in “running famous” next year? Let me know and I’ll introduce you to my amazing team. Then we’ll find YOU a medal holder!

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  1. Xavier Rodriguez

     /  February 1, 2012

    Congratulations on your medal! All the medal holders mentioned are very nice. My top two favorites are “I run this town” & “Runner Girl”. And the prices are fair.

  2. Kyle Vredenburg

     /  April 1, 2012

    You don’t happen to have that blue garden gnome by any chance???

    • Hi! I don’t have it YET but I actually just found the perfect spot for it this weekend and was just telling someone yesterday how I want to go back this week and look for it. Fingers crossed they still have it! You liked it?


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