Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s topic – show us your year in bling! You can write about this, or any other running related topic. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
While I love many things about running, one of the things I love most is the bling! I love race medals for a few different reasons:
1.) It’s a nice item to receive after conquering a race
2.) Medals can be unique to a particular race series or city.
3.) Medals are pretty!
Although I did’t do a ton of races this year, I’ve loved all the race medals I have received!
Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K Philly
The 15K is one of my favorite race distances and it didn’t hurt that the race was in one of my favorite cities!
Delaware Marathon Running Festival Half Marathon
I always love running in new states and this race was no different. Such an organized race!
Boston’s Run to Remember Half Marathon
This was another new to me state, but also a very special race since it’s to honor the fallen.
Surftown Half Marathon
This was probably my best half marathon of the year and I used it as a 13.1 training long run for the Chicago Marathon. This was also my 3rd new state of the year.
I’ve done the half marathon for this race twice and this was my first time doing the 5K. I remember that the weather for this race was basically perfect!
International Chicago 5K
This was my first time running this race and it was fun, crowded but fun!
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
This is probably my most special race medal of the year. I wanted to go back to Chicago and have a better experience with the marathon and I did!
Charlotte Half Marathon
My last half marathon of the year didn’t disappoint! Although the course was SUPER hilly, it was still fun and I appreciate how kind people are in the South. This was also my 4th new state of the year!
That’s it for my year in bling!
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Kimberly Hatting says
So many pretty pieces of bling! I think my favorite is your Run to Remember one 🙂
That’s one of my top 3 from this year!
Great idea for a post. Love my Surf town as well. And that I met you.
Hope 2020 treats you good too.
The surftown medal is so fun!
Great haul! Congrats on a great year of running and adding another state!
How cool! Congrats on a great year of running 🙂
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
You DID run a lot of races! Good thing I went off topic, because there were almost no medals for me this year.
I love the one from Race to Remember — definitely very special.
I think that’s definitely one of the more unique ones for sure!
Good work, Kim! I like the idea of collecting bling. Are you planning to run in all states? You have quite a few already!
I’m planning on running in 25 states – I’m halfway there! 🙂
Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner says
Lots of fun bling this year! Congrats on all of your happy miles
Denise @ runheartfit says
You collected quite a few medals this year. I only got a few but I treasure them all.
I really like the Race to Remember one. Very cool!
That’s one of my top 3 medals from the year!
The Accidental Marathoner says
What a great bunch of bling to add to your collection! I especially love the Run to Remember medal, but they are all very cool. It’s so nice to see the variety of medals available!
So many great ones! I love the Run to Remember, and Surftown the best, but you have some pretty fabulous pieces there! Bling makes races so much more fun.
Totally agree – Sometimes a really nice medal makes the run worth it.
Lots of nice bling this year! I’m so glad you had a better experience at Chicago this time. I’m so glad we saw you on the course!
Seeing you and Marcia on the course was just the thing I needed!
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
A great line-up! I love that we have some of the same medals – it was great to see you throughout the year 🙂
Agreed! And we need to make a plan to meet up during at least one 2020 race!
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
Yes! I’m eyeing Detroit. Also, I’m headed to Portland in April if you’re interested in knocking Maine off your states list.
I’ll look into Portland!
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
It’s so fun to see everyone’s medals! I really like Surftown. Congrats on a great year of racing
Thanks! Yeah the Surftown medal was probably the coolest designed medal I got this year.
Your bling is beautiful! That hot chocolate one… I might need to do that just for the medal. And I don’t even like medals all that much! Haha. Congrats, lady!
The Hot Chocolate 15K races always have really nice swag too – you should check them out!
Nicole Drinkwater says
You did a lot of traveling to earn that bling! So awesome. Way to go!
Wow, that’s a lot of bling! Cool that you got four new states this year!
Thanks! I was glad to add 4 more states to my list this year 🙂
Lex @ Flecks of Lex says
That’s some great bling! (That Surftown car is so cute!) I would love to pick the brain of people who design race medals. Some of them are so incredibly creative!
That’s such a great idea!
Chris Tiley says
I love the look of the Boston Run to Remember medal! I only managed two 10km events this year. I need to get a couple of events booked in for early 2020 to get some momentum.
he Boston medal is one of my favorites too!
Zenaida Arroyo says
You had some great races this year! How many more states do you need?
I need 10 more states to hit my 25 state goal!
Liz Dexter says
I still love that chocolate one the best!
It’s one of my favorites from the year!