I’ve been running a lot of races this year, and with that comes a lot of race stuff. I typically hang on to my bib and medal from races I’ve run. I currently have my medals hung up on a medal hanger in our bedroom.
Right now I also have most of my race bibs hung up on the bedroom wall. It’s something that started when we first moved into our new house, about two years go. But I think it’s starting to get a bit excessive 🙂
Since I’ve pretty much run out of room on the wall, and don’t want to start a new column, I have also begun a pile of race bibs on my dresser. This pile has all of the races I’ve run since April.
I certainly don’t want to get rid of my race bibs, but I want to find a different way to keep them. Right now I’m thinking of putting them in a binder, with each bib getting it’s own clear one-page display. I might even organize them by race distance, which makes my Type A personality very happy. But if I do that, the wall is going to look very blank to me. Maybe I should keep a few of the ones that mean the most to me on the wall, and put the rest in a binder?
One other random memento I still have: the timing chip from my first (and currently only) full marathon. I don’t run in the shoes anymore, but I can’t bear to cut that chip off. I don’t think those shoes have even been untied since I ran the marathon in Charlotte last November.
Totally socially acceptable, right?
What do you keep from your races?
How do you display your race stuff?