I’m a big believer in glory walls. In fact I have TWO. One is my medal display, and the other is my bibs which are on a different wall. Although quick note: if you are doing this – do what I didn’t do and laminate them. When we moved, not all of them made it off the wall in one piece.
I’m such a believer in glory walls, that it’s one of our key challenges in the Learn to Run program. This is because it is easy for things not to feel important, or for them to lose their context, or for you to minimise their value if they aren’t on show. In the old house I had this rack in the kitchen, which is where I spend the most time so I when I am in the everyday routine of everything I’m being continually reminded of the things that I have done outside the ordinary. The brutally hard things, the epically out of reach things, the fun social things, the joyful things and everything in between.
On days when I’m feeling like I’m failing at most things, there is a tangible reminder of what I’m capable of. What you are capable of is about so much more than running.
See that shoelace that I used to hang it up? That’s the lace out of the shoes I wore at my ultra on the Gold Coast. And the medal rack was a gift to me from a certain special someone who is training for her second marathon. Surrounding yourself with things that have meaning, breathes life into your passion and will remind you of what’s important when you need to be reminded.
The medal rack is getting a little bit full now, which is a testament to my keenness for bling in general, as well as my running! And Medal Displays have asked me if I might need a second one now, which is pretty ace of them! They would also love to give one to a member of the Operation Move community too which is even more fantastic. They have a huge range so you can pick something that is meaningful to you.
To enter, it’s really simple!
Leave a comment with which medal display you would love and why (most creative answer as judged by our Operation Move coaches and mentors will be named the winner!)
We would also love it if you would head over to the Medal Displays facebook page, and like them over there so you get notified of some of the great promotions they have too.
Entries close on the 31st March and the winner will be notiifed by email.