The Goods

It has dawned on my that I don’t actually have a photo of my medals so far, and medals is what I’m all about.  Shameful, I know, but something I intend to rectify ASAP.  Even more shameful if the way my race mementos are ‘displayed’.  For the past few years, they have accumulated slowly on a doorknob in my living room (they had to be moved from the bedroom doorknob because they were “too loud” whenever the door moved).  They remain there, largely unnoticed by all who walk past them.  Having scoured the internet, I have come up with a few very swanky solutions.

Allied Medal Displays seems to be THE place to go to get a medal display.  The beauty about them is that you can customize the text, so you don’t have to settle for anything cheesy (I’m super fussy).  I’m considering opting for simplicity and just having ‘MEDAL SLUT’ atop my swinging nuggets of achievement, as it describes me perfectly.  But then, since I have a blog called Medal Slut, I feel like I’m trying to pull a J-Lo and brand myself, which is just trashy.  My train of thought comes full circle, however, as I remind myself that I am, in fact, trashy, so there’s nothing to lose!  And really, how bad ass would you look to people entering your home for the first time who were seeing this just through the front door?:

A mark of distinction

Obviously it would be adorned with these (in a less ‘arranged-on-floor-for-tacky-medal-shot’ fashion):


Now, the only drawback is that it is an American company and I’m living over in Scotch-Land, so it would take ages to arrive (I’m impatient), and the shipping would be pretty juicy.  But as I was sent a tax rebate for 2007 (speedy workers, these taxmen), I can actually afford to splurge on one.  And I do have a night in with my laptop and my (distressed) bank card…

4 thoughts on “The Goods

  1. Love your medal holder idea…it made me chuckle, because I am all about the bling as well. Even though I am not a fast runner, people do go “wow” when they see my medals hanging on the door knob. Might just go out and buy a medal holder “RunningRagged” (assuming that is not too many letters lol). Good luck with your medal hogging quest of 2012!

    • Go for it! Looks like you’ve got some pretty impressive medals in your collection. I can’t wait until I’ve got a marathon under my belt so I can go back to shorter races! 🙂

  2. So, you think, having my medals hang on the reading light arm of my floor lamp is not really classy? Hmmm… And of course I only show the current year’s display (I am not THAT vain… actually the lamp would break I fear…). I like your idea. I need to check this out and I can have my medals displayed brightly in my living room for all to go “Ahhh”. 😉
    Nice collection, by the way!

    • Thanks! It’ll hopefully double (roughly) this year. Otherwise, what am I spending my entry money on?!
      The floor lamp, I’ve got to be honest, doesn’t sounds like the best look. But again, I can’t talk, because my floor lamp would collapse under the weight of one and I use my doorknob.
      I’ll wait until my medals are being proudly displayed before I throw harsh judgement at others. It’s only fair.

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