When I placed my most recent medal on my display this weekend, I realized, “Damn. I’m running out of room!” I had to manuever this way and that. I had to pull medals off, put medals back on. It took a lot of finageling to add that one medal!
The display was a Christmas gift last year from my husband. I can’t even remember what we would do with our medals before we got this bad boy. I love seeing the display proudly hanging above our couch. Every medal was hard-earned!
Now I’m trying to figure out what I’ll do if I get any more medals. Let’s be real, we know I’m gonna get at least a few more. I’m currently training for a distance race that guarantees me a medal. I also signed up to walk the Dallas White Rock Marathon (half) with my mother. That’ll be another medal. That’s two more medals for sure in the next two months. Not to mention, spring will bring with it many more races! What’s an Amy to do?
Option 1: Load that sucker up! I could fit more medals on my current display if I smoosh more. I’m not crazy about smooshing, but it’s do-able. It also requires the least amount of action on my part, and my lazy-self likes that.
Option 2: Buy another identical/similar medal display. I could get a similar display and hang it up next to this one. (And by “hang it up next to this one,” I mean, “wait until my husband is around to hang it up.”) My only concern with this option is that it may make me look crazy. I’d have more wall space dedicated to medals than to pictures of me and Stephen!
Option 3: Get a different wall hanging entirely. I do like this:
It’d be easy to expand my medal collection for infinity. If I had more skills, I could probably make something similar to this, but alas, I do not have skills. The only problem here is that I love my current medal display, so I’m not ready to retire it.
Thankfully, it takes a while to earn a new medal, so I’m not making any decisions just yet. For now, I’m just going to mull.
What do you think I should do? What do you do with your own medals? Do you save your race bibs? I save mine, but they’re all sweaty and wrinkly, not display material!*