My Running Medals

October 30, 2014 5:20 PM

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My Running Medals

I have something to admit: I have felt a twinge of silliness after finishing a race and wearing a medal around my neck. After all, I am an adult and I don't really need a congratulatory medal to tell me "good job." In addition, with the exception of a few 5k medals where I won my age group, all my medals are "finisher's medals." I often wondered, "Do I deserve a medal for just 'finishing' something I started?"

But lately my attitude towards these medals has started to change. For instance, the 2010 Baltimore Half Marathon medal quickly brings a smile to my face. That was my first half marathon. I was so nervous I barely told anyone I had even signed up for the race for the fear that I couldn't finish it. ...

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