Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My Race Wall. Is it too much?

Even though we are gearing up for Summer, it didn't really feel like we had much of a Spring here. In any case, I recently did a little Spring cleaning/organizing around here.


Our friend Pam from We Run Disney recently posted a picture of her newly organized/designed office space featuring her running medals and memorabilia and encouraged her readers to do the same.  I knew I had wanted to post a picture of what I had done with all of mine, but I needed to get a few more pieces in place.

I can't really display my things in my office area, so mine are on the second floor in my dressing room.  Anyone who has ever visited my home knows that this room is my sweet escape.  Here is the finished product.
                        It was kind of hard to take a picture of because of the mirror on the vanity.


                                            On the right is my medal holder from SportsHook.

 

In the Middle are three pictures from the 2014 Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Disney.

On the right is my medal hanger from Gone For a Run. I decided to slip in that photograph from the Disney 5k and it fits perfectly. There is still room to slide another 4x6 photo in on the other side but I kind of like the Magical Miles.

I was going to put on it all my Disney medals/medallions that I have earned over the years, but decided to just keep the 2014 Princess ones on here for now. For this hook I had to double the lanyards on the medals because they would hang down and interfere with the light switch.



Above the hook I have my race certificates framed. The one on the bottom is from the Glass Slipper Challenge and the one on top is from Volunteering at the WDW Marathon last year.  I might put the certificate up from this years Princess Half but I need to find another picture frame. That's why I just put the GSC one up for now.


So do you think this is too much?  I'm really the only one who sees all of this anyway ( or maybe the occasional girl friend or relative who wants to come over and borrow some clothes).

I figured I could throw all this stuff in a box, or I could decorate with it. 

Your turn. Lets keep Pam's motivation going.  Write a post on how you display your medals and race memorabilia.   ( or you can just tell us in the comments or your could do both!)

40 comments:

  1. It looks great, you should show off all your hard work! I think I need to earn a few more medals before my wall starts looking like yours though!

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    1. Thanks! This was all earned over several years.

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  2. That is awesome how you show it all off! I wish I had enough space to do so because I so would. Right now it is all in a box sitting in my closet, not cool!

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    1. I've found that there is never really enough space for everything but i've squeezed it all in.

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  3. I have a small medal display from Allied and I've put my high school athletics plaque and lacrosse senior portrait next to it. It's not much but it's my sports wall.

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    1. That sounds great Lesley. You should post a picture sometime.

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  4. It looks great! You worked hard for all those medals so it makes sense to display them if you have the room.

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    1. Thank you! It does make me happy to look at it.

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  5. Your display looks fabulous! I'm already thinking about display ideas for the office in our new house. I can't wait to get to work on putting all of my and Preston's medals up!

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    1. I can't wait to see what you end up doing at your new place.

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  6. I LOVE IT! I need/want to get a display, but I don't have one, yet. Something to work on!!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Gone for a Run has some really cute displays.

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  7. I think this looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely looking for some inspiration; my medal hanger is about to fall off the wall now and I need to figure out some new ways to spread some of these medals out/display them (or, you know, invest in another hanger, haha). :)

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    1. Oh, there are so many neat ideas out there as far as medal displays go. I can't wait to see how you spread them all out.

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  8. I don't think it's too much at all - in fact, I LOVE it! When we move to our new apartment this weekend, I am going to scout out a spot to make my 'race/medal shrine' and I promise to post pics!

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    1. Yes, please do. I'd love to see pics of your displays ( and your new place).

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  9. My original 5-hook medal holder has gotten kind of full, although I'm certainly not in YOUR league! I asked my father to make me a wooden one with a shelf on top, because I just did a half marathon and a 5k that each had glasses for all of the finishers, and I know I have two more races later this year that will also have glasses, and I wanted some way to display them. I think I might use the original holder for 5k medals (since there aren't many of those, and probably won't be) and move my halfs to the new holder, when I get it, since I'm hoping there will be LOTS of those!

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    1. Haha, those medals have been earned over several years, you'll get there! The shelf is a wonderful idea. I wish I could fit a shelf up here somewhere.

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  10. Wow, you did a great job!! I have all my medals but my Boston one in a box in my closet, maybe I should do something a little more creative with them!!

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    1. I've seen some really cool hooks/displays for Boston medals. Did you get one of those?

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  11. Gorgeous! That's a ton of hard work, determination, and well deserved bling :)

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  12. Never too much. Hang those babies... even if its off the ceiling!
    OHHH - can you imagine a room where they're all hanging from the ceiling. I have art in my blood apparently... (& we know not all art is good ) :)

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    1. Hmm, maybe you can hang then from the ceiling fan!

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  13. I like it!

    I use an over the door robe hook rack, from Target. It has 6 HUGE hooks, so I just throw my medals on that, and love it (I have almost 100, so most racks are too small). It's over my closet door. I also have a two hook rack, on the opposite side of the door, that we put the rings filled with our race bibs on. Nice and simple. :)

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    1. My sister also uses one of the over the door robe hook racks too (maybe it's the same one) because she has a lot of medals too. What you did for your bibs sounds like a good idea.

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  14. Wow that's a lot of medals!!! Sadly, my medals are all hanging on a single hook on the inside of my closet. I never get them out!

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    1. At least they are hung AND they are on the outside of your closet, not the inside. That's a start!

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  15. Looks great! I don't think it's too much at all. Of course this is coming from someone who has an entire wall covered in medals and framed posters from some of my favorite marathons, LOL...
    I think displaying them is awesome! I saw a picture of a guy last Christmas who decorates his tree with all his medals, I laughed because I could see myself doing that one day just for fun:)

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    1. I hung all mine on the Christmas tree last year. LOL...I think it's a Facebook thing...

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  16. I have a medal hanger that is still in the box that my boyfriend gave me for Christmas. My medals are in a box somewhere at the moment...

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  17. I love it! I display my medals in our dining room (which is really the same as our living room) on the wall. I'm proud to make everyone admire them, haha. I keep all my bibs in a plastic envelope thing but don't display them...

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  18. Okay...I just posted about mine!

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  19. I love it! Since you are really the only one to see it, just enjoy it!

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  20. I love it! I have started my own wall too and I am proud of it- not many people see it but it makes me smile!

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  21. Love it! I think it looks great :) I have yet to do anything with my medals... they are all just piled on top of each other in a box in my office. I really want to display them with a cute medal hanger, but I'm having a hard time finding good wall space in the house that isn't already occupied by pictures/painting I really like haha. One of these days I'll get the displayed nicely like you! What's the point of keeping them, if I don't get to look at them and be proud of my accomplishments, right? ;)

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  22. Your wall looks FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  23. I love it and think it looks great!! Your medal hangers are adorable and your photo frames add the right amount of dimension - It's perfect!!

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