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Any that I've kept (very few) are in a box somewhere. The only ones that are out are my first IM and first Kona. Those are in my home office in the shadow box thingy they sell at the expo.
These days though I try not to even get a medal at all. If I'm still mentally functioning I politely decline it. If for some reason I end up with one, I usually give it off to a random kid in the post race area. They love it.
I don't in anyway consider myself one of the "cool folks" because I don't hang onto my medals. I just don't like a bunch of clutter. Drives my wife and kids crazy because I'm always getting rid of stuff. I do have a tattoo but no bumper sticker. Does a license plate frame count? Technically it's not on my car though, it's on my old car that my 17 year old drives.
At the end of each race I always look forward to getting the finisher medal and now they end up all tangled up on a lamp...
doesn't sit right
Best trophies I have received though are the practical ones. For example, I received a custom made cutting board saying 1st place finisher. I use it daily when making salads or other dishes.
The rest of mine go in a shoebox in the utility room, I'm hoping my kids will enjoy looking at them as they get older.
When I got a few more, I hung them on one of those racks that hang over the closet door, but that was STILL too noisy for D'Wife's liking
Now they live in a left-over swag bag, hanging in the back corner of the closet, out of the way & out of sight [& sound]
I would consider giving them away, but D'Kid has Sharpied on the backs things like "Proud of You Dad" or "Great Job Dad" or something like that
GOTTA keep those
â€śDonâ€™t take your ability to do stupid things for grantedâ€ť
Yea, old box in the garage full of dust. I dont' even stay for the awards, I would rather get home and sleep than wait for a piece of plastic or medal.
on your Dress Blues
I have a couple shoe boxes somewhere. I like mugs and pint classes, I actually use those, bottle openers as well, my favorite kinds of awards.
There are a few but this is the one I used. Your local special olympics organization will usually take them as well.
thanks I'll try that. My wife will love you, she's trying to find a home for my remaining motocross trophies from a million years ago. On a related note, just last weekend I gave back the plaques that our local triathlon company uses (TBF Racing), so, they can simply put on the appropriate plate for races in the future. I peeled off the ones that were on there and have a very small and manageable stack of plates. My wife is/was trying to figure out something creative to do with them.
My big "keeper" is the coin I got for KQ last summer. It's not much larger than an old silver dollar. Not sure how I'd display it. so, it gathers dust like other stuff; for now.
I could break the course record - theoretically, Bishop Pickering - from the movie "Caddyshack"