It took a few minutes to organize these memory medals for the photo but when I found them they were all twisted and wrapped around each other like ear buds; a rats nest. They certainly do not represent all the races of my past but each has it's sentimental little story and finding them today was fun. Finding $20 in my ski jacket would have been better but c'est la vie.
Looking through them now I see:
- 5 Knee Knacker Finishes
- 2 Meet Your Maker Finishes (1 a relay)
- 2 Momar Placings - 2nd and 3rd
- 3 Dirty Duo Placings - All 1st place mens relay
- 1 Squamish 50 Mile Finisher
- 1 Remembrance Day 8k -3rd place
- 2 1st half marathon
- 1 Okanagan Half Marathon
- 3 Victoria Half Marathon
Who knows what else is buried in the other drawers or lost in storage room boxes? I was glad to find these today and particular grateful for having not tossed them following race day. I often have a difficult time finding a place to put them or the will to keep them. I'm not vain enough to frame them or hang them so they live in a drawer at my workplace.
Do you have a rats nest? What do you do with yours?