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Running: Is It All About the Bling?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hey, I run for fitness. I run to help maintain my 80+ pound weight loss. I run to socialize with other runners. I run because, at least sometimes, I love it. I run (and walk) to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. I run to amaze myself! I mean, how many people spend more than 50 years as a couch potato and then start running at age 61? And 15 miles?!! That truly does amaze me.

But, okay, while I can't say that my running is all about the bling, it certainly doesn't hurt. Here's a great website listing half marathon medals that are available and links to all the races where you can earn one:

Which ones are you going for??

Here's one I'm planning to hang on my medal rack in December:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPINNINGJW 7/12/2014 3:21PM

    Okay, you and ONEKIDSMOM need to stop making me think about "doing" a 5K.

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TERI-RIFIC 7/12/2014 2:52PM

    That is a cool medal! Thanks for the link to the medal site. The Nike women 's half gives out a Tiffany necklace. It is expensive to register and you actually don't get the shirt or the medal if you don't finish. But the necklace is really nice.

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JULIA_211 7/12/2014 6:24AM

    You are amazing! I love your reasons! emoticon

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_LINDA 7/11/2014 11:53PM

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Pretty great reasons to run and that is an awesome medal!!!
You will rock it!

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PLMITCH 7/11/2014 10:40PM

    Yep the bling never hurts!

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GABY1948 7/11/2014 9:43PM

    Marsha! OF COURSE it's not about the bling for you but it sure makes nice jewelry....and I am jealous I can't do it! KEEP IT UP!


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ONEKIDSMOM 7/11/2014 7:37PM

    Gotta say I love my bling collection. Will run for bling. It's not ALL about the bling. But it doesn't hurt! emoticon emoticon Go get 'em... I'm going after the pirate one!

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GLORIAMAJDI 7/11/2014 6:55PM

    I've walked a lot of 5Ks and even have done a 10 mile walk...but I have never run any before. I think in September I am going to do my very first run, at least I hope so! I hadn't thought of bling. If I do it, I think that I will like bling!

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MEXGAL1 7/11/2014 6:45PM

    Marsha, you rule!
I just get so inspired by you. and even though I am walking on cobblestone streets that even you wouldn't run on as they are so uneven, I am always thinking of you and walking just as fast as I can....almost a run. but of course my head is always down looking for the loose cobblestone.
You go girl!

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FROSTY99 7/11/2014 5:46PM

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SPARKLINGME176 7/11/2014 5:44PM

    Way to go!!!! I love bling, too! It helps me stay motivated!

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FOCUSONME57 7/11/2014 4:50PM

    Wait, there's a medal rack? Mine are just plunked in the junk drawer...geez who knew!

Nice bling, GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/11/2014 3:32PM

    I run because I continue to amaze myself! Imagine becoming an athlete after 60!
Now that's a pretty medal.

Comment edited on: 7/11/2014 3:33:15 PM

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AQUAGIRL08 7/11/2014 1:41PM

    Nice looking metal! You should have quite a collection by now and you worked hard for every one of them! emoticon

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LEWILL1982 7/11/2014 12:06PM

    We run for those that can't! That's what I tell myself when I'm getting tired. I love the bling because currently I'm not fast enough to win an AG award, so the bling is a great reminder of my accomplishments. T shirts are good, but eventually they wear out and they don't always fit right, anyway.

Great blog!

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HARROWJET 7/11/2014 10:49AM

    Thank you for writing your reasons for running. emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/11/2014 10:35AM

    And we run because we CAN. Nothing wrong with some bling either.

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MSLZZY 7/11/2014 10:21AM

    Do it for you!

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NATPLUMMER 7/11/2014 10:19AM

    There was an article in Runners World about bling just this month. :-)

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HOLLYM48 7/11/2014 10:11AM

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