Friday, February 27, 2009

All runners feel this way at least a little bit. I do it. You do it. No, not running to a port a pot to do #2, or the snot rocket, or even talking to yourself during those last miles. But, those all qualify too!! What we all have in common is that we all like the stuff we get for racing – at least a little bit. Race bibs, ribbons, and race medals are all fun to collect. I even like the free *gasp* cotton race shirts that you get. I consider all of the stuff that I get when I sign up for a race as “free” and consider the race entry fee payment for all of the logistics for putting on a race. I like them even more because I am super cheap and love free stuff. In fact, I have a goodie bag of free crap that companies gave out a job fairs that is coming up on 10 years old! Of course, that doesn’t mean that I need a ton of bells and whistles when I race. In fact, my favorite race memento to date is a florescent green piece of paper stating to the world that “I beat the turkey”.

Ok, I have to say it AGAIN.... Check out 'grouchy' in the background. CRACKS me up every time I see her.

So, when I finally decided to run the Hogeye marathon in Arkansas, I tried to find the medal to see what it looks like. Honestly, because it is a smaller race, I didn’t have much luck. However, I did run across a really cool website that has a LOT of marathon finisher medals listed on it. Check it out!

If you have some free time, send them some pictures of the medals that you have collected. It is a really neat idea and a really fun resource to cruise around on if you have some time to kill. Does anyone else know of a similar website?


Michelle said...

That is a great website. Being a couch potato, I will undoubtedly spend a lot of time there!!!

Great photo and grouchy in the background is cracking me up too!!!


Pat said...

Love that website. I wish I would have thought of that.

That lady is a riot. I now have a new hobby. I'm going to do weird faces behind people when they get there pictures taken. I'll be on blogs everywhere.

Marcy said...

OK dude that pic of the chica is HILARIOUS!! WTF is up with that chick?!?! HAHA!

Totally killer site. I'm going to have to bookmark that baby. Thanks!

aron said...

LOL @ grouchy :)

i looove getting free stuff too!