Anyway, we were talking about how long it is appropriate to wear your finisher medal post race. Should you wear your shiny token of accomplishment for as long as it takes so that all of your friends and family are required/guilted to ask what that Flava-Flav style medallion is around your neck? Essentially, your own marathon of family self promotion “oh!!! I didn’t realize that I still had this on! Let me tell you about my splits from miles 5-9”. Or, should you do an NFL style swim move while the medal-hander-outer is putting it around your neck and never put the thing on? My friend said that she essentially likes to wear it all day. To lunch....On the flight home....basically as long as she isn’t going to a bar, she has it on until she goes to bed. I’ve even seen people wear them to work the next day thereby extending the reach of people to talk to about the race.
Looks like Flava Flav ran a spartan race - and LOOK at the size of his medal!
I'll bet he never takes that thing off
So, what do I do? Welllllllll, I don’t know if I am totally sold for that long. Don’t get me wrong, I wear my medal PROUDLY when I finish the race. I wear it when I’m walking to my car or the hotel..... But when I strip tease down naked to get into the shower (doesn’t everyone hum some sort of cabaret music when they get naked?) then it goes in my bag and on my SportHooks medal display at home. While I am certainly proud of EVERY race that I do, and have no problem pretty blatantly bragging about them on my blog, I’m basically a closet runner in real life. People do eventually find out about my running, but I don’t automatically draw attention to it.
Seriously Ryan Lochte?? Do you have to look so good doing something as stupid as biting a medal??
Although, if I won a gold, I'd never take it off. Pooping...sex...shower...NEVER
Of course, I get wanting to wear it. I’m not sure I took my first marathon medal off for a week. So, how long do you wear it for after you finish?