You know how newly engaged people suddenly talk with their hands to show off their ring?
Picture that but instead of a ring, it’s a necklace charm that just so happens to be played with. Constantly.
Yeah, that’s me. Ridiculous? Absolutely. Fun? You betcha.
I’ve talked about my love of race medals before, but I’ve found an even-better alternative: A sterling silver race charm.
Yes, I got jewelry after running 13.1 miles.
Isn’t it pehrty?
It took me over an hour to detangle an old silver chain I found at the bottom of a jewelry box in my closet, but I wore that puppy as soon as I could and have worn it just about every day since my Gazelle Girl Half Marathon. I love that I can have it with me instead of just having a medal hanging on my display.
The race was awesome. Well organized. Fun. The gorgeous weather didn’t hurt. And I thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship with my friends.
I knew about the charm but had not seen it before race day and I am a big enough woman to admit that I’ve already added Gazelle Girl to next year’s race schedule mostly based on the charm itself.
I especially love that the charms are made by Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Terryberry Jewelry, a family business which specializes in employee rewards and recognition programs.
Previous years’ charms aren’t too shabby either, so I am looking forward to next year’s design. I just know it’ll look great around my neck.
How about you: What’s the best race swag you’ve ever gotten? I’m answering that question as part of today’s Tuesdays on the Run link-up with runner bloggers MCM Mama Runs, My No Guilt Life andMarcia’s Healthy Slice. Let me know below, then go check out all of the other bloggers’ posts.