Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Won What?

My First Award Ever

I am definitely NOT an incredibly fast runner.  Far, far from it.  But, I've placed quite a few times, mostly in smaller races.  In fact, I won cash this weekend for Female Masters (score!!).  Aside from the usual medal, trophy, plaque or cash I've won some odd (and not so odd - just different) items. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for any recognition because running is hard!  And, I appreciate the "out of the box" thinking put into some awards.  It makes them more special.  Note: these were not door prizes or items in the swag bag but presented as AWARDS.  I'm sure I'm forgetting some really good ones.  Running buddies, help me remember!

Door Security Pole
Plastic Bottle
My First Masters Win

Blank Paper Certificate
Lunch Box Cooler
Farmers Market Basket
Cow Bell
Fanny/Shoulder Pack
Beer Glass
Horse's Head
Coffee Mug
Basket of Peaches
Paper Weight
Wooden Animals
Aluminum Canteen
String Bag

Miniature Tractor
Rubber Duck
Stainless Steel Bottle
Wooden Cross
Bobble Head

 I'd like to hear from you!!  What is the oddest thing you've ever won?


  1. I think I need to start entering some different races to get some odd prizes! Great job!

    1. It's part of the fun. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow! What a list of awards you've accomplished :) I was looking at your race list, that's a very impressive schedule. I don't race often, I just run around the neighborhood a lot lol I wish I could race more! So far, just a medal and gift certificate, nothing unusual :)

  3. Wow! That's a lot of awards. My award is almost always a medal. Nothing odd really. My favorite was an insulated lunch bag and $50 gift card to a restaurant. My 5ks are my speed work too!

    1. I once won a $50 gift card from a local pharmacy. Very useful!

  4. And you're pretty fast if you're winning all those awards lOL

  5. That's awesome! I'd say your better than you think to win cash prizes, very cool. Congrats!!!
    I've gotten some odd stuff in swag bags at races, but nothing that comes close to some of the oddities you have won, a horses head?? love it!

    1. The horses head was attached to a base to make a trophy...but it is freaky looking. LOL. Just read your blog. Very impressed with your marathons!


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