Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Decorations from 2016

I'm going to get organized enough one of these years to decorate a Christmas tree with my medals like Tiny Terror.  {However, my 44 half marathon medals are currently hanging in order and how on earth will I get them back that way?  Ahhh you know the real reason I haven't decorated a tree with them!}  Anyway, I thought I'd share a few decorations from this year.   No worries, I won't bore you with all of them {wink}. 
Trust me, every race was challenging in its own way, especially you Chicago fall, and you mountains of NC!  Each decoration has special memories attached.  All were hard fought and earned proudly.

My first marathon

...and my second.

This one is the size of my head!

A special memento from my first triathlon!

I admit, body decorations make you feel...bad ass.

Sometimes you get an extra decoration for your hard work.

Some decorations just feel right...

I jumped off a riverboat for this one...yikes!

Yes...some are just odd.  Tombstone anyone?

Some are attached to an awesome experience with friends.

So, do I race simply for the decorations?  Absolutely not.  It's about rising to each and every  challenge.  It's about the experience of doing what you love, as many times as you please.  It's about the connections, the support, the friendships made along the way.   Perhaps that's the most special adornment of all.
What is your favorite decoration from 2016?

I'm linking with the lovely Deb from Deb Runs for Wednesday Word.

Please visit Deb and the other participating bloggers.  It's fun!


  1. I love your take on today's Wednesday Word. You got lots of pretty decorations this year!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. You are one decorated lady!! You deserve them all.

    My fav- PCB medal, of course (attached to those memories.)

  3. This is GREAT!!!

    Look at those beautiful decorations!!

    Body markings...totally bad ass!!! LOL!!

  4. I love your decorations! And you look pretty tough with those body tattoos...maybe you need a HoLottaFun tattoo? Just sayin....

  5. These are so sweet!! I'm not in the loop on the Wednesday blogging this week (I'm holiday-ing instead), but I have a year-end post in the works (with lots of decs). Great job on all of your races!!

  6. You did earn a lot of awesome decorations this year! I'm with ya. I've seen lots of my marathon maniac friends to the medal tree but then there would be the task of putting them all back up the way I have them.
    Only earned one decoration this year but it was a short race so it didn't make the display just the under bed box lol lol

  7. Love the dog tags medal!

    I agree, I'm not about the bling, but good bling never hurts. I think my favorite is almost always the last one . . . as I daydream about the next one!

    You had a pretty awesome year, Holly -- I know the marathons didn't meet your expectations . . . yet. Year's not over. :)

  8. I love this take on decorations! I'm impressed you have your medals all hanging in order :) I still have several I haven't even put up yet.

  9. Love it!!!
    It's amazing what each and every decoration we recieve from races holds a special memory- be it a PR, a grueling struggle to the finish, the time of your life with friends, or even courage...
    Courage to pin a bib on and tie the line!
    Thank you for sharing your medals/decorations with us!

  10. They all hold very special memories. I could never give my medals away like some people do, to charities and all. It is a great thing I just don't think I could do it, not yet anyway.
    We've both had an amazing year and I feel like 2017 is going to be just as amazing!

  11. Love this! I need to look over mine this year- amazing year for you! and yes, you are a bad ass! I love how each medal holds a memory and the biggest one may not be the favorite :)

  12. Very very nice ! I love the decorations I received this year and I couldn't pick just one.

  13. I love the decorations, too! They remind me of the efforts made during races and the good times had. I can't choose between my two marathon medals I got with my dad - London and New York. Are either the biggest or splarkliest (yes, I made that word up)? No. But they are priceless to me for their sentimental value.


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