Runners Tell All Linkup: My Favorite Running Gear

3.21.2014

"Runner's Tell All" is a monthly linkup for runners of all ages, skill levels, and experience hosted by Sunshine to the Square Inch and The Lady Okie. Each month we'll have a different topic, and you can find all the topics listed here. We are accepting two sponsorship spots for each month, who will receive a sidebar ad on both blogs as well as entry links in the giveaway. 100% of your sponsorship money will go directly toward running-related giveaways. Find more information on sponsorship here.
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When it comes to running gear, I feel like I've already covered this topic in depth. Feel free to check out the following links for all of my favorite gear!


One thing I did want to show you guys that I haven't talked about yet on my blog is one of my favorite running-related things that I got for Christmas last year. My friend Justine made this medal holder for me! I love how I have a place to hang my medals and my bibs.

I guess you could consider this gear for my gear.


Pretty cool, no?
What do you do with your medals and bibs?
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Next month's topic
(Monday, April 21)
Share a Bad Race or Training Experience
and What You Learned From It
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March Giveaway

Have you heard of Lululemon?

Well, they apparently have the best workout clothes ever. I say apparently, because I don't actually own anything from there because it's dang expensive. But $30 is a good chunk of change, and one winner will get it! Gift card will be sent via email. Giveaway is open internationally. (They ship almost anywhere in the world. I checked.)



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Runners Tell All Linkup Rules
  1. You MUST leave a comment on the person’s blog who linked up directly before you. This is not a linkup for the sake of linking up. This is a linkup to build community and spread the love and encouragement to your fellow runners! Don't be lame.
  2. Only link up posts related to our running prompt. Do not share links to unrelated running posts or to your blog’s homepage, or we will have to delete your link. (I've done it before too, so I'm not joking.)
  3. Please link back to either Beka or Amanda in your post so others can come here and join in! Or grab the button below and add it to your post.
PSA: I will be in Texas this weekend hosting a bridal shower for my future sister-in-law, so I will most likely not be able to visit your blogs until next week. Don't think I've forgotten about you! I'll be sure to stop by. Thanks for linking up!
Anonymous said...

Firstly, that is an awesome pic! Check out that forearm definition!! You have an impressive collection of medals and bibs, and how lovely that the display was a home-made gift! I bet that particular bit of wall feels pretty darn smug, and what a good visual record of your achievements. :)

Amber Marie said...

I need something like that for my medals and bibs. I don't have too many but it's a growing collection! I have a few hanging on the fridge, ha ha ha, you know, like a good grade or piece of child artwork.It's awesome that your friend is that handy!

Erin LFF said...

Your friend ROCKS!! :) That is so cool, I've been looking at a few of those on Etsy, but I don't quite have a big enough collection yet to make that purchase worth it hehe!

Daleian said...

If I had more medals I would steal that holder! Be careful, in a few years I may come to your house... or not! :)

Betsy Transatlantically said...

I ordered a medal holder from a store on Etsy after my half! but then I got a new bookcase and had to take it down and I don't know where to put it up because it needs a new piece of wall and at the moment it - and my medals - are in a heap in my closet and it makes me sad. This is a good reminder to find a home for them this weekend!

Andrea H. said...

I love the medal/bib holder. I currently have mine pinned up on a board in my bedroom, but would love something a little more unique like the awesome gift you received :) Also, glad to see you also use and like Moving Comfort. I'll have to check into the ones that velcro. That is a fabulous feature. The worst part is always getting them off after the run! :)

Ashley {in MKE} said...

My metals & bibs live in a custom box my MIL gave me for christmas. I really do love the look of them hanging though. I MIGHT bring my bibs into my new classroom next year for class motivation. Hope you're having a blast in TX!

Tracy said...

I love your bib/medal holder! I keep my bibs on something I made, similar to yours but without the medal part. My pedals are hanging on a random shelf in my house. I ran out of room for both of them so I am on the hunt for a new way to display them!

Niken said...

okay. this almost - almost make me think to join a marathon race. for that holder alone, and the medals. haha

Kate said...

I need some kind of holder! I only have two medals, but so far, my medal for my half is hanging on a lamp that faces me at all ties in my room. :P

Anonymous said...

What an awesome giveaway!!

shelleystursma said...

Love the bib and medal holder. I have never thought of doing something like that!

Courtney Rose said...

I love that holder!! What a fun and cute way to display all of your accomplishments! Plus it looks so clean and organized! :)

Katie said...

i love that holder! so cool! i only have a few medals and couldn't even tell you where they are but I want to display them!!

Ali said...

I am totally in love with your medal holder. That verse is my running mantra! Now I need someone to make one for me...

Thanks again for doing this, and the giveaway!

Jenny Fish said...

I LOVE your medal & bib holder - I never know what to do with them. I think they're sitting in a box somewhere. I'll have to start collecting them and proudly displaying them!

Emily said...

I LOVE your medal and bib holder! Your friend is so sweet to have made that for you! (Also, one of my favorite verses.)

Z said...

That medal holder is awesome! My friend has a similar wall of her room to display all of her numbers.

Anonymous said...

That is such a cool idea to hang up your medals. Gotta show off all that hard work you did!

Unknown said...

I LOVE that medal holder! How on earth did she make that???

Sarah said...

Love that holder, such a great idea and centralized place for memories!

Anonymous said...

Love that bib holder! Fun fact...my marathon bib was dried vomit droplets on it....so freaking gross. I tried to wipe it all off, but you can still see where it was. NASTY! Anyways, I still kept it, and plan on displaying it. hahaha

So bummed I couldn't get my shiz together to link up! :(

amydhodge said...

This is a fun link up idea! :)
I will have to get on board with it soon when some of this snow melts here in Alaska, and I decide it's warm enough to run again!

And So I Did said...

A. I AM AWESOME B. I LOVE LULULEMON but can't afford things there either. :( Womp womp.

My favorite running accessory has to be my flip belt. I love it love it love it... and it was totally affordable. SHHH don't tell Lulu I cheated on them. :(

Kristin said...

That race medal and bib holder is awesome! I have been looking for something to hold all my race stuff {I just can't bring myself to get rid of any of it!} and something like that would be perfect! Time for me to go get crafty!

Rebecca Jo said...

Ohhhh yeah... I've already got in mind the post I'm adding for next month!!!
that race medal holder is AWESOME!!! I use those cling to the wall things & make a design on the wall & all my bibs go into a scrapbook where I can journal about the race.

Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion said...

Your medal holder is so cool! I hope someday I'll have a use for one of those. ;)

Laura said...

Okay so now I have complete envy over your medal holder. I never even think to keep my race number, but from now on I certainly will. Plus look at all those medals?! I am in total awe.
xx

Fi Evans said...

If I had more medals I'd totally get one of those medal holders, but for now I'll have to make do with my light switch. It'll hold at least another couple of medals I think!

Claire@MyDevising said...

Fun way to display bibs and medals!

Taylor said...

Enjoy your stay in the Lone Star State!!! It's a beautiful place to run. :)

Alyson said...

What a nice idea for someone to make for you! And the quote is great too. Thanks for having the link-up and giveaway! Very much appreciated:)

Cheers,
Alyson

Anonymous said...

Love the link up as always! By the way I received your package. Thank you so much! I love it!

Kayla MKOY said...

I'm obsessed with that medal holder!!! That scripture is just too perfect :)

Tiffany said...

Love your medal holder!

Robyn B said...

that is a really neat holder! what a special gift!!

Kari said...

I'm not a runner, but I definitely think the bib hanger is the cutest! I've done a 5k once...and walked it. :)

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

I love your medal holder. I haven't done a race with a medal yet but when I do… Thanks again for hosting this link up. It's been really neat to start reading some other running blogs and to see that I really am a runner.

Justine Dion said...

That medal holder is almost full; maybe I'll have to make you another one this year!

Dawn said...

Glad I found your blog and the link-up. Love the medal holder!

Curious Runner said...

I NEED that medal and bib holder... Bad! Going to get my husband to make me one I think :)

Catherine said...

CONFESSION: The only time I ever sign up for a race is if there is BLING - with the exception of this one race where you get a running jacket, but besides that, sadly, I don't run just for the pure joy of it. I NEED bling. So it's totally surprising me that I don't have a race medal holder! I knew this link up was trouble, because I'm only on my first blog (I like to go through the entire link-up list and visit and say hello) and I'm already thinking "I NEEEEEED THIS!"

I love your holder though! Is it like a chalkboard paint that you can change the message? Because I think that's all kinds of awesome and now I want to dash off to Michaels or a hardware store and make my own! Thanks for an awesome link-up!

RaeAbigael said...

very cool! :)
anyway, hope you can join my blog giveaway!
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xoxo,
rae :3

Molly McCarty said...

SO cool!! And that is a really great idea!!

TheFitFactory said...

I love that medal holder that your friend made. I want to have a friend as cool as yours make me one :)

Unknown said...

I love this link-up! It's so fun to find inspiration & community in the blog world…

Taylor said...

you are like my blogger hero. not only because this giveaway is awesome (thanks!) but I feel like all blogs that i love lead to here! :)
have a great time in texas!
ciao, taylor

bloganticipation.blogspot.com

The Lady Okie said...

So glad to hear it, Betsy!

The Lady Okie said...

That's a good question. It does look like chalk, but it's actually painted. However, you could totally make it a chalkboard! That would be so fun. My friend said she made it for less than $10! Get on it :)

The Lady Okie said...

Glad to hear it!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That is such a cool way to display your bids and medals. I have my old triathlon bids in just a regular old shoe box. I can't bear to part with them and that is a great way to display them.

17 Perth said...

I cannot believe I have never thought of this! Genius I tell you. I am always stuffing medals and bibs everywhere. Lol. Currently all in my closet...stashed away. I think I just need to copy this idea. And love the verse on it!

Unknown said...

I love the display for bibs and medals! I used to hang my riding ribbons (I rode horses when I was young) on a bit of fishing line strung up on my wall with thumb tacks. Nothing fancy, but to my 10-year old self, it was fabulous!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE that medal & bib holder!!!! I wish I would have found that one before I got my "Celebrate Every Mile" one, but maybe I will graduate to one like yours once I get more medals :)

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