The topic of the week: this year's race medals. Yay!!!
I earned a total of 17 medals this year. The count includes the "extra" medals I got for completing a Rock N Roll Remix Challenge plus three Rock N Roll races during the calendar year. #WillRunForBling
Here are my five favorites from 2015:
#5 - Super Bears Shuffle
As you all know, I am a huge sports fan. I love the usage of the iconic Chicago Bears logo as the medal. Simplicity and pure symbolism at its finest.
#4 - Fort2Base
I appreciate anything military-themed and this design is so classic. The medal is double-sided with an image of the Fort Sheridan Army Base on one side and the Great Lakes Naval Base on the other. The ribbon includes the emblems of all five military units.
#3 - Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon
(Please disregard the asphalt photo background.) What a gorgeous depiction of the Chicago skyline with all its stunning architecture, complete with the two lakefront trail runners. The sparkly detail in the "Chicago" lettering reminds me of the marquis sign at the Chicago Theater!
#2 - Rock N Roll San Antonio Half Marathon
Such a beautiful array of colors! The San Antonio Riverwalk image is very accurate, in my opinion. I like the ombre colors on the ribbon, which blend right into the medal. There are so many intricate details, especially the two runners on either side of the bridge.
A three-dimensional medal shaped like a Mexican sombrero with a dazzling array of colors and a bottle opener on the back? Yes, please! This is the most uniquely-designed medal I've ever received. I love the creativity!
Tell me about your own favorite medals! Do you like designs that are simple, over-the-top, sparkly, nontraditional, etc., etc., etc.?