Medal Lovin’: Half Marathon Medal Review Part 2

Half Marathon Medal

This is my second of MANY post on race medals. My first “Medal Lovin'” post highlighted my first, my favorite and my most unique. Todays post will cover my most hard fought for medals.

I know medals are not the only season to do a race… but it is a pretty important of chosing to do one for me. As you might know I’m running a half in all 50 states so I’m trying to get a nice collection of neat medals. One day I will have an awesome display :)

My hardest fought for medals:

Rock n Roll Las Vegas December 4, 2011

My current half marathon PR of 1:52:23 came from this race. Man it was tough. I was in great shape and had really trained to kill it and kill it I did for the first 8.5 miles. The course runs the Las Vegas strip at night. Its nice and flat… a great course to set a PR. Not sure if it was the time of day, since I’m not use to racing at 6PM but I just couldn’t ever catch my breath. Perhaps it was cause I had an average pace of 8:10 by mile 8. Yea I was running fast. It was also the closest I’ve ever gotten to throwing up during a race. Needless to say I ended up having to pull back. Still setting a PR but a painful one. There was no cruising to glory! One day I hope to stomp all over this PR until then it was a hard fought for medal!

Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Medal-


ING Georgia Half Marathon March 21, 2010

This race wins the award for the wettest and hilliest run. I was also very out of shape, VERY. I was dying and soaking wet. I had not spent as much time training on the hills as I should have so that was my fault. I think on a clear day it would have been a really nice course through the beautiful parts of Atlanta. Unfortunately all I remember were the hills!

ING Georgia Half Marathon Medal-

ING Georgia Half Marathon Medal-

Disney World Coast to Coast Challenge January 10, 2010 and September 5, 2010

The Disney Coast to Coast medal is awarded to those to run at least a half marathon at both Disney World and Disneyland in the same calendar year. This challenge started out at the WDW Marathon, also my first ever marathon, and it was 22 degrees! We were definitely not dressed to run in that kind of weather. Snow and freezing temperatures? It’s Florida. In any event besides the cooler than normal temperatures we finished the race. I had the best time.. but it was tough for sure. After we finished the race my friend Amanda and I were hooked on Disney races so of course we signed up to fly out to California to run the Disneyland Half. Out in Cali, I set a PR that stood for over a year. I was flying throughout the run… and it felt good. It is such an awesome feeling to have had a great race AND set a new PR. So not only did I have to run 39.3 miles for this medal I ran in freezing cold temperatures and I set a PR.

Disney Coast to Coast Medal-

Disney Coast to Coast Medal

I love my medals! What is your favorite medal?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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15 Responses to Medal Lovin’: Half Marathon Medal Review Part 2

  1. This was such a cool post to read! I’ve never ran any sort of race, so I just kind of assumed you got a bland medal like they’d give you at field day in middle school 😉 This way is so much fun and I love that you get a special medal for running in both Disney marathons!
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  2. Girlfriend – are ALL of those medals yours? That’s AMAZING! I also ran the ING Atlanta Half in 2010 (my first half!) and hilly it was. I remember someone cheering runners on around mile 10 said “It’s all downhill from here” and I was so relieved. Until I was staring another mountain in the face. LIAR…I cursed that woman until the finish. I think she meant once you got to 10 miles you could definitely finish no problem. Apparently she hadn’t seen the rest of the course.

    Hope to one day have as many medals as you!
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    • rebacox says:

      Yes they are all mine. Sadly I’ve never found a great way to display them in my apartment. So you did the ING Georgia too! I would love to re-run it on a nice sunny day :)

  3. Look at all those medals!! Not going to lie..if the race has a super cool medal it’s EXTRA motivation to run a good race! It’s just a proud feeling to say you EARNED that awesome accessory! That’s so cool that you’re running one in every state, I wish I had time to travel that much! You need to do the Little Rock Half Marathon in March sometime :) It’s a good one, and LR is known for extra big medals 😉
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    • rebacox says:

      The Little Rock race is definitely on my calendar! My friends did it this year. It will probably be 2015 before I can make it out there though

  4. Emily says:

    I LOVE medals. Just like bibs each one has their own story. You’ve got some serious swag though

  5. Natalie says:

    Amazing work! Those are some pretty sweet medals.
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  6. Your blings are awesome! :) I’m jealous! I just started running last year! Hope I can collect a lot too like yours! :)
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  7. Hyedi says:

    I love my Ragnar bottle opener medal!

    Great post :)
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  8. I love all these medals! It’s my goal to be able to run a 1/2 marathon and it’s really encouraging seeing all of your medals!
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  9. how fun to see your medals…I have to admit I don’t even know where mine are after my boys got a hold of them and they loved hearing the clinking sound!
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  10. Hotly Spiced says:

    Congratulations on all your medals. I’m super-impressed. I would love to get to your level of fitness, endurance and jogging ability – I just have a very long way to go and I need to get over this stress fracture first – another hurdle! xx
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