A Gift Worth Giving

Usually I don’t know who my blog followers are. Where they live, how the found me, if they enjoy following, if there are things they’d like more or less of, where they live, etc… Naturally, I can assume all my blog followers are witty, well spoken, well read and belong to Mensa….

I was absolutely thrilled to have a blog follower contact me a week or so ago.  Melianna and her husband Alex live in Sedona, AZ where, many years ago, I also lived.  I visit there occassionally because my sister lives near Sedona.  Melianna told me she has followed my blog and wanted to introduce me to the company she and her husband own.  Running On The Wall is a fantastic company for runners – like me!!  Find them on Facebook as well as their website.

Over the years I have collected many running medals.  In the beginning I had no idea what to do with them so some got shoved in a drawer, others in a backpack with extra running stuff (translation:  crap I don’t want to get rid of but didn’t want to toss) while others ended up getting donated or thrown away.  With my kids medals, we decided to turn them into Christmas ornaments so that they can keep the memories of growing up doing races with them and revisit those memories when they decorate their own tree as an adult.  But mine just got squished.  A few months ago I dug out as many as I could find and hung them on my dresser.  I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and I want to remember where I’ve been especially since I’ve been able to track my improvements.  So they hung in a lump.

When I saw Running On The Wall’s website I was ecstatic!!!  Melianna and I emailed back and forth and not only did I get to know her a little, I fell in love with her businesses products.  I ordered the double hook wooden running medals display but wanted to customize my saying.  Previously they hadn’t offer customized sayings, so I chose my favorite on the site, however Melianna and Alex pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat and not only were able to customize my plaque with my FAVORITE saying, I believe they’ll be able to continue customizing for other people.  Their prices are fantastic and the product is amazing.  I was so excited to get a package in my mailbox!!!

I can’t tell you how disappointed I am to be missing some of my medals.  A few of my races didn’t give them out, but there are at least half a dozen I somehow got rid of or misplaced.  I didn’t realize how sad I was until I had a place to hang them.  Sigh….  I’ll just have to go run more events……

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