As runners who run races, we all have them … You may be organized and have them hanging up nicely, or if you’re like me, they’re all over the place. I’m dead serious … ALL. OVER. THE. PLACE! What am I talking about? I’m talking about race bling, a.k.a. finisher medals.
I know. I haven’t been the best at keeping organized, although I have tried. I will be the first to admit that I am NOT the best housekeeper. I have asked over and over for a housekeeper from my husband, but his reply is always, “We have FOUR kids, they should help us.” Well, they don’t help – they’re just as busy as we are, and just as lazy. Oh well. That’s another story for another day, and another blog post.
Where was I … Oh … My race bling. Seriously, it’s all over the place. At first, they hung on my bathroom mirror … But I’ve accumulated soooooo many that they over took the mirror. So one day when I got frustrated, I took them all down and shoved them into a bag and put them in my closet.
Enter my friend, Madeline (@maddyhubba). I love Madeline! I met her on Twitter and have been interacting with her for about two years now. I have yet to meet her in person, but she has truly come to be a good friend to me, and we interact daily via Twitter, FB, and text. Maddy’s husband has a talent in which he makes beautiful things out of metal. He began a business in which he makes medal racks first for Maddy, then for her friends, and now for everyone … Iron Sport Works. Not just any run of the mill, boring medal rack, but beautiful, even custom made medal racks.
When Maddy suggested that I get one, I didn’t hesitate. I jumped right on that offer! I knew that I had to get my hard earned metal up for everyone to see! So together we worked on one for me, and Maddy promised that it would be AWESOME! I trusted her, and waited.
When it arrived at my doorstep, I have to be honest … I didn’t think it would be so large! Seriously … the package was HUGE, and heavy! It was like being a kid at Christmas … I already knew that I would LOVE it!
Let me tell you that’s it’s far from the standard medal holders that I have been perusing on various sites. My new medal rack, as I said, is HUGE! It’s also custom made … Maddy said that the girl on it looked like me with my flying ponytail! I love it because it’s size – it can accomodate several medals. I also love it because it’s custom – NO ONE else has one like mine! And I just love how it fits my personality – the girl who looks like me running, and my love of hearts. (Maddy didn’t know that I loved hearts!)
Iron Sport Works makes pre-made medal racks, and take special orders. You will not be disappointed with what you get. What you get will get is not just beautiful, but it’s quality. It’s fun, and customizable. I know that my medal rack was made just for me.
You won’t be sorry if you order your medal rack from Iron Sport Works. His work is amazing, and the company is run by good people!
Thanks so much, Maddy. I’ve had a lot of fun admiring and filling it up with all of my medals. I’m going to have to order another one SOON! There’s still MORE to hang!
So … What are you waiting for? Go check out Iron Sport Works. Go “Like” them on FaceBook here. Then have one made for you and get your bling on your wall!