Help Me Decorate (AKA where should I hang our race medals?)

Hi Friends 🙂

Happy Humpday!

Over a week ago, Jason brought me these love tulips:

And now they look like this:

They look super fragile, but they are still super strong! (and even in a super tall vase they fall over like that) I changed the water and trimmed the ends this afternoon and not one petal fell off – I hope they hold on tight because they are one of the nice reminders that Spring will be here soon. Here is my reality:

(Yes they have plowed since this picture was taken, but it gets my point across!)

I tried to keep dinner light, fresh and somewhat Spring-y:

A TJ’s chicken burger with grilled pineapple, romaine and avocado.

After dinner and hitting the gym to run 3 miles (I love the short midweek runs in Hal’s plan) – I came home and saw this staring me in the face:

This is a race medal holder that I ordered from Allied Steel (and I first read about these on Healthy Tipping Point) – for part of Jason’s birthday gift. His birthday is in March, so yes I gave him this gift early – because I want to hang it up! Right now it just sits on the kitchen table. Here are a few ideas of where I’d like to possibly hang it.

Option #1 is next to our front door:

I want to hang the medals in a place where people will actually see them! I am proud of them and so is Jason – so why not, right? We can definitely take down the picture to the right of the door and hang it there. But then it will technically hang in the dining room, which I don’t like the thought of.

Option #2 is at the top of the stairs:

We could easily move that painting of the Colisseum (that Jason bought in Italy) to a different room. Then, when people come in, it is one of the first things they see. However, I wonder if walking up/down the stairs or vacuuming the stairs would disturb it/make it scratch the wall/knock it down? although I have never knocked down that picture so I’m not sure why I’m concerned…

Option #3 is in the living room: 

I *love* my crocodile and hippo pictures (no I’m not kidding so don’t make fun, thanks!) – but these could get moved. Here the medals wouldn’t be disturbed – but they wouldn’t be seen much (by guests or by us!)

Any input?

If you see Spring will you please tell her to come to MN?

26 Responses to “Help Me Decorate (AKA where should I hang our race medals?)”

  1. muddy Says:

    ooooh…i get to be first again! i vote for the top of the stairs. focal point and all that. okay. now that i’ve been first, off i go! love you! muddy

  2. Sharon Says:

    I would love to share some spring with you! I love warm(er) weather but over 80 degrees this time of year is just too much! Especially when it’s still over 100 degrees in September. I’m preparing myself for eternal summer but would really like for it to hold off a little bit longer.

  3. Michelle @ Chasing Ambulances Says:

    I love those race medal holders – I really need one because mine are tacked up above my desk in my office (no one ever sees them but me – but I guess that’s ok!). I like the stairs option the best.

  4. Mellissa Says:

    I think at the top of the stairs, they would be very noticeable there.

  5. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate Says:

    That dinner brings me back to Hawaii 😉

  6. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle Says:

    I say top of the stairs, it’s a highly visible area 🙂

  7. Beth Says:

    I think the top of the stairs is a good choice! I love the idea of pineapple on a sandwich.. that looks delicious!

  8. Katie Says:

    That medal holder is awesome! I think you should put it at the top of the stairs. You’ll see it every time you walk up there and remember the races you did.

    i like the hippo and croc pictures too.

  9. Fit Chick Britt Says:

    My V-day flowers look like that too 😦

    I was literally JUST thinking I needed a race medal holder. That one is cute!

  10. 1970kikiproject Says:

    another vote for option #2, top of the stairs. esp since you’ve never knocked into the picture that is currently there. i like that spot because it’s visible, guests will see it but it won’t smack them in the face when they walk in the door.
    beautiful tulips!!! that is so sweet that jason brought home flowers…what a way to brighten any day!

  11. Alaina Says:

    Show ’em off! Top of the stairs!

    After spring comes to MN, please send her to MA. 🙂

  12. Lisa Says:

    I think the tulips are pretty even when they’re wilted!

    Definitely hang the Medals in a place where it will be visible! The top of the stairs might be my choice on that one.

  13. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) Says:

    I think the top of the stairs is perfect. Somewhere where it is visible to guests and also to you. I think medals serve as an awesome motivator.

  14. Beth Says:

    Hello! I just found you from ‘The Great Fitness Experiment’ – I live in MN too, am a (semi) runner and love fitness blogs so welcome to my ‘blogs to read’ bar!
    It sounds as if people who know your home vote for top of the stairs. I don’t know your home and would vote by the front door. I don’t have any medals because the most I’ve run is a 1/2 marathon and I keep all my race tags hanging right by the garage door where I can see them every day and remind myself I love to run (not!) and I love to have goals and meet them (true). I also note the weather, my time and how I felt on the back of the slips – this is nice to have because when I run the same race twice I can refresh myself on how I did and felt about that particular race.
    Good luck wherever you hang your medals, an nice to meet you! 🙂

  15. Laury @thefitnessdish Says:

    That avocado and pineapple sandwich looks so refreshing!

    I’d go with the steps!!!

  16. Christin@purplebirdblog Says:

    I think I will also say stairs. Your hippo looks cute from this angle… I wanna see it straight on! Hippos rule 🙂

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) Says:

    put the medals where ever you really want to…and if it’s not working, try again in a week in a new spot 🙂

    grilled pineapple, romaine and avocado….that looks sooo good!

    I feel your pain w/ the winter…ugh!

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