I love getting medals. (Call me shallow or childish, I don't care). They are motivating to me. Maybe I finish at the back of the pack, but I still do the same course and get the same medal that the fourth place finisher gets! I write my race time on the ribbon and hang them up on the tie rack in the upstairs hallway. Most of these are for half marathons, starting in 2000, but there are eight marathons and a few triathlons in there, too, and my three President's Fitness Challenge medals. Every one reminds me of a demanding day - some of them fun, some of them not so fun, but every one where I pushed myself.
But I think it's time to find a slightly less cluttered method of displaying them, but that doesn't take too much time and effort. Ideas? If you've accumulated a bunch of medals, what do you do with them? (Don't tell me you throw them out, that horrifies me. Or worse, that you sell them on eBay). Should I sort them out by distance/type?