My Marine Corps Medal came! I was happy to get it so quickly. The fact that I got it so quickly leaves me to believe that a box might have been left in someone's office..Oh well it made me happy.
I did wear it to school on Friday. The kids loved it. One teacher yelled at me for distracting his kids as they were walking down the hall. Its not my fault that the medal is so shiny and it spins! You have to touch it! Some kids were very impressed that I must have won first place..umm yeah we all feel like first place winners when we finish! Who knows maybe I have inspired some student to start running. I also had a few students who were stalking me as I ran. Funny I didn't tell them how to stalk a runner, but some figured it out. Some might be a bit weird-ed out by that, but I thought that was so nice. Especially since I questioned if they were listening as I was telling them about my first full marathon and how I hope I finished. I guess some of them listened. I also had a bunch ask me if that was the medal from my full marathon around my neck. So I guess more listened to me than I thought. I also had the few that asked me what I did for the medal? Umm we talked about it last week. Yep that kid wasn't listening and could care less about my running stories. lol
I will say that I have some very nice friends. Megan offered to let me wear her medal on Monday since I was so bummed that I couldn't wear it to school to show off to the kids. My friend Keith, who I joined his fundraising team for Fisher House, offered to give me his medal since he felt so bad that I didn't get one. Keith must not enjoy bling because honestly I don't think I would give that medal away! And my friend Juli at school, her husband ran it and was really appalled that I didn't get a medal. He came in on Friday with his medal and was going to give me his medal. How nice. But no need I now have my own. And really people you earned your medal as much as I did! I tell you what, runners are great people!
I took this week off from doing pretty much anything. It has been pretty nice not having to worry about running X amount of miles. No stress. Today I think I will head to the gym and do the stuff around my house that has been pushed to the side since marathon training.
Enjoy your weekend!