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What To Do With Your Old Race Bibs

Hello!

Thank you for all of the sweet words and well wishes on my last post about the tornado on Sunday. It was definitely scary, but we are so thankful that it hit a little further north. And really, that’s a hard statement to make when so many people just a few miles from us are suffering unbelievable loss and grief, and I hate to think that for some reason God chose to change their lives instead of ours. It’s heartbreaking to read the stories of the lives that were lost, and we’re all praying for peace and comfort for their families that did survive. Arkansas is pulling together though, and it’s been amazing to see how fast all of the support started to roll in! And even though AR was hit pretty hard, don’t forget about our neighbors in MS, AL, and TN that were also hit. They need just as many, if not more, prayers at this time as well!!

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Ok, let’s think happy thoughts now!

I went to the lake tonight and enjoyed a quick 5k, even though it was still ridiculously windy. My 10k is this Saturday, so it’s crunch time! Anyone else doing the Toad Suck Run?! I’m probably not as trained for this as I’d like to be, but I’m thinking that since the weather is going to be nice, I will be okay!

Here were my splits…I turned it more into a speed work session, since I clearly won’t be running these splits on Saturday!

8:29, 8:02, 8:13, :51

Or maybe, but I doubt it! I stopped and grabbed some water between miles 2 and 3, and actually I am still enjoying my samples of Ignite Naturals Electrolytes! LOVING the dragon fruit mix!

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Even though it was extra windy, I was able to get some sun on those pale legs of mine. The summer runner tan has begun! I also wore a super cute non-slip headband from MaxFlow Sports. How cute is the houndstooth pattern?? Be sure and check out their site, they’re pretty affordable, and are one of my go-to headbands! Do they really stay on? Yes! At least on my head they do!

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What do you do with your old race bibs and medals?

Earlier today I started thinking that I needed to do something with all of my old race bibs and medals. And then I saw that my friend made a super cute homemade display for her’s, and now I’m even more motivated to do something myself! I’d say it’s about time..my bibs have been stashed away in a plastic box ever since my first half in 2010, and for all I know they’re collecting dust on top of that! My medals are currently hanging from our coat rack in our entryway, and that needs to change because every time I hang up something they cling and clang against each other.

I hopped on Pinterest and pinned a few ideas for inspiration. I’ll let you know what I decide on! Maybe I’ll make this my little weekend project.

Here is my friend’s display. Love what she painted, and I think it’s going to look so cute in her house! And those knobs are so fun, I might have to hit up Hobby Lobby soon!

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I liked this one for the fun colors and the fun knobs as well. And the clips seem pretty easy to use.

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This one is just using a piece of wire to string the bibs on. Seems fairly easy, and you could quickly flip through them all!

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Love that this one is on a chalkboard, and you can write goals and inspiration on top!

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I would probably never do something like this wall display, but I love the quote, and thought it was fun! I think if I lived alone, a shrine to my running accomplishments would be more appropriate.

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Using a curtain rod to frame out the display seems genius. What an easy way to hang medals around another collage!

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This one might be my favorite. I think an old piece of wood, or a piece from a pallet, with either some letters glued on or something painted, would be so unique and rustic!

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And of course, the basic shadowbox. Always a good choice!

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I’ve got lots of great ideas, and now I just need to brainstorm which method will work best! I’ve seen bibs with a hole punched in them and then strung onto a binder ring also, and that seems like a quick fix. I’m also kind of thinking about laminating my bibs?? Is that weird? I don’t want them to fall apart over time, especially the most important ones!

Thoughts? What have you done with your old bibs? Are they on some type of display or hook, or are they taped or glued to the back of a door or wall? I’d love to hear your ideas! Leave me a good idea and I’ll share it everyone later on!ย 

**All of these images were found on Pinterest…I do not have the exact source of each, but if you search “running bib ideas” or something similar on Pinterest, these will all come up!**

And in case you’re interested, I wrote a quick blog post for my day job’s agency blog that you might enjoy…“SEO: A Marathon, Not a Sprint”

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30 Comments

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    Katie
    April 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I have a metal medal holder that I’ve posted on instagram a few times @katie_lf and I love it because it is “sophisticated” enough to be able to grow up with me. I currently have a scrapbook for my race bibs, but I’m going to start doing digital books as Meals and Miles has blogged about in the past.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Oh I’m excited to check it out!! Yea, I’m with you, having a “mature” display is a great idea!! And making a digital book is a good idea too!

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    Beth @ The Small Victories
    April 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Considering I only own two bibs and three medals (one was for running for charity in one of the races–hence, 3), I only have an itty bitty little collage right now. I do make a point to write my time and the date (if the date’s not already there) on my bibs. Once the collection expands a little more, I might have to get a spiffy holder (or attempt to make one, but I’m afraid that’s going to end up in me breaking my elbow or something). I really like the Cinderella one–I like being able to see everything!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Haha you should start now though while your collection is manageable! I like that one too, so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Becky@TheSavedRunner
    April 30, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I want to do something with all of my race bibs too, but I’m not sure what I want to do or where I will want to put whatever I do. These pictures just gave me a bunch of good ideas though. I need to do some pinterest searching like you did! ๐Ÿ™‚
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Glad they gave you some ideas!! I’m itching to get started on some crafting!

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    Carson
    April 30, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I especially love the old wood display that says “run.” I never save my bibs… they always end up in the trash. I do save all of my medals and have them hanging in my closet. But I would like a more substantial something to hang them on.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      I like the wood one too! I think it’s so fun, and so different!

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    April 30, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I never thought about doing anything special with my old race bibs and now I’m regretting it! These are really great ideas! I especially like the curtain rod with the collage!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Do you still have all of your bibs?! Never too late!

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    Ganeeban
    April 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Those are all super cute ideas from Pinterest. I was lucky enough to receive a homemade version of these from one of my best friends for Christmas last year. It has one of my favorite running quotes on it and cute knobs to hang the medals. As for my bibs, they go in a box that is hidden in the closet. But I did enjoy some of the ideas you posted, so thanks!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      What a sweet friend that was to make you that!! If someone could just make something awesome for me…that would solve my problem!

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    Bree
    April 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Wow, Toad Suck really snuck up this year…it sure is tempting but I’m moving out of my apartment that day and my roomie is graduating! Exciting stuff, but nice to know you’ll be chillin’ out in Conway!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Aw I wish you were there! You would have loved it!

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    Lisa @ running out of wine
    April 30, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I have a display for my medals, and I started putting together a race album a few years ago. I try to save bibs from races and pictures of me and my husband from the race. I love some of these ideas, but I would want something that I could keep adding to. One of these days I will get creative and make something to display my bibs with my medals!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      I think a scrapbook/album is a great idea. I REALLY need to take more pictures at races, or at least keep track of them and print them off to keep with my bibs! Great idea!!

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    Mom
    April 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I think I could be talked into having your Walt Disney World Marathon one framed for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      I think that will have to happen ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jenn
    April 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I’m glad you are safe.

    I have the materials to make my own medal holders, which would have room to clip up the bibs, but for right now they are all stacked in my coat closet. Great place for them, eh? My brother-in-law has several huge shadow boxes in his office for all his bibs, which is really neat, too.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks! We are too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha well at least you have the materials!!

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    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness
    April 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    What a fun way to display your race bibs. I put mine in a bibfolio. I can’t believe some people don’t save them. I saw one person take theirs off right after crossing the finish line and throw it in the trash. I asked a friend recently why he doesn’t save his and he said that he has ran so many that he only saves the important ones that are special to him. (Boston and the marathon he BQ for are some of the ones he saved).
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      I couldn’t imagine not saving my bibs either!! It almost makes me nervous when I think I’ve lost one!! Haha!

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    Meranda@fairytalesandfitness
    April 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    These are all great ideas. My medals are all displayed but my race bibs are just in a scrapbook. They are not layed out on a page or anything, they are literally just inside the book! I made my sister a medal display out of a picture frame that held 12 pics ( one for each race pic at the time) then I screwed hooks underneath so she could hang her medals.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Hahaha, that’s a start!! The display you made for your sister sounds so cute!! Have you ever posted a pic of it?

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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    April 30, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Right now, my bibs are stuck in a rubbermaid drawer thing in the closet under our stairs (that’s where I keep my garmin, ear buds, running sunglasses, etc) and my medals are hanging off of a pie plate holder in the kitchen. I need to figure out what to do with them!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Haha nice! It’s really not at the top of my priorities, but I feel like having them all in a special place is deserving!

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    Kels @ Blonder Side of LIfe
    May 1, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Ooo I love all of these. As of right now my medals are all displyed on my wall but my bibs are in a flipbook.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      A flipbook is a good idea!

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    Lisa
    August 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I converted all of my bibs to bags through the website http://www.bibs2bags.com. My bags are amazing!!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      I’ve never heard of that before!

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