Anyway, after realizing I can't wear the medal all the time, I wanted something I could keep with me all the time. Something I could look at and remember all the hard work I put in for this little dream of mine. A wish come true. And when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true. So I found this only fitting...
Now I won't be the type that I have seen that needs something like this for every single accomplishment I make in my life. But this race is a huge deal to me. If I ever decide to do a full marathon (a lofty achievement that I have no aspirations towards for the time being), I could see maybe getting something to recognize that. But this is my very first real race. Yes, the 5K was a real race. I don't know...I feel like this one is just different. And it should be recognized somehow. I am sure there will be awesome little trinkets at the expo for the race. Actually I know there will be. But this piece...I don't know...it just suits me and the situation. And it gives me something to blog about.
And I would also like to take a moment to recommend an excellent service if you have a runner staying on Disney property and you want to gift them something, but just don't know what to give. Disney Floral & Gifts offers a variety of gifts ranging from bouquets, to baskets of snacks, and more. They have an entire section of recommended products for marathon runners (or half marathon runners). If you are unsure of what package to get your runner, I personally recommend the "You Can Do It!" package. It comes with an insulated bag, reusable water bottle, and is filled with sustenance such as snacks, energy bars, fruit chews (excellent blood sugar boosters during a run), water, and Powerade. The best part of this service is that they will deliver to the runner's room!
The idea of a gift to commemorate an achievement is in no way exclusive to running. Take pride in the dreams you accomplish!
*Disclaimer - I am in no way compensated for recommending Disney Floral & Gifts. I am simply recommending a service that has received wonderful reviews, and includes some of the most creative gift packages I have seen.