It’s the last Friday of summer. Instead of being depressed about this, I am going to wear as much white as possible this weekend (which may prove interesting as I am going to go trail running with Running Free Orangeville to test out the Chase the Coyote race course this weekend..) Take that, Labour Day!
So, my social media machine has been abuzz with marathon chatter and it’s something that is clearly on my mind as well. There is something really special about the marathon distance, from its unusual beginning to the amount of time it takes to do it well.
I am not a sentimental person. At all. I don’t have shoe boxes full of old letters or cards because I recycle them along with my race bibs. I don’t even have an external hard drive because there apparently is something exciting about playing Russian roulette with all of your greatest photo memories.
But recently I received a ring and it actually means something to me. I’m a fan of simple, understated jewelery that I can wear when I am racing through the wilderness. If it is delicate, or cheap or too expensive, it does not belong on my body.
Basically, it’s a simple sterling silver band with the marathon distance written in bold Roman numerals with a diamond as the point mark. Super simple, super awesome, super me.
I knew I wanted this ring the second that I saw it online at Endure Jewelry. I chose not to get it personalized, but that was an option. I ordered it in a size up because they don’t carry half sizes and I ended up getting it resized and it now fits perfectly.
I am not a sentimental person, but this is not coming off my finger because when I am doing a particularly difficult workout or am struggling in a long run, I love having a tangible reminder of WHY I am doing what I’m doing.
If you want to join the ranks of crazy, marathon lady with me, check out their website. The ring retails for $112.00 but if that isn’t your style, they have jewelry and clothing lines for every distance and even have a Boston line. Whether you are an avid marathoner or are celebrating the completion of your first, it is always amazing to have a token of what you do and why you do it.
Are you a sentimental person?
What is the most meaningful thing you own?