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?
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Oh my gosh, I LOVE this! I am totally going to check to see if they make a 13.1 version. I’m not really a sentimental person in that I’ve moved several times and in the process have managed to get rid of lots of stuff that I don’t really need, but there are a few things that i’ll never get rid of like jewelry I was given from family members, old stuff from my childhood, etc. I have a box of it stored at my mum’s house but it’s just 1 box – I know some people have tons because they keep everything!
They totally have a 13.1 version. In retrospect, it is TOTALLY what you get that runner who has everything. 😉
Oh wow, I LOVE this! I want one. Definitely want. Going to order one for post STWM (I figure if I survive it twice, I can get some bling lol). I noticed this on your hand while we were out, I should have commented! It’s so pretty 🙂 thanks for the post/info!
I always read your posts, but it’s hard to find time to sit and reply! This one I wanted to reply to, though. But I remembered your post today, as I did my longest trail run ever (over 2 hours) in today’s ridiculous downpour, wearing my fabulous ruby earrings. I’m not all that sentimental either, but after Owen (my oldest) was born, I bought them for myself as a reminder of how strong I could be. I had both my boys naturally (more out of a fear of giant needles in my spine than anything else, lol!) and I was very proud of the fact that I was able to do it, to get through the pain and focus on the amazing thing my body was doing. Ruby is Owen’s birthstone (I guess technically I should get a pair of pearl ones for Jake and alternate…) They are tiny studs, but real rubies, and they remind me of the incredible feats my body has been, and is, capable of. 🙂
I love it, Cari! I never knew that about your earrings and you just became even more badass in my mind.
Congratulations on a 2 hour trail run – what an accomplishment!