What a weekend…. We spent the last 6 days to and from New Orleans to run the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, but this is not the race recap. This is about a special gift I got from our friends Matthew & Kira. When we arrived in New Orleans and met up with them at the hotel, they had a box. I thought, strange way to pack their running gear for travel, but who am I to judge.
To my surprise, it was a gift for me. So I opened it up and saw 10-15 strands of Mardi Gras beads, to which I got excited and thought it was neat. I quickly pulled them all out and put them on like a Mr. T starter kit. After a few minutes of playing with the beads, they said, glad you like them, but that wasn’t the real present. They told me to go back to the box…..
I went back to the box, and was speechless, and if you know me, that isn’t easy. All I could say was wow. They bought me a special medals rack for my 50 state half marathons.
Even though it was a great weekend, I could not wait to get home, get it colored, and the 13 medals for the 13 completed states hung. It turned out so good.
Thanks to my friends Matthew & Kira for this awesome gift. Thanks for thinking of me and my goal. I will always remember you each time I hang a new state medal! Hopefully they will join me for a few of the state races in the future.