So some people may think this is very self indulgent of me to display my medals like this in my front room. I am very
Proud of my life achievements and whilst all my old kick boxing trophies and academic awards are in my office out of sight of visitors, I want my more recent achievements to be displayed where I have a constant reminder of why I get up at 5am, or why I’m sweating it out on the turbo at 11pm after a 14hr work day.
One of my very closest friends bought me this medal hanger as a birthday present. It means a lot to me both because it’s displays my medals, but also, and more importantly, it’s is a reminder of the friend who was with me on day of my triathlon exploits. Lisa and I did the shock absorber ladies only triathlon as a social event rather than a race and it’s the event that got us both addicted to road cycling, opening water swimming and triathlon.
Be proud of your achievements I say, if you work hard for something why not shout about it, but also be humble and remember the people who are most important to you – I have some amazing friends and a wonderful family, and I thank you all for supporting me in my current, crazy lifestyle.