Running Jewelry: A Reward for Your Race
Everyone has seen those 13.1 and 26.2 stickers on the back of cars, showcasing the mile achievements of half marathon and marathon runners. Really, the 0.0 stickers are the funniest, but that's beside the point.
While bumper stickers may be the most visible to all us non-runners out there, they're not the only way runners mark their achievements.
Did you know running jewelry is a blossoming business? 13.1 and 26.2 aren't just for bumper stickers anymore!
Jewelry as Memorabilia
Jewelry has long served as a token to mark a special occasion. Engagement rings are the most prevalent example; we use them to mark the life-altering moment when we pledge to spend the rest of our lives with another person.
However, engagements certainly aren't the only moments worth remembering.
Celebrating Our Achievements
Often, achievements such as graduations or births also warrant a token to remember them by. There's something special about having a piece of jewelry that holds all the memories of the special day you received it, especially when that day was the culmination of a lot of hard work.
Whether you run or not, it's obvious how much dedication and commitment is required to complete a half or full marathon. Hours of training (along with plenty of blisters and lost toenails) go into such an accomplishment. That definitely calls for a celebratory piece of jewelry!
Check out these running charms and a running necklace that honor the accomplishment of completing a half or full marathon:
Do you have a piece of running jewelry that commemorates an event? Share it in the comments!