For anyone out there who is a runner you know that with completing races comes finisher medals. I have yet to run a race where I didn't get a medal at the end. I mean I enjoy them and all but honestly what is the point of them? For someone who runs a few races a year for say twenty or thirty years that would be sixty or more medals. What on earth are you supposed to do with all these things??? Well I have one answer and the idea comes from my friend Cecilia, but the successful completion comes from me!
The magnets we used came from a local place that sells strong magnets. I picked them up from them and they are a good price for how powerful they are. The place is called Indigo Instruments and if you're curious the magnet I used is the 50mm x 5mm x 2.5mm, but I think I'll use two smaller ones in the future on such large medals. Maybe two of the 25mm x 10mm x 2.5mm would work. Thanks to the super strength of the magnets they can hold a lot of stuff up. I had $200 in twenties on my fridge to deposit in the bank, and these babies could hold all of it up including the random papers below it. The magnet I used cost about $2.50 plus tax (no delivery fee since we are in the same town) which is cheap for making a medal into a magnet you can keep forever.
So while I still have no idea what I'll be using every medal I ever get for, unless Lillian wants them all for her dress up box, I can at least say I know what I'm doing with the first medal I get from any race I run. I figure one of each race is enough and lucky for us, we have a full fridge and stand up freezer, so we have lots of room to put them all on.