One of My Favorite Things

I wanted to share one of my favorite things. This is my Marathon Charm Bracelet. It has a charm to represent every marathon I have completed. Yes-there are 11 charms...I am missing two and have one charm for my HIM. I don't have a charm yet for the Olathe Marathon or Ft. Collins. I'm falling behind! I plan on getting them this weekend at the expo. I think for Olathe I'll get a sunflower or stage coach and for Ft. Collins I think I'll get a beer mug (for the micro-breweries).

They are not in any particular order but I'll share with you what they are:
The cactus is for RNR Arizona.
The cow is representing Mrs. O'Leary's cow that started the Chicago fire of 1871-hence the Chicago Marathon.
The bridge is for the Golden Gate Bridge for the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco.
The moose is for Anchorage.
The guitar is for RNR San Diego.
The rose is for Portland-the city of roses.
The banjo is for Nashville (part of the RNR series).
The race horse is for the Kentucky Derby Marathon.
Mickey Mouse is for the Disney Marathon.
The biker girl is for my Half Ironman in Iowa. This is the only charm that does not represent a marathon-but I believe it was a big enough event to be on my charm bracelet.
The peach-yes-it's a peach-not a butt, contrary to what Doug thinks-is for the Georgia Marathon.

Now...this weekend will be my first repeat marathon (as well as my first repeat state). I think I'm going to continue to get a charm for each marathon-regardless if it's a repeat. I think it's such a fun way to keep track of the marathons I have completed. I just may find a new charm instead of getting the same guitar as I purchased before. I think I going to buy another bracelet to get a second one started-this one will be pretty full once I get the charms on there that I need to get on there!


  1. I love the idea of charm bracelet with a big ol butt charm dangling from it.
    If I had a charm bracelet, it would have a butt, definitely a chainsaw, a catfish, a motorcycle, maybe a crawdad or two....

  2. I love this!! Do you buy the charm at race expos or after the fact. What a great idea!

  3. What a WONDERFUL idea Kim, may I steal your idea??? That is just awesome!

    I may (havent' committed yet, to a tattoo....), but the Charm Bracelet...I'm totally with you on that!

    Thanks girlfriend!

  4. Marci-The lady that sells them is at marathoncharms.com. She also goes to a lot of the big expos. Check her out!

    I've gotten most of my charms from her.

  5. Laurel-I know-it's fun huh? You can steal my idea-of course!

    We had two girls this weekend go out the night they finished the marathon and get 26.2 tattoos.