In Which Jenn’s Race Medals Are Covered In Cat Pee

This is not the blog post I expected to write.

It seemed like it would be much more straightforward. I was going to tell you about how I used to put all my race bibs and medals on my cubicle wall. That looked like this.

Race bibs

But then we moved to Puerto Rico in 2019, and all those bibs and medals came down. They were packed away in a box and shipped to the island. With no clear display area, that box got shoved under the bed. That looked like this.

Medals in a box

Fast forward to last month, when Pat gave me a medal display rack for Christmas. Hooray! I had always wanted one of those! We set it up last weekend, and I pulled out my box of medals for display. Only as I started to unpack them, something seemed… off.

Some of the medals were discolored, somehow? The metal had corroded. But the box had been closed the whole time! Sure, Puerto Rico is humid, but not that humid, and anyway it was only about a quarter of them, not all. What the heck happened?

I had almost finished putting all the medals on the hooks when I got a whiff. A very distinctive whiff. If you have a cat, you know the whiff I mean. To me, it smells almost like something burning. Ammonia.


My stupid cat climbed under the bed and PEED ON MY MEDAL BOX.

In the immortal words of Charlie Brown: AUUUUUGH!!!!!

Cat pee medals

So. Cool. Cool cool cool cool cool. Cool! 

I mean, it’s okay. It’s just medals. Only a handful of them, even. And I think I can clean ’em up. I’m going to start by simply soaking them in water and then go from there. The ribbons on most can be readily removed and soaked as well. It’s gonna be okay.

But not exactly how I envisioned the triumphant return of my medal display, y’know?

Nevertheless, it’s the display I have. It looks like this.

Medal display

It might be a little overloaded. I should probably get another one. Two or three. Several.

I’ll tell you what I should not do, though. I should not store any more medals under the bed!

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Merry Christmas Eve! Win Yourself A Present!

Hello and welcome to this very special Christmas Eve episode of The Fairest Run Of All! I am here today to tell you about a super sweet giveaway I’m co-hosting with Disney In Your Day. Well, I say co-hosting; Becky did most of the work. I’m just here to tell you to GO ENTER THIS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY BECAUSE THE PRIZE IS SO GOOD. Observe:

Win it here

It’s a race bib display holder! I know! Synergy!

I never should have agreed to host this giveaway because now I can’t enter. But YOU can. Do it here. Do it now!

And with that, I bid you adieu for 2018. Christmas is tomorrow, and then my birthday, and then I’m just gonna chill until the new year hits me right in the face. I shall see you all in January for the WDW Marathon.

And so I exclaim, e’er I run out of sight, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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