Kelly the Culinarian: Win it Wednesday: $75 at Allied Medal Hangers

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Win it Wednesday: $75 at Allied Medal Hangers

My medals are sacred to me. That may sound silly - they're just cheap ribbons and chains and pieces of aluminum. They probably cost all of 90 cents to make and are valued at virtually nothing, but they mean far more to me than that. They symbolize sacrifice and discipline and pain and triumph. They are part of what makes me different and reminders of things I've seen and times in my life. I have a medal holder in my pain cave and it's a nice to look at when I'm pushing through a terrible bike interval workout at 5 a.m. in my basement doubting my life choices.

That's why I love my Allied Medal Hanger, which reads: Always Earned, Never Given. It's a powerful message about the lives we build and the choices we make. Because in the end, everything around us is the life we earned.

Allied recently redid its website and it's something to behold. In addition to an interactive design that gives you a better idea of how many medals each will hold and what it looks like, the custom design feature is awesome. You can pick your phrase and fonts, along with design elements like sport-specific logos or silhouettes, as well as how many bars to add.

Get started on your own custom hanger, or pick from the site's array of pre-made products with a $75 account credit. Enter below via RaffleCopter, and it will select a winner on Aug. 20. Good luck, athletes!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

50 comments:

9b74b6cc-1ac5-11e5-8181-0bb0763f5ad2 said...

I would have a custom display made that says "For the Love of Running"

emmers712 said...

I love the simple "Runner" medal holder design.

Heather Winchell said...

I'd probably write a motivational saying like, "Like A Boss" or "Do Big Things" and of course have a runner girl on there! Awesome giveaway :)

Amanda Kauffman said...

My medals are sacred to me as well. I made my medal hangar, but didn't have enough foresight and it's full! I'd love to win this :)

Kayley said...

I'd probably get the generic "She believed she could, so she did" or I'd customize it with my name.

Tracey said...

My boyfriend just recently started running and we've done a few races together. I would love to get a medal holder that said something cute, like "His & Hers" or "We Run This Town".

Amanda said...

I like the one displayed "Always earned never given" but it would be a hard choice!

Amy Lauren said...

I would get one that says Tiny Terror because that's my nickname.

blew415 said...

Miles of Magic!

Danielle J said...

I don't have a personal mantra when running but I do love their "Every Mile is Magic" because I wouldn't be running if I didn't agree!

Leah Jones said...

I would love a custom display that says "Though she be but little, she is fierce"

Jennifer Powell said...

There are so many that I love, but I would probably select the Half Fanatics one with the Vulture and add my HF number

Stephanie Abdon said...

I'd challenge my son to use it

Ken Christensen said...

Be Strong, Think Strong, Finish Strong

ruthchristensen2014 said...

My husband needs the Be Strong, thing Strong, Finish Strong

ruthchristensen2014 said...

My husband needs the Be Strong, thing Strong, Finish Strong

Losing Lindy said...

so cool!

Sorry I haven't been around, between vacation and my computer not working, I am super far behind.

Devouee said...

I was just thinking of getting one for my office wall. The 50 states 50 half marathons in my favorite

KookyRunner said...

I would love it to says 'always Earned, Never Given'

Unknown said...

I would choose the "cityscape" hanger -- it is so cool.

Aileen Runne said...

I love the "It's Kind of Fun to Do the Impossible!" medal hanger! Disney is one of my big motivations for running (going down for the 10K in february!) and it really helps me honor two things I love (Disney & Running!)!

FireRunner2379 said...

I'd do something the whole family would use..."WE ARE A RUNNING FAMILY". It would be nice to display everyone's accomplishments in a place we see everyday. This could also encourage us to continue efforts to better ourselves.

lifeinanortherntownwi.com said...

This would look great in my office!

Unknown said...

I love the "cityscapes" hanger!

Sara said...

I really like the "Always Earned, Never Given" one! Or the Boston cityscapes one :)

Darlene said...

All my medals.

Darlene said...

all my medals

Mike Moehlenhof said...

Run, keep on running!!!

Sherry said...

I like Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong.

Amanda Nyx said...

I love "Always Earned" or "Finish Strong"! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Amanda Nyx said...

I love "Always Earned" and "Finish Strong"! Thank you for the giveaway!

Kristin said...

I don't know... I only have two so far, so "only the beginning"

Kristen M. said...

I love the landscapes. I'd choose the trail or San Diego version.

Zenaida Arroyo said...

Go Zenaida!

Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough said...

Awesome giveaway! I like the always earned, never given quote.

Dani said...

Always Earned is my fav.

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I would want "Just Keep Running!"

Annmarie L said...

I would customize "Never Stop Persevering" :)

Sharon Hanks said...

I like the "She Believed She Could, So She Did".

Sharon Hanks said...

I like the "She Believed She Could, So She Did".

Chelsea Prior said...

Never Give Up.

D said...

Been there, done that.

Weener said...

She believed she could, so she did!

Weener said...

She Believed She Could, So She Did!

Weener said...

She Believed She Could, So She Did

Sadie said...

I would like one that said - Unbreakable
Sadie B.

Amber said...

"I just felt like running."

Kathryn said...

I'd love for it to say "Always Earned, Never Given."

Cecil Vermule said...

There is an inch in a mile, so take the inches.

Ken Christensen said...

Got my hanger. Think Strong Be Strong Finish Strong. Absolutely love it. Thanks for running this giveaway