It’s day 15 of the PILE on the MILES Problem and right this moment’s theme is MEDAL MONDAY. When you’re new to operating, social media or Earth, Welcome! We’re completely happy to have you ever!! Let me let you know what this complete ‘Medal Monday’ factor is all about…
What’s MEDAL MONDAY?
Medal Monday, typically seen with the hashtag #MedalMonday on social media signifies when somebody shares a photograph of a medal they acquired after a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or different distance race. These photographs could be a close-up of the race medal, the runner carrying the medal or another artistic picture.
It’s a possibility for runners to share their accomplishments, put up a race recap on social media, mirror on an ideal race, share a lesson from a tough race or put up simply because. #MedalMonday is commonly posted the Monday after a race weekend – however that’s not a rule. Typically runners take a while to mirror on their race, write their race recap, go offline for an enormous after a race, or simply need to have fun a previous race each time they really feel prefer it, so Medal Monday posts are widespread 12 months spherical.
The basic Medal Monday picture – Put on your medal and maintain it up. Get somebody to take an image of you with the end line or different runners within the background. Do it proper after the race, BEFORE you alter garments or sit down. Put any water or gas you acquired out of sight of the image so that you’re not standing subsequent to a random pile of water bottles and bananas.
Chunk the Medal picture – You could have seen photos of athletes biting their medal. Sure, they BITE or fake to chunk their medal. (This isn’t unique to operating medals, many Olympic athletes do that.) It’s type of bizarre however a practice that goes again a very long time. (It doesn’t actually make sense any extra, however individuals nonetheless do it out of custom or as a result of they’re inspired by photographers.)
The medal biting picture is rather like the basic besides you fake to chunk (or really go for it) your race medal. I’ve had buddies inform me ‘fake to chunk it’ when snapping a post-race pic for me! And I’ve seen a ton of comparable pics, so it’s fairly widespread.
WHY DO RUNNERS BITE THEIR MEDAL?
Individuals used to chunk into gold to test if it was actual (human tooth are more durable than gold so it will depart a tiny imprint). Up to now Olympic athletes who gained a gold medal might have bitten into their medals for that reason. Now Olympic gold medals solely have a small quantity of gold in them… so why chunk it? Athletes nonetheless do that as a result of photographers encourage them to take action. It’s grow to be custom and many of the world’s most adorned Olympians have photos doing this.
Runners do it with marathon medals as a result of it’s a standard factor to do, we’ve seen so many others do it and what the heck else are you speculated to do with this huge, cumbersome shiny object hanging out of your neck?! It’s all a bit bizarre. And it’s all a bit superior. May as properly have enjoyable with it!
Medal Monday Flat Lay picture – A flat lay is when a photograph is shot from immediately above objects on a flat floor – it’s widespread in meals and vogue images. On this case the main target can be your medal and you’ll organize completely different objects round it on a flat floor.
One simple possibility is to rearrange your race tee shirt, bib and medal on a flat floor with every other objects which have the race brand or go together with the theme. Assume ‘Flat Runner’ however for after the race.
I’ve taken photographs of my race medal with donuts and different fairly meals for #MedalMonday pics too.
Artsy Medal Monday picture – If you wish to get artistic along with your Medal Monday picture and like to deal with the medal and never be within the image – go for it. Take a photograph of your medal with a beautiful background, subsequent to your post-race meal or use your creativeness and do one thing distinctive.
I’ve seen superb Medal Monday photographs the place the medal is the main target however you’ll be able to see an iconic landmark native to the marathon within the background. This can be a nice possibility should you’ve traveled for the race.
Medal Monday celebration picture – This can be a picture that includes you along with your medal taken after the race in one other location, typically after a bathe and a few relaxation. These are standard for Run Disney races as many runners take photographs inside Disney World or Epcot (however you are able to do this anyplace an excellent post-race picture op is assured).
To get an ideal Medal Monday celebration picture – resolve on the situation and timing earlier than your race (or take one proper after the race simply in case your plan doesn’t work out). After you bathe/prepare, rehydrate and refuel – take your medal to an ideal picture op location and have somebody snap away.
These are some recommendations on getting an ideal #MedalMonday picture – however should you don’t get a brilliant fancy pic, it’s not an enormous deal. Submit it! Rejoice your accomplishment. Share your expertise with others and allow them to cheer for you too.
The operating neighborhood on social media may be very welcoming and supportive. I encourage you to take part and make some buddies and digital operating buddies.