No I Will Not Remove My D Tag

I love sleeping in… have I ever mentioned that?

While I am not a HUGE fan of working late on Thursdays, there is something to refreshing about sleeping in until 730 on a weekday.  I wake up on my own normally, and get to allow myself to slowly wake up before my alarm goes off…my favorite.

Workout of The Morning: 3.5 miles speed work



Here’s how it looked this morning:

  • 1 mile warm up (about 940 pace)
  • 1 speed mile (between 8.0 and 7.1, about 8 min/mile page)
  • 1.5 mile switching back and forth between 800’s and 400’s at speed, and 400’s at recovery.
  • Finished 3.5 miles in a little under 31 minutes

That equals 27.25 miles for the Pile On The Miles challenge. 


Yes…that is still my D tag from the St Louis RnR on my shoe.  Shoot, if it were up to be I’d still be wearing my medal…so it is no surprise that the D tag is still there.  I need a new pair of shoes soon, so I imagine that little tag will be on there until these shoes are retired. And I am OK with that.

After my run I did day 7 of Piper’s 30 day thigh challenge which included:

  • 25 lateral lunges with weights
  • 50 scissors
  • 18 fire hydrants
  • 20 pile squat pulses with weights

Ok, this challenge is starting to get real as well.  If you are doing this with us…don’t look ahead.  Except to tomorrow, which is a rest day (which works perfectly because it’s a rest day on my schedule as well).



And now, I need to finish up getting ready and head to work.  I really do love these slow mornings 🙂

Question of the Morning: Do you keep your d tags on your shoes from races?  Or do you hold onto anything else from events as momentos?


27 thoughts on “No I Will Not Remove My D Tag

  1. I have the bibs from my races and the medal from my HM but the bibs now have the B-Tag technology and it’s a plastic tag on the actual bib so no more D Tags. Apparently they were charging if you didn’t return it?? And I’m thinking I might try and get on that thigh challenge. Thats sounds like ZERO fun but necessary

  2. Don’t let anyone make you feel weird for keeping the d tag! I cut mine off the first time I went for a run after my half, and I felt sad immediately after. I cut it off cause I didn’t want any weird looks, but realized later, who cares?!

    I definitely save my bib and of course, the medal!

  3. I miss sleeping in 😦 I’m now having to get up earlier with the girls so when I go back to work in 3 weeks my body (and their’s) are already up and ready to go.
    I cut mine off 😦 I love keeping my race bibs more then my medals (weird, eh!).
    And, I’m getting scared for the thigh challenge…it’s about to get REAL!

  4. I keep EVERYTHING from races, I’m a huge nerd. Also, I think I need to get on that thigh challenge after watching Carrie Underwood on the CMA’s last night

  5. I keep my D-tags on mine too! I keep everything from a race. I still have the newspaper from when I ran Chicago. What I plan to do with it… I still don’t know but it’s nice to have it 🙂

  6. I keep all my bibs, medals, and race tees together. I’m looking for something cute to hang my medals on in my new house.

  7. I kinda miss when NYC races had the D-tags, I would leave them on my shoes forever! But now it’s just in the back of the bib you wear. Not as cool 😉

  8. I rotate shoes but on one pair i now use for gym shoes and dont run in I have a marathon chip from a race 2 years ago and a Dtag on the other from God knows what 10K I did. I think ever single time how I should take it off but I never do. I’m definitely keeping the marathon chip but since I cant remember the Dtag I can let that go!

  9. I usually leave my tag on for a week or two, good conversation starter. I hang all my medals on a three rung fleur de lis coat rack I bought in New Orleans, I also have all my race bibs from the years, but not sure what to do with them!!!

  10. I love your running recaps. I tells me push myself and it’s nice to learn how other people design their runs- definitely gives me a lot to think about as far as how to set myself up for success for going “long” distances. I also love the thigh challenge you posted. It seems a little more friendly than 100s of squats.

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