January 29, 2013

1200 Mile Club and TrailMix app winners

Let's start with the winners. If you see your name listed below, email me at yomommaruns(at)gmail.com for instructions on how to redeem your free TrailMix app. Then get shakin'!


Congrats to Elizabeth at Running for Bling, Cathryn at My Heart's Content, Sarah at Sedwick Studio, Jenn at Run It My Way, and Marla Lenox! And thank you to TrailMix for sponsoring this giveaway.

I'm also feeling like a winner this year because I made it into the Birmingham Track Club's 1200 Mile Club. You probably can't guess what the requirements are. Fine, I'll tell you. Run at least 1200 miles in a year. My total was just under 1600 for the year, so I'm solidly in the club now.

At the track club's annual party, they pass out the gear to those who qualify. The year you qualify, the BTC gives you a jacket that boldly tells that world that you are a rockstar and not afraid to painstakingly calculate and track stats to earn that rockstar-iness. Plus you get a patch for that year's accomplishment. Then every year after that, you get to add another patch to the jacket. 

Now I've found my come up.

And, yes, of course I immediately put that jacket on over my other jacket. Represent.

Talking running with the the trailheads. Source: David Christy Photography

Once you're in the club, you're eligible to buy more 1200 Mile Club shirts. Do not, I repeat, do not try to buy these before you are officially in the club because you will be shut down. They're not just handing these out like lollipops at the bank. I tried to buy one back in the summer when I was fairly sure I would make the mileage. Uh no, I got shut down on that big time. So once I joined I was excited to FINALLY get to buy that shirt I was craving like a pregnant lady and a corn dog (just me on that one ... moving on then).

Source: David Christy Photography


Where did that foot come from in the middle of my serious-look-into-the-distance photo shoot? The photographers around my house are all in time out for not taking their job seriously enough. 

One of the side benefits of loving to run and train for long-distance races is that you get plenty of mileage. My original aim was not to earn club status, but once I realized that my training would take me  to that level anyway, I was totally in. 

Any Marathon Maniacs out there? My next unintentional goal is to join you in the club. 

Do you know how many miles you ran last year? No, this was the first year I've totaled the miles for the year. Is it just me, or do you instantly see 1200 and divide it into the number of shoes you would need to run that many miles?

What running clubs are you a part of? 

21 comments:

  1. Wow, that is quite an achievement - I love the T Shirt you get with it, well deserved and you have every right to be very proud! I ran less than half of what you did last year - around 1000km, so about 600 miles (I think) - cycled too though:)

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    1. I wonder what the cycling equivalent is of 1200 running miles. ??

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  2. That's fantastic news (for me)...thank you so much!!!! Will email.

    Congratulations on the 1200 mile club - and more importantly, on the 1600 miles. That is amazing. The jackets are supercool but the t-shirts are even cooler!!!!

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  3. Awesome jacket! Congrats:) I haven't run with a running club yet. I know there is one near me, but haven't been brave enough to try it.

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    1. You have to try it -- especially now that you're getting into coaching. You could make a ton of contacts through it.

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  4. YAY for winning a giveaway, FINALLY!! Haha I don't win things ever, this is an exciting day :)

    And CONGRATS on the 1200 mile club, that's pretty awesome! We don't have anything like that near where I live, but I sure want one of those jackets!

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    1. Awesome! Send me an email, so I can get it to you.:)

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  5. That's an awesome jacket and shirt. I don't think we have anything like that around me cause I'd totally be in.

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  6. Awesome mileage! I really want to join our local club but its about 30 min away. Kinda a drag to spend $ on gas to join the run :( .

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    1. I agree, a little too far. Maybe it would be worth it for a long run group.

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  7. WooHoo! Way to go - you totally rock!!!
    I tally my miles - daily, weekly, monthly, yearly....I'm anal like that. I haven't hit 1200 in many years (probably since college or grad school) because I have to limit my running.
    Love the T-shirt and jacket!!
    I have recently thought about joining a running club - wonder if the one here has cool club incentives?!
    Congrats on hitting (and passing) your 1200 goal!!!

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    1. Ours also has cool incentives for volunteering. Like volunteer three times at a race and get a free race entry. Pretty cool idea!

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  8. I love that jacket!! Congrats on being awesome and killing the mileage! I want to join a running club but have not found one for me yet but I am keeping my eye open and now the bar has been raised. There had better be awesome clothing involved:).

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  9. Congratulations on the 1200 mile club– can Marathon Maniac be far behind? Also congratulations to the winners of TrailMix! My sons (who programmed it) hope you enjoy it!

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  10. No running club yet -- I need one! Especially in the winter. I think I ran about 1600 last year.

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  11. Awesome jacket! And shirts...congrats for earning them.

    I belong to my local running club, which is about 2,000 members strong. The best part of it is Sat. long runs with water stops. Love that!

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  12. LOVE the jacket!! You deserve it for sure!! I do not belong to any clubs here. My small town in NC does not have a lot of runners. It kind of sucks. Greensboro is 30 minutes away and has a couple clubs, but I work weekends and in the evening it is often family time so I miss out on their running groups.

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  13. seriously, bham track club is way cooler than atl's. way, way cooler (i know i've said this before in one of your posts). congrats on your achievement! i'm in half fanatics-but should probably pay my dues...

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