Last night I attended the Birmingham Track Club’s end-of-the-year party. They held it at Good People Brewing Company, one of my favorite breweries in town and a fun location to kick back, relax, and celebrate the past year’s running accomplishments.
At the party they handed out jackets and shirts to runners who made it into the 1200 Mile Club in 2012. I only ran 1,072 miles for the year because I slacked in the spring and summer, and I was kicking myself for it last night. Next year I want to be sporting that jacket too—it’s one of my goals for 2013.
I loved going to the party and celebrating the BTC. They will always hold a special place in my heart, because running with them has turned me into a more serious runner, taught me to run properly and avoid injuries, and made me fall in love with parts of Birmingham that I might not have found on my own. I wrote a post earlier this year about why running groups rock, and I believe it more and more every time I wake up willingly at 4:30am to share some miles with them.
Big thanks to the BTC for having the party, and here’s to another year of good times and great runs!