The Greater Rochester Track Club (GRTC) offers MILEstone patches for members as a way to recognize a sustained commitment to racing/running in any given year. I heard about the awards back in the spring but I wasn't a member yet. I joined the GRTC when they offered a bus for the Boilermaker and decided to try to go for one! I didn't really set a goal for which one I wanted, since it would be my first full year of races. I just new I needed one. Stat! I completed 120.8 races miles in 23 races and earned a SILVER patch!!!
Not too shabby for one year! I obviously aiming for the gold patch in 2013 and hopefully with multiple high mileage races on my calendar it will be doable! Since I now have a wedding to save for, I have a feeling that some races might get sacrificed in the name of love. Don't worry, I'll be back for 2014! I also received my early bird registration gift for the Cleveland Marathon. I doubt I'll ever use it, but I love anything that says Cleveland Marathon on it!
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