Sam is bbbaaaccccccckkkkkkkkk…22:49!

117. Sam Spritzer Williamsville NY 0:22:49 0:07:21 15/M50-54 100/M

Today was my first real race of the year…the Bengal Run. It was a cool sunny day out with 644 diehard runners. I actually took 117th and place 15th in my age group. Not shabby considering I took a 2 month hiatus and with this winter being the coldest in a long time, there wasn’t much opportunity to run outdoors.

My goal was to get under 23 minutes and determine how far along I have come. My time being 11 ticks under that and I felt I had plenty of gas left when I crossed the finish line. It was a happy moment, felt good to be doing what I enjoy doing the most and should set the tone for what I expect to be another successful running season.

It also felt good to see all of my running friends. Western NY does have the greatest running community and the greatest running club, Checkers AC.

Lastly, a great big shout out to fellow runners, Guy George and Uncle Herman for placing 1st and 3rd in the junior AARPer age group! I’ll be glad when I get bumped up in September and not have to deal with these two!

2 comments for “Sam is bbbaaaccccccckkkkkkkkk…22:49!

  1. P_RN
    March 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Sam do you remember me from #Nurses?

    This site is so inspiring. It was years before I realized it about your hearing. Your running is fantastic, as I will never run but I do walk. Congratulations on the persistance both in the races and in the fortitude to go ahead with the implants.

    Your old friend from #fluffies and earlier,


  2. c
    March 18, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Great Job. Wondered if you had run any yet. Sounds like you stayed in great shape over the winter. Good for you. So Proud of you.

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