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Member NameRoger Wright
Years Running
Max Distance35+ 
Fastest Mile7:15 
Current Mile8:45 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
Internet Profile Linkhttp://www.RFME.org
Fitness StatementI was overweight my entire life, and 300+ pounds for the previous 5 years (I'm only 5'6"). On June 7th, 2008, at the age of 47 I decided to drastically change my life. Even though I had never run more than a 1/4 mile in my previous 30 years because I HATED running, I set a goal of running the 2009 Boston Marathon which was 10 months away and to raise $3000 for my 9 year old niece Julia who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. I exceeded all expectations and have learned to love running. I generally run 5-6 marathon or other endurance races each year and will continue to do so as long as my legs allow me.

Quote“"Once you cross the finish line, no matter how fast or how slow, it will change your life forever" (Dick Beardsley from the movie "Spirit of the Marathon")” 
Running AchievementsOnly being able to run 10 yards the first day of training and 10 months later running the 2009 Boston Marathon, NONSTOP!  

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Upcoming Races

Date Event Name Location Distance    
4/29/17 Reveal Mt Charleston Marathon   Las Vegas, NV   Marathon  Share with Friends Share on Facebook  

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
2/11/17 Hilton Head Marathon   Hilton Head, SC   Marathon  04:19:56  82/220 
12/10/16 Kiawah Island Marathon   Kiawwah Island SC   Marathon  04:05:46.0  429/1069 
11/6/16 New York City Marathon   New York City   Marathon  04:27:53  24147 
10/9/16 3 Lander Marathon   Germany, Austria, Switzerland  Marathon  04:21:22  544 
6/26/16 Grant-Pierce Marathon   Arlington, VA   Marathon     

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UjENA FIT Club Posts

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Ran an early (12-1:30 AM) 7.5 miles on a track with my friend Henry who was running for 24 hours for a charity.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Ran 8 miles this morning at an easy pace and 2 miles of intervals at track workout this evening.

Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Ran the Boston Marathon course starting at 4 AM with my friend Heather. Finished and went to a Red Sox game.

Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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3 mile shakeout run in Boston with Bart Yasso. Very tough not officially running.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Ran 10.5 miles this morning. Did track workout tonight for 3 more miles.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Ran 10.5 miles.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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Decided to tag along with wife to her job and ran 9.5 miles back home to my job.

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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30 minutes weights/core, 1 hour spin, ran 2 miles.

run Mixing it up.
Bob Anderson 4/11/17 7:52 am
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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6 very wet and cold miles.

run Is the weather going to be good for the marathon? Are you running?
Bob Anderson 4/6/17 10:20 am
run Forecast says 41-59 with AM showers which looks ideal! Unfortunately I didn't get an invite this year but running a marathon the week after in Las Vegas. Next year for sure!
Roger Wright 4/6/17 1:45 pm
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Ran 6 miles around new neighborhood in SC.

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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:20 pm
runnerEach year I make a video for one marathon to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. This is my 2014 Boston Marathon video. http://youtu.be/3AsQjx1lxLU
Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:21 pm
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runnerWow, bombs just went off at the Boston Marathon! Fortunately Bob and Mike should be ok.
Roger Wright 4/15/13 12:35 pm
runnertalked to bob, they are OK. he said it went off just about the time when michael crossed the finish line, bob was waiting for him.
Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 12:52 pm
runnerrichard, latest news is cell phone service has been intentionally shut down in boston.
Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 2:41 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 4/13/13 8:29 pm
runnerInspirational, Roger. Hopefully, this will encourage others to get out there and keep moving.
Gary Funck 4/14/13 6:51 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 1/15/13 2:13 pm
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runnerIs it me or is the Fit Log messed up? Looks like Sunday was repeated from last week to this week (of all the weeks to move my LSR from Sunday to Saturday! lol) and there is no Saturday listed.
Roger Wright 11/7/12 1:56 pm
runnerSomething did happen but our webmaster is getting it fix. Be sure to keep us informed of any situations we need to fix OR improve! Thanks Bob
Bob Anderson 11/7/12 1:59 pm
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runnerYesterday, after hearing the NYC Marathon was cancelled, I wrote this in defense of my running friends on Facebook who had received abuse from both strangers and friends. My thoughts on the NYCM. First, I can completely understand the negative sentiments regarding the New York City Marathon (NYCM) being held. Hurricane Sandy was a horrific disaster that obviously affected millions of people to a degree that will never be forgotten. I am 100% certain that there is not ONE runner who does not have compassion for everyone affected by this storm and it's effects. If there is anyone that doesn't care, even non runners, then they are not human in my eyes. Life is complicated and every day we are faced with decisions that are not easily made. And some are beyond our control. Having been given the OK to run by Bloomberg and the NYRR, the runners of the New York City Marathon found themselves in a situation that they really didn't have control over. "Damned if you do and damned if you don't". The NYCM is the largest marathon in the world with approx. 50,000 runners. And because of it's size and prestige, runners come from not only every state in this country, but this year, approximately 20,000 came from other parts of the world to run it. For most of the runners it starts as a dream, turns into a goal, and becomes a non wavering commitment. They ran through blood sweat and tears, sun, rain and possibly snow, day and night, dusk to dawn, just to run ONE race. I was not registered to run this year's race but I do have many friends and family that were. I can tell you that every one of them is actually feeling a sense of relief right now that the race has been cancelled. The runners in this year's race are not selfish, evil, uncaring, apathetic or any other degrading term that they have been called this week. If you believe that, then you should be ashamed of yourself. Relatively new to the sport of running, I immediately found runners to be some of the most caring people in the world, with a large majority raising millions of dollars and awareness for charities throughout the world. And if you think it is easy to spend hours, days, weeks and months soliciting donations from friends, families, coworkers and strangers, then I sincerely encourage you to try it. Trust me, it is MUCH harder than running 26.2 miles. Hurricane Sandy is a tragedy that has few rivals in 21st century America and the victims will wear a scar on their life that will be extremely hard to ever remove. But I also believe that, to an obviously much lesser extent, that the runners of this race are also victims in one way or another.
Roger Wright 11/3/12 6:22 pm
runnerRoger Good words.
Richard Stiller 11/3/12 8:26 pm
runnerWhat you have written says it so well. Thanks Roger for taking the time to share your thoughts. They are right on...
Bob Anderson 11/4/12 5:04 pm
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runnerHave you recoverd from Berlin? You are running the BAA Half this weekend!!! Have a good one....
Bob Anderson 10/5/12 6:30 pm
runnerThanks Bob. Got back from Germany yesterday (incredible time!) so I just updated everything. Heading out right now for an easy 5-7 with running club so see how I feel for tomorrow's BAA Half. I don't expect much for tomorrow but at least it's supposed to be cool...
Roger Wright 10/6/12 3:37 am
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runnerCongrats! Roger you are our Ujena Fit Log winner for the week ending June 24. AND because you are a 2-star member, we doubled your winnings. $100 is on its way...it does pay to workout daily and to post daily at Ujena Fit Club...who is next? Bob
Bob Anderson 7/2/12 9:40 am
runnerThat's awesome Bob, I am so excited that I finally won! That said, I actually win every week because this Fit Log does encourages me to work out everyday, even if it's just a quick mile. Thanks Bob, you really made my day!
Roger Wright 7/2/12 7:29 pm
Shari Mernett 7/3/12 6:31 am
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runnerRoger, did you do the half on the 18th. I didn't see your name in the results? Are you getting set for Boston?
Bob Anderson 3/26/12 10:05 am
runnerHi Bob. Always nice hearing from you - thanks for the interest!. I ended up running the New Bedford Half at 1:57:29. About what I expected with a really bad hill for the last mile. Someone should tell them to run the race the other way! lol Finished my long run for Boston over the weekend. Ran from Hopkinton to the top of Heartbreak Hill and felt good. Did 1:57 at 13.25 which is good for me. That said, the 2nd half of Boston is obviously the hard part! Congrats on your Oakland Half! You seemed a little disappointed with your 1:31 but from my perspective I could only dream of a time like that! You're awesome! :)
Roger Wright 3/26/12 2:07 pm
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runnerGood luck on your News Year day 5k...
Bob Anderson 12/30/11 9:37 am
runnerThanks Bob. Unfortunately I pulled my left calf running a few days ago so I have been doing everything else (spin, swimming, elliptical, etc) in hopes of a recovery. First race I have ever had to cancel. Hopefully it's OK before Miami Marathon in 29 days. Happy New Years.
Roger Wright 12/31/11 11:19 pm
runnerSorry to hear this Roger...I hope you have a speedy recovery...be sure to get some massage!
Bob Anderson 1/1/12 3:53 pm
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runnerGood job Roger...blisters can be the worse. You can run faster and on to the next one. But I am sure you had a wonderful experience. I wished I would have been there with you! Good luck in Miami...
Bob Anderson 11/6/11 6:25 pm
runnerThank Bob. Marathons are always special and obviously the New York City Marathon (NYCM) is one of the world's greatest. Regardless of my time, it was a great experience. I'm only 50 so plenty of time to improve! BTW, thanks to this site, I recognized Marshall Ulrich at the NYCM expo and had a great conversation with him about his incredible accomplishments and my weightloss/marathon story. Both he and his wife Heather are wonderful people. Only at chapter 4 of his book (Running On Empty) but very riveting!
Roger Wright 11/8/11 3:48 pm
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runnerGood luck Roger...have a good race in New York. Tell us all about it.
Bob Anderson 11/5/11 10:23 am
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runnerHi Roger! I finally joined up. Glad you are liking it here. Knew it would be your cup of Boston Tea.
Aneese Totah 10/4/11 10:23 pm
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runnerI have always wanted to do a road relay and for some reason I never did one. Looks like you do several per year. They must be fun?
Bob Anderson 9/26/11 10:21 pm
runnerThey are a blast as long as you have a team who accepts that it is more about having fun instead of expecting everyone to set a world record pace. You also have to accept that you MIGHT get 2-3 hours sleep for the next ~36 hours if you are lucky, that you will probably be running through the middle of nowhere in the wee hours of the morning with only a headlamp to guide you and that the van ends up smelling like a locker room within a few hours. And those are the good things! LOL
Roger Wright 9/27/11 12:48 pm
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runnerI just watched the new video you linked and I loved it!! Yes, happy tears again. I think what you have accomplished is truly amazing. Congratulations!
Trish Tompkins 9/22/11 4:54 pm
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UjENA FIT Club Fit Log Entries (2017) 2012

Wk #Log DateEntry TypeActualDay AvgWk TotWk PointsAcc Pnts
16 Wks 115 Days 7 Days/Wk Avg 695.5 mi 5.8 avg 40.4 avg  
 Tue 4/257.1-10mi Run7.5   12787
 Mon 4/24All Workouts 1 Hour+1.25   2777
16Sun 4/231 Mile Run/Walk1 6.7 mi47.2 mi50775
 Sat 4/225.1-7mi Run6   49774
 Fri 4/21All Workouts 1 Hour+1   43768
 Thu 4/207.1-10mi Run10   41766
 Wed 4/19All Workouts 1 Hour+1   31756
 Tue 4/182-3.1mi Run or Walk2   29754
 Mon 4/1725.1-26.2mi Run26.2   26751
15Sun 4/162-3.1mi Run or Walk3 4.6 mi32.0 mi42725
 Sat 4/153.2-5mi Run or Walk4   39722
 Fri 4/14All Workouts 1 Hour+1   34717
 Thu 4/1310.1-12mi Run10.5   32715
 Wed 4/12All Workouts 2 Hours+2   20703
 Tue 4/117.1-10mi Run9.5   15698
 Mon 4/10All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5688
14Sun 4/92-3.1mi Run or Walk2 7.4 mi52.0 mi56683
 Sat 4/820.1-25mi Run23   53680
 Fri 4/7All Workouts 1 Hour+4   28655
 Thu 4/65.1-7mi Run6   26653
 Wed 4/5All Workouts 2 Hours+3   20647
 Tue 4/47.1-10mi Run10   15642
 Mon 4/3All Workouts 2 Hours+4   5632
13Sun 4/21 Mile Run or Walk1 5.0 mi35.0 mi37627
 Sat 4/114.1-16mi Run15   36626
 Fri 3/31All Workouts 1 Hour+1   20610
 Thu 3/305.1-7mi Run6   18608
 Wed 3/292-3.1mi Run or Walk2   12602
 Tue 3/285.1-7mi Run7   9599
 Mon 3/272-3.1mi Run or Walk3   3593
12Sun 3/262-3.1mi Run or Walk3 7.1 mi49.5 mi57590
 Sat 3/2518.1-20mi Run19.5   54587
 Fri 3/24All Workouts 1 Hour+1   34567
 Thu 3/237.1-10mi Run10   32565
 Wed 3/22All Workouts 2 Hours+1   22555
 Tue 3/2110.1-12mi Run12   17550
 Mon 3/20All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5538
11Sun 3/191 Mile Run or Walk1 3.3 mi23.3 mi39533
 Sat 3/1816.1-18mi Run17.25   38532
 Fri 3/17All Workouts 1 Hour   20514
 Thu 3/16Yoga 1 Hour+   17511
 Wed 3/15All Workouts 2 Hours+2   12506
 Tue 3/14All Workouts 1 Hour+   7501
 Mon 3/13All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5499
10Sun 3/121 Mile Run or Walk1 6.7 mi46.8 mi52494
 Sat 3/1114.1-16mi Run16   51493
 Fri 3/10All Workouts 1 Hour+2   35477
 Thu 3/912.1-14mi Run12.25   33475
 Wed 3/8All Workouts 2 Hours+2.5   19461
 Tue 3/710.1-12mi Run12   14456
 Mon 3/6All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2444
9Sun 3/514.1-16mi Run16 5.4 mi37.5 mi42442
 Sat 3/41 Mile Run or Walk1   26426
 Fri 3/3All Workouts 1 Hour+2   25425
 Thu 3/21 Mile Run/Walk1   23423
 Wed 3/1All Workouts 2 Hours+2   22422
 Tue 2/2810.1-12mi Run10.5   17417
 Mon 2/27All Workouts 2 Hours+5   5405
8Sun 2/2612.1-14mi Run13.1 5.7 mi39.6 mi45400
 Sat 2/252-3.1mi Run or Walk2   31386
 Fri 2/24All Workouts 1 Hour+2   28383
 Thu 2/235.1-7mi Run8   26381
 Wed 2/22All Workouts 2 Hours+4   20375
 Tue 2/217.1-10mi Run9.5   15370
 Mon 2/20All Workouts 2 Hours+1   5360
7Sun 2/1912.1-14mi Run13.25 6.1 mi42.8 mi47355
 Sat 2/1810.1-12mi Run12   33341
 Fri 2/17All Workouts 1 Hour+3   21329
 Thu 2/165.1-7mi Run7.25   19327
 Wed 2/15All Workouts 2 Hours+3.25   13321
 Tue 2/143.2-5mi Run or Walk4   8316
 Mon 2/13All Workouts 1 Hour0   3311
6Sun 2/122-3.1mi Run or Walk2 6.4 mi44.7 mi52308
 Sat 2/1125.1-26.2mi Run26.2   49305
 Fri 2/102-3.1mi Run or Walk2   23279
 Thu 2/93.2-5mi Run or Walk3.5   20276
 Wed 2/82-3.1mi Run or Walk2   15271
 Tue 2/77.1-10mi Run8   12268
 Mon 2/6All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2258
5Sun 2/53.2-5mi Run or Walk3.25 5.8 mi40.3 mi45256
 Sat 2/414.1-16mi Run15   40251
 Fri 2/3All Workouts 1 Hour2   24235
 Thu 2/23.2-5mi Run or Walk4   21232
 Wed 2/1All Workouts 2 Hours+4   16227
 Tue 1/315.1-7mi Run6   11222
 Mon 1/30All Workouts 2 Hours+6   5216
4Sun 1/292-3.1mi Run or Walk3 8.0 mi55.8 mi58211
 Sat 1/2820.1-25mi Run24.50   55208
 Fri 1/27All Workouts 1 Hour+3   30183
 Thu 1/2610.1-12mi Run12   28181
 Wed 1/25All Workouts 2 Hours+4   16169
 Tue 1/24Tread Mill 1hr+6.25   11164
 Mon 1/23All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5158
3Sun 1/225.1-7mi Run6 7.8 mi54.5 mi58153
 Sat 1/2118.1-20mi Run20   52147
 Fri 1/20All Workouts 1 Hour0   32127
 Thu 1/1910.1-12mi Run12   29124
 Wed 1/18All Workouts 2 Hours+4   17112
 Tue 1/177.1-10mi Run10.5   12107
 Mon 1/16All Workouts 1 Hour+2   297
2Sun 1/152-3.1mi Run or Walk2 5.9 mi41.5 mi4695
 Sat 1/1414.1-16mi Run16   4392
 Fri 1/13All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2776
 Thu 1/1210.1-12mi Run12   2574
 Wed 1/11All Workouts 2 Hours+3   1362
 Tue 1/105.1-7mi Run6.5   857
 Mon 1/9All Workouts 1 Hour+1   251
1Sun 1/81 Mile Run or Walk1 6.1 mi42.5 mi4949
 Sat 1/712.1-14mi Run14   4848
 Fri 1/6All Workouts 1 Hour+2.5   3434
 Thu 1/510.1-12mi Run12   3232
 Wed 1/4All Workouts 2 Hours+1   2020
 Tue 1/37.1-10mi Run10   1515
 Mon 1/2All Workouts 2 Hours+2   55
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