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Member NameRoger Wright
LocationBoston
Age57
SexMale
Years Running
Max Distance35+ 
Fastest Mile7:15 
Current Mile8:45 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
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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    

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
4/8/18 The Cheap Marathon   Salisbury, MA   Marathon  04:25:58  253/390 
1/1/18 NJ Marathon   Long Branch NJ  Marathon  04:19:16  1272/ 2118 
12/9/17 Kiawah Island Marathon   Kiawah Island SC  Marathon     
10/15/17 Amsterdam Marathon  Amsterdam, Netherlands  Marathon  04:30:03   
8/5/17 Beach To Beacon 10K  Portland,ME  10K     

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UjENA FIT Club Posts

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
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Weights, ran 2 miles, 1 hour spin, ran 1 mile. Did an additional 2 miles this evening.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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Ran 2 miles, weights, spin, ran 2 miles

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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I ran 12 miles

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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weights, ran 2 miles, 1 hour spin, ran 1 mile

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
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3 Easy miles in Ithaca, NY.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Club workout with 2 miles running, spin, weights.

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Ran my annual tribute to the Boston Marathon by running 27.50 miles on the course. Started with some friends around 8 PM in Wellesley with some friends, ran to the finish line and back out. Finally got home around 3 AM.

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Ran 6 easy miles.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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weights, 1 hour spin, ran 2 miles

Sunday, April 8th, 2018
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Ran the Cheap Marathon. For a $26.20 entry fee for a full, chip timed marathon, I cant complain about getting a "lousy ribbon". lol

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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
runnercongrats!!!
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 (2018) 2012

Wk #Log DateEntry TypeActualDay AvgWk TotWk PointsAcc Pnts
21 Wks 128 Days 6.1 Days/Wk Avg 655.8 mi 4.0 avg 28.0 avg  
 Wed 6/6All Workouts 2 Hours+5   20748
 Tue 6/57.1-10mi Run8.5   15743
 Mon 6/4All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5733
21Sun 6/312.1-14mi Run13.1 5.8 mi40.6 mi47728
 Sat 6/21 Mile Run or Walk1   33714
 Fri 6/1All Workouts 1 Hour+2   32713
 Thu 5/317.1-10mi Run10   30711
 Wed 5/30All Workouts 2 Hours+4   20701
 Tue 5/297.1-10mi Run7.5   15696
 Mon 5/28All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5686
20Sun 5/275.1-7mi Run6 6.0 mi42.0 mi40681
 Sat 5/265.1-7mi Run7   34675
 Fri 5/252-3.1mi Run or Walk3   28669
 Thu 5/2410.1-12mi Run12   25666
 Wed 5/23All Workouts 2 Hours+6   13654
 Tue 5/225.1-7mi Run6   8649
 Mon 5/21All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2643
19Sun 5/203.2-5mi Run or Walk5 5.8 mi40.5 mi45641
 Sat 5/195.1-7mi Run7   40636
 Fri 5/18All Workouts 1 Hour+1   34630
 Thu 5/1710.1-12mi Run11   32628
 Wed 5/16All Workouts 2 Hours+2   20616
 Tue 5/157.1-10mi Run7.5   15611
 Mon 5/14All Workouts 2 Hours+7   5601
18Sun 5/135.1-7mi Run6 3.4 mi23.5 mi29596
 Sat 5/125.1-7mi Run6.5   23590
 Fri 5/11All Workouts 1 Hour+1   17584
 Thu 5/102-3.1mi Run or Walk3   15582
 Wed 5/9All Workouts 2 Hours+3   12579
 Tue 5/83.2-5mi Run or Walk3   7574
 Mon 5/7All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2569
17Sun 5/62-3.1mi Run or Walk3 2.4 mi17.0 mi18567
 Sat 5/52-3.1mi Run or Walk3   15564
 Fri 5/4All Workouts 1 Hour+1   12561
 Thu 5/32-3.1mi Run or Walk3   10559
 Wed 5/22-3.1mi Run or Walk3   7556
 Tue 5/12-3.1mi Run or Walk3   4553
 Mon 4/301 Mile Run or Walk1   1550
16Sun 4/2925.1-26.2mi Run26.2 7.3 mi51.2 mi58549
 Sat 4/282-3.1mi Run or Walk2   32523
 Fri 4/27All Workouts 1 Hour+1   29520
 Thu 4/267.1-10mi Run9   27518
 Wed 4/25All Workouts 2 Hours+2   17508
 Tue 4/247.1-10mi Run9   12503
 Mon 4/23All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2493
15Sun 4/22All Workouts 1 Hour+6 6.9 mi48.5 mi48491
 Sat 4/213.2-5mi Run or Walk5   46489
 Fri 4/20All Workouts 1 Hour+1   41484
 Thu 4/195.1-7mi Run6   39482
 Wed 4/18All Workouts 2 Hours+3   33476
 Mon 4/1626.3mi+ Run27.50   28471
14Sun 4/152-3.1mi Run or Walk2 3.6 mi25.0 mi30443
 Sat 4/145.1-7mi Run6   27440
 Fri 4/13All Workouts 1 Hour+2   21434
 Thu 4/125.1-7mi Run6   19432
 Wed 4/11All Workouts 2 Hours+2   13426
 Tue 4/105.1-7mi Run6   8421
 Mon 4/9All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2415
13Sun 4/825.1-26.2mi Run26.2 6.5 mi45.2 mi50413
 Sat 4/72-3.1mi Run or Walk2   24387
 Fri 4/6All Workouts 1 Hour+1   21384
 Thu 4/55.1-7mi Run6   19382
 Wed 4/4All Workouts 2 Hours+3   13376
 Tue 4/35.1-7mi Run6   8371
 Mon 4/2All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2365
12Sun 4/11 Mile Run or Walk1 4.6 mi32.3 mi39363
 Sat 3/317.1-10mi Run9   38362
 Fri 3/30All Workouts 1 Hour+3   28352
 Thu 3/295.1-7mi Run6   26350
 Wed 3/28All Workouts 2 Hours+2   20344
 Tue 3/277.1-10mi Run9.25   15339
 Mon 3/26All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5329
11Sun 3/2516.1-18mi Run17 6.9 mi48.3 mi56324
 Sat 3/242-3.1mi Run or Walk3   38306
 Fri 3/23All Workouts 1 Hour+2   35303
 Thu 3/2210.1-12mi Run11   33301
 Wed 3/21All Workouts 2 Hours+2   21289
 Tue 3/2012.1-14mi Run12.25   16284
 Mon 3/19All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2270
10Sun 3/181 Mile Run or Walk1 5.5 mi38.5 mi49268
 Sat 3/1720.1-25mi Run21   48267
 Fri 3/16All Workouts 1 Hour+1   23242
 Thu 3/155.1-7mi Run6.25   21240
 Wed 3/14All Workouts 2 Hours+2   15234
 Tue 3/133.2-5mi Run or Walk3.25   10229
 Mon 3/12All Workouts 2 Hours+4   5224
9Sun 3/111 Mile Run or Walk1 4.9 mi34.5 mi38219
 Sat 3/1018.1-20mi Run18.5   37218
 Wed 3/7All Workouts 2 Hours+4   17198
 Tue 3/67.1-10mi Run9   12193
 Mon 3/5All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2183
8Sun 3/418.1-20mi Run19 4.6 mi32.0 mi23181
 Sat 3/31 Mile Run or Walk1   3161
 Fri 3/2All Workouts 1 Hour+2   2160
7Thu 3/17.1-10mi Run10 1.4 mi10.0 mi29158
 Wed 2/21All Workouts 1 Hour2   19148
 Tue 2/2012.1-14mi Run13   16145
 Mon 2/19All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2131
6Sun 2/187.1-10mi Run9 4.1 mi29.0 mi28129
 Sat 2/177.1-10mi Run10   18119
 Fri 2/16All Workouts 1 Hour+1   8109
 Thu 2/155.1-7mi Run6   6107
5Wed 2/14All Workouts 2 Hours+3 0.4 mi3.0 mi28101
 Thu 2/1Tread Mill 1hr+6   2396
 Wed 1/31All Workouts 2 Hours+1   1790
 Tue 1/307.1-10mi Run9   1285
 Mon 1/29All Workouts 1 Hour+1   275
4Sun 1/281 Mile Run or Walk1 3.7 mi26.0 mi873
 Sat 1/27All Workouts 2 Hours+17   772
 Fri 1/26All Workouts 1 Hour+2   267
3Thu 1/255.1-7mi Run6 0.9 mi6.0 mi1965
 Wed 1/17All Workouts 2 Hours+3   1359
 Tue 1/165.1-7mi Run6   854
 Mon 1/15All Workouts 1 Hour+2   248
2Sun 1/14All Workouts 1 Hour+ 2.4 mi17.0 mi2846
 Sat 1/135.1-7mi Run7   2644
 Fri 1/12All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2038
 Thu 1/115.1-7mi Run6   1836
 Wed 1/10All Workouts 2 Hours+3   1230
 Tue 1/9All Workouts 2 Hours+   725
 Mon 1/8All Workouts 1 Hour+   220
1Sun 1/71 Mile Run or Walk 0.8 mi5.3 mi1818
 Sat 1/6All Workouts 2 Hours+   1717
 Fri 1/5All Workouts 1 Hour+   1212
 Thu 1/4All Workouts 1 Hour+   1010
 Wed 1/3All Workouts 1 Hour   88
 Tue 1/23.2-5mi Run or Walk4.25   55
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