UjENA FIT Club Posts
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Ran 15 miles home from an appointment.
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Ran 6.5 miles over to a rehab facility to see an old friend, Charlie. Put a smile on his face which made the 6.5 miles home easy. Interesting story: Charlie helped invent the microwave oven. While working at Raytheon, he gave his friend Percy a chocolate bar. Percy later noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket had melted while they were working on a radar system. The rest is history.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Since it's 11.11 (Veterans Day) I decided to run 11.11 KMs. Finished at 11.11 AM as well!
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
Yesterday I received a bib for Chilly Half Marathon in Newton,MA. Bad news is I ran poorly (2:03) but good news I was with 6 beautiful women who all gave me a hug so I'm happy.
You had fun! That's what it is really about. There are always other races where you can have fun running your guts out.Bob Anderson 11/9/14 6:50 pm
You're correct Bob. It's a tough hilly course but I ran 1:49 last year. That's why I'm going to a doctor/marathon trainer starting tomorrow. Doing LA Marathon in March. Roger Wright 11/9/14 7:26 pm
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Ran an easy 6 miles on Boston Marathon route.
That's something I would like to do with you in Boston... especially the 'easy' part.John Hofacre 11/6/14 8:52 pm
John, we will definitely run a portion of the marathon route when you're here. Maybe we can run out from Boston and DOWN the hills of Newton, including Heartbreak Hill. Roger Wright 11/9/14 12:46 pm
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
3 mile easy run.
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Ran an easy 3.25 miles after the Dublin Marathon expo.
Monday, October 20th, 2014
40 minutes weights, 1 hour spin, ran 1 mile.
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Ran the BAA Half Marathon with a bunch of friends.
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Went to downtown Boston and run/walked 3 miles with Breast Cancer Walk and then ran another 17 home.
Roger, Way to go... you are an involved guy. Maybe you remember my book dedicated to my sister who died of cancer. And hey, we just booked our hotel for the Internal Medical conference in April/May 2015... so hope to meet you then.John Hofacre 10/11/14 12:14 pm
Hi John. Yes cancer sucks and unfortunately my wife had a tough fight with it (3 surgeries). Fortunately she has been "clean" for 11 years. Looking forward to meeting you and your wife when you come to Boston! Roger Wright 10/12/14 3:40 pm
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Check out my video on my profile!Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:20 pm
Each year I make a video for one marathon to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. This is my 2014 Boston Marathon video. http://youtu.be/3AsQjx1lxLURoger Wright 3/23/14 2:21 pm reply to comment
Wow, bombs just went off at the Boston Marathon! Fortunately Bob and Mike should be ok. Roger Wright 4/15/13 12:35 pm
talked 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
richard, latest news is cell phone service has been intentionally shut down in boston.Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 2:41 pm reply to comment
Check out my video on my profile!Roger Wright 4/13/13 8:29 pm
Inspirational, Roger. Hopefully, this will encourage others to get out there and keep moving.Gary Funck 4/14/13 6:51 pm reply to comment
Is 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
Something 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 BobBob Anderson 11/7/12 1:59 pm reply to comment
Yesterday, 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
Richard Stiller 11/3/12 8:26 pm
What 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 reply to comment
Have you recoverd from Berlin? You are running the BAA Half this weekend!!! Have a good one....Bob Anderson 10/5/12 6:30 pm
Thanks 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 reply to comment
Congrats! 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? BobBob Anderson 7/2/12 9:40 am
That'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
congrats!!!Shari Mernett 7/3/12 6:31 am reply to comment
Roger, 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
Hi 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 reply to comment
Good luck on your News Year day 5k...Bob Anderson 12/30/11 9:37 am
Thanks 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
Sorry 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 reply to comment
Good 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
Thank 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 reply to comment
Hi 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 reply to comment
I 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
They 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! LOLRoger Wright 9/27/11 12:48 pm reply to comment
I 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 reply to comment