The Most Inspiring Story About One Man’s Journey To The Boston Marathon

Ever since Roger Wright was 7 years old, he had dreamed of running the Boston Marathon just like his father did in 1968. But in 2008, at 47 years old, Roger weighed over 276 lbs and could only run 10 yards without losing his breath. He set out on a quest to lose weight, get healthy, and run the marathon. But it became more than a quest for himself, it became a mission to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, the heartbreaking disease his niece was born with. Watch his inspiring journey.

Watch the fundraising video Roger created for the 2014 Boston Marathon here: RFME.org

ORIGINAL: YouTube

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Massachusetts Fall Foliage

New England Fall foliageFall has arrived, the leaves are changing colors and winter is just around the corner. October is the best time to tour New England at its brightest. Here are some great places in MA to catch the changing leaves:

1. Greater Boston/Merrimack Valley

2. The Quabbin Reservoir

3. Cape Cod

4. The Berkshires

5. Hill Towns of Western Massachusetts

 

For other leaf peeping ideas check: Massachusetts Office of Travel + Tourism or Massachusetts Living

**According to the Farmers’ Almanac, peak fall foliage should be Oct. 5-21 (Inland) and Oct. 12-28 (Coastal).