CHARLOTTE - For blogger Ben Davis - a simple promise to his grandmother to lose weight and get happy - has turned into success. Lots and lots of success.
Ben started a blog called Ben Does Life, which chronicled his daily life and his journey to lose weight. 120 pounds later - Ben is an avid 5K runner, marathoner and ironman.
And he's coming to Charlotte on Thursday night to meet with some of the people that he has inspired. Ben, whose blog has been read by thousands of people, is taking part in a nationwide tour to meet with his readers - to learn more about their stories - and tell his.
Charlotte is the sixth stop on Ben's 31-city tour that will span the next five weeks. In each location, Ben and his crew will run a 5K and sit down for a meet up.