Thoughts on fitness, health, good nutrition ... and running.

Welcome to Bald Man Running, a blog launched by Frank Murphy on January 1, 2015.

In March, 2013 I was selected as a contestant for the sixth season of Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner. Through this amazing program, I learned about good nutrition, sound exercise and accountability. By October, I would lose over 88 pounds (almost 37% of my original weight)! One of the many things I acquired through FWSW was a love for running. You can retrace my weight loss journey and discover how I became a runner by reading those entries labeled "fwsw" ...

Note: Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to launching BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro").

Sunday, March 31, 2013


I've got a secret. Well, it's not a very good secret, and if you're reading this, then you already know it ... but it's still kind of a secret. What's my sorta secret? I'm a contestant on season six of FWSW.

You see, I have yet to broadcast the news. My wife and sons know. My boss knows. My younger brother knows. That's it. Why haven't I called everyone I know to shared the news? After all, am I not excited to be a part of this season? Am I not looking forward to learning how to take better care of myself? You bet I am! Trust me ... I know this is a privilege and a honor. I'm sincerely grateful for this opportunity. So why haven't I shared the news?

Well, I freely confess that I'm just a little intimidated and nervous. I'm not afraid of what my family, friends, etc. will think (I know they'll be supportive). I just know that I've never succeeded at something like this. Call me crazy if you will, but my plan is to start making these changes and then have people notice it. When they ask what's going on in my life, then I will finally spill the beans. For some weird reason, I don't want to announce that I'm a contestant. I want to fight to be noticed for having some measure of success.

Now don't get me wrong ... I'm not trying to hide my involvement. I know it's not really a secret. But I do know the way I'm wired, and it gives me a little extra motivation to feel like I need to first earn the right to tell someone that I am a part of this great program.

No comments:

Post a Comment