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").

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bless your heart

The NFL Draft is wrapping up as I write this. Like other die-hard football fans, I enjoy watching it. I'm also pleased with the players selected by the Lions. Those are some fortunate kids ... none of the other drafted players will get to play in the Super Bowl this year.

I like listening to the talking heads analyze each pick. It looks easy to comment on how well they think first rounders will do, but what about a fifth rounder from Appalachian State? How many of those "experts" can truly speak with authority when the players are less well-known? Maybe I'm just a skeptic, but I don't think they know nearly as much as they want us to think they know.

When you start getting into shape, you'll get a lot of the same kind of analysis from people trying to help you out. They'll tell you what to eat or what kind of exercises to do. Some of it might be good advice, but some of it isn't. When I get unsolicited advice, I generally say something like "thank you and bless your heart." That means "I'm already getting good instruction and I don't need you messing with my training. I'm going to politely ignore what you just said."

If you're reading this blog and can remember me saying that to you, well ... now you know the truth. Bless your heart.

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