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").

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


We've all learned tons of stuff so far: how to write a good journal, how to stretch, how to climb stairs (repeatedly), how to march in place while punching fictional ninjas (I imagine they're there so I can punch their faces ... and yes, I just used three "there" homophones in one sentence ... correctly).

One of the things I've learned to do is sweat. I didn't know I could sweat so much. My armpits were starting to wonder if they had a monopoly on sweat and they are pleased to know that they are not alone. During morning workouts, I sweat from places that I didn't realize had sweat glands. I'm particularly proud of the volume of sweat that pours down my bald scalp. It gets in my eyes ... which would be okay if I wore contacts, because I'd never have to rinse with saline solution again.

If sweat is just my fat crying, then my fat is freaking big baby. Cry on, fat. Cry on ...

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