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").

Monday, April 29, 2013

Good Enough

It was a rough weigh-in tonight. I lost 2.2 pounds. I was hoping for more. My calorie intake was right on target and no different than weeks prior. I hadn't missed any workouts, so what was different? Surely my efforts were good enough for a better loss ...

I look back at the past week and wonder if I really did everything I could do? Did I skate a little here and there? I'm currently thinking of a poem that my eleventh grade English teacher required the whole class to memorize, "Good Enough" by Edward Guest. Here's a few lines:
My son, beware of "good enough,"
It isn't made of sterling stuff ...
Who stops at "good enough" shall find
Success has left him far behind ...
For this is true of men and stuff --
Only the best is "good enough."

The whole poem can be found at http://www.appleseeds.org/Good-Enough_Guest.htm. It's worth a read.

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