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


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

Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro"). I will continue to add articles as I find them, polish them up and import them.

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" ...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Krazy Kasi

Just did my first intervals class with Kasi. I didn't want to, but I had the (mis)fortune of Tina seeing me come into Spiece and she asked way too nicely for me to say no. I was going to hit the elliptical for an hour and get a better workout than I'd get in some random class. After all, Kasi (the trainer) is pregnant. And then there was the male/female ratio ... only one other guy in the room. How'd I let myself get roped into a "girl" workout? How good could it be?

Oh boy. I am such an idiot. That was the most difficult workout I have ever done in my entire life. After a month of FWSW workouts, I didn't realize I still had new muscles to torture.  She literally made me kick my own butt repeatedly (and I know how to use the word "literally" correctly). You know it's really bad when you're looking forward to using weights just to give your screaming legs a break! But then somehow, those little four pounders miraculously turned into forty pounders without ever leaving my hands. I've got to pay closer attention to those things next time.

By the way, I finished the workout. Yes, I did.

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