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").

Friday, April 19, 2013

My clothes

Three weeks of workouts down, twelve more to go. I've already noticed a lot of improvements in my stamina, strength and even coordination. I've still got a lot of room for further improvement, but I'm encouraged.

Some things I'm thankful for: my team shirts, my running shoes and my pants.

The team shirts are pretty nice. They wick the sweat away and don't stick to you like cotton t-shirts would. If I keep losing weight, it will eventually look like I'm wearing a nightie instead of a shirt ... and "thin me" will just have to deal with that.

The shoes are designed to compensate for my crazy gait. Apparently, my feet aren't flat when I run (they tend to slant inward). Without these shoes, shin splints would be far worse. I know I'm not a track star, but if you were to look at me while I'm standing still in these fancy kicks, you might think I was an Olympian.

My "pants" (that's what Brits call undies, and while I'm not a Brit, I use that term because it sounds sophisticated) are made of the same kind of wicking fabric as the shirts. The wrong pants can lead to rashes and other unpleasant discomfort. My only regret is that Wal-Mart only had basic gray ... I was looking forward to getting something with Jurassic Park or the Justice League on them. I wonder if UnderRoos is still in business and making anything out of wicking fabrics? That would be so fun to wear.

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