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").

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My super power

Sorry about the recent weather. It's my fault, I'm sure. You see, I've been eating vegetables lately, and once that started happening "a chilly, wet day in Fort Wayne" couldn't be far behind. (I realize that phrase isn't as famous as that other weather-related phrase -- "a cold day in hell" -- but I'm sure it's in use somewhere.)

It's crazy. I've ate spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, cucumbers, almond butter, tomatoes that weren't on a hamburger, and a ton of lettuce (also not on a hamburger) just to name a few. I can't say that I like too many of the new foods, so I tend to hide them when I eat. For instance, I throw new veggies into a stir fry with some chicken breast and then don't look too hard at my plate while eating. If it's all jumbled together I'm not sure what I'm eating in any particular bite. Whatever it takes, right? I am mildly surprised that the dietary changes have come easier than I thought they would come.

Personally, the coolest part of eating new foods is the gas by-product. I'm not trying to be gross here, but when you radically change your diet, be forewarned that you're also going to radically change your gas. I was always proud of my ability to clear a room before FWSW, but I now feel like Peter Parker must have felt after getting bit by that radioactive spider. After all, broccoli flatus almost qualifies as a super power.

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