Welcome


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" ...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Secret weapon

I've got a secret weapon: my wife. She's also competing this season in the Public Division. They started a week earlier than the regular contestants did, so she's got a bit of a head start. After three weeks, she had lost 16 pounds! My third weigh-in is still two days away, and I need to lose at least 4.8 pounds to match her. Her success is pushing and motivating me.

Even though we're competitive, we're still doing this as a team. We work out together, shop together, make meals together, etc. It helps us stay accountable and it makes the sacrifices easier.

Somehow, this amazing and beautiful woman agreed to marry me a little over twenty-three years ago. I know that I am fortunate man. I love you, baby ...

... and I'm going to lose more weight than you do.

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