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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, May 7, 2013

Calmed down

Raise your hand if you threw a temper tantrum in your blog yesterday ... (raises hand) ... yep, I was a little ticked yesterday, and I vented right here. I'm not proud of it and even thought of removing it, but if you're still reading this, you want to know what it's like to do something like FWSW. That's what it was like yesterday. Some days just feel like a kick to the head.

Even though I was a ding-dong about the whole thing, everyone still encouraged me. Michael (my mentor) really brought it home with a candid heart-to-heart after this morning's workout. I've said it before, and you'll hear me say it again, having the right kind of support makes a huge difference. His words came across so clearly because he's walked where I walked. As FWSW alumni, he's been in my shoes.

Here's the bottom line: the old me (pre-FWSW) couldn't do any of the things I've done so far. I've come so far that that old fat me is gone and replaced with a little less fat and fitter me that could complete a 5k (barely), or do 100 flights of stairs, etc. Here's the cool part: the me that waddled the 5k is also gone and has been replaced with an even leaner, fitter me that is capable of even more. Remember how I was so proud of 130 flights in 40 minutes last week? Well, that me is long gone too and has just been replaced another me that just did 152 flights! My goal is 200 flights in 40 minutes, and some sleek Adonis future me is going to do it.

So, fortunately, the me that threw a fit yesterday is gone just like the others. I'm sure you remember him, but don't get too attached. He's history. And so am I.

(Final note -- for some reason, I've got Weird Al's "I Think I'm A Clone Now" playing in my head ...)

 

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