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").

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Less of me

"I look forward to seeing less of you!" Under normal circumstances, hearing that would be a blow to my ego; however, since I've been losing weight this past month, it's now a compliment.

It's also created an unusual situation where I feel obligated to make sure I'm not short-changing anyone on enjoying my presence. For someone to get the same dose of me, it's necessary to make up for my missing mass by taking about 7.5% longer to complete a conversation (having lost about 7.5% of my original weight is where I got that number). It's not easy to come up with that much new filler, so I tend to recycle bits of previous conversations. As I continue losing weight, I'll feel the freedom to continue to expand the amount of your time that I need. By the end of this program, it will take me at least ten minutes to have an eight minute conversation. As I said, my weight loss has created an unusual situation ...

Seriously, I expect being healthy to come with a whole new set of problems. Some of them I can anticipate, but I'm sure that I need to stay on my toes. It's great that a lot of FWSW alumni are investing in us. Those of you thinking about getting into shape, look for people that have already walked your path. They're a valuable resource.

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